By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011
Dianne Bileck, Whitney Rose, Joanie Cooper and Lea Ann Golden of the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce invite you to the first annual South County Wine & Art Festival.
The first-ever South County Wine & Art Festival, hosted by the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the beautiful new Glenpool Conference Center, located at 12205 S. Yukon Ave.
“This is a great opportunity to sample some of Oklahoma’s finest wine and admire works created by some of Oklahoma’s best artists. It will be a casual yet classy event the whole family can enjoy,” says Dianne Bileck, executive director of the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce. “This is the first event of its kind at the new Conference Center, and we are excited to see how it plays out. We hope to make it an annual event.”
Admission to the festival is free, and the cost of the wine tasting is $10 per person. This small fee allows you to taste wines from several Oklahoma wineries. The first 75 people will receive a commemorative wine glass. Whether you love the dryness of a rich cabernet sauvignon, prefer a crisp, light chardonnay, or enjoy a sweet blush, you’ll find it all at the festival. With weather permitting, the vintners will be set up across the lawn of the Glenpool Conference Center.
Meanwhile inside, artists will be set up with booths displaying and selling their works. “The art will include several mediums – oil paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. It is not a crafts show, but focuses more on reputable art. We contacted the Oklahoma Arts Council to find some incredible professional artists for this event,” says Dianne.
The South County Wine & Art Festival will be a fun day featuring wineries from all over the state and talented artists. You’ll also enjoy the sounds of beautiful jazz music while wandering around the grounds of the new Conference Center. With the support of the community, this event can return for years to come.
In addition to the wine and art festival, the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce has a lot of other activities going on right now. They recently held their 10th annual golf tournament in April, and they are busy preparing for Black Gold Days, scheduled for June 17-18. “Also in the works are a Glenpool leadership program, a business expo, and community-wide fundraisers to raise money for Christmas lights to decorate the new street lights on Main Street,” adds Dianne.
To learn more, call the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce at (918) 322-3505 or email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.