By: Adam Foreman | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015
Kim Goddard, Broken Arrow Neighbors executive director, accepts a check from AVB Bank Chairman Kelley Rash for sponsorship of Wine, Eats and Easels.
This year’s event will again be held at the Farmer’s Market and BA Historical Society Museum, both located in downtown Broken Arrow at 418 South Main Street.
“We are so excited to have our event in June again,” said event co-chair LaTonya Cundiff. “The weather seems to be better and makes people want to celebrate outdoors. Plus, it allows us to get the message out of how important BA Neighbors is to this community. Our corporate sponsors are the lifeblood of this event, and we are always interested in having more join the team!”
Patrons are treated to an evening of food, wine, art and music. Dozens of wine vendors from across the area come together with local food establishments to create an atmosphere of taste and culture. Nearly a dozen artists will be on site displaying their work for sale and also be performing live art exhibits. And local jazz enthusiast Grady Nichols will also be on hand to perform again as this year’s headliner.
The most rewarding aspect of the evening is the cause the event celebrates. Most proceeds go to benefit Broken Arrow Neighbors, which helps aid area families who need extra assistance with clothing, money, school supplies, medical help and other unexpected situations. Last year’s event raised more than $60,000 for the needs-assist organization.
“Wine, Eats and Easels is one of the most attended and applauded social events of the year, where citizens come together for an evening of entertainment and enjoyment,” said Kim Goddard, executive director of Broken Arrow Neighbors. “2014 was a banner year for Broken Arrow Neighbors as we completed construction of new 10,000 square foot Comprehensive Community Resource Center.”
In addition to the food, wine and art, special surprises will be on hand as well, including the world famous Butt Sketch artists, a wine pull, photo booths and more.
In a new addition, a limited edition bracelet from the Rustic Cuff has been commissioned as a fundraiser for the event. Bracelets are on display on the Facebook page and will retail around $100.
Wine, Eats & Easels is presented by the Friends of Broken Arrow, BA Arts & Humanities Council, the City of Broken Arrow and the BA Historical Society Museum. Tickets are available at all AVB Bank locations, Star Jewelers, Holiday Inn Express, TownePlace Inn & Suites, Epic Salon and Broken Arrow Neighbors.
For more information and an ongoing update of the list of vendors, visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/wineeatsandeaselsba. Corporate sponsorships vital to this event are still available. Ages 21 and over for attendance is required.
For more information, contact