The Downtown Development Association (DDA) and Public Arts Commission (PAC) proudly present the 13th season of Art & Wine Walk. In 2019 the event will take place six (6) times throughout the year.
This casual experience takes guests through various participating businesses located in historic Downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Each business has a featured artist showcasing their work or talent while offering wine tasting. The event runs from 1pm to 5pm. Guests buy a wristband and maps that list each business and artist participating. We have a minimum of 15 businesses on the walk each month.
On average, over 300-400 guests participate each month! There’s no better way to introduce that many people to your work on one day each month during the year! We would love to have you featured on the 2019 Art & Wine Walk.
We continue to accept applications throughout the Art & Wine Walk Season, but your date(s) of choice may not be available. If for any reason a business needs to cancel their participation in one or more of the events, the DDA needs to be notified at least three weeks prior to the event by phone at 701-757-4051 or email to email@example.com
REQUIREMENTS | Businesses participating in Art & Wine Walk ARE REQUIRED to serve/offer at least one beer/wine/alcoholic drink selection. This is based on recommendations from guests, as well as proper representation of the actual event.____________________________________________________________________________________
SERVER TRAINING | All businesses participating in Art & Wine Walk MUST ensure that staff pouring alcohol on the day of the event have the proper server training through the Grand Forks Police Department or City of East Grand Forks. (GF City Code requires all persons serving alcohol, even temporarily, possess a certificate of training issued by the police department.) This certificate can be obtained by successfully completing the online Alcohol Server Training Class and is good for three years. A copy of certification(s) from each server will be required prior to the event(s). To register, go here: http://www.grandforksgov.com/government/city-departments/police-department/i-want-to/server-training.
All businesses participating in Art & Wine Walk MUST have a liquor license to serve wine. For businesses that don’t currently have a liquor license, a temporary liquor license will be provided by our Art & Wine Walk sponsor. A copy of the temporary license will be presented each month of participation. (Please note: There is a cost to these licenses, and the DDA will sustain those costs for the businesses participating.)
DDA will provide wristbands to identify of-age guests of the Art & Wine Walk. Any guest without a wristband CANNOT be served alcohol that is being offered during the Art & Wine Walk, even if they can present proper ID. This request is out of respect for guests who have paid to participate in the Art & Wine Walk event. Art & Wine Walk organizers and their event sponsors, officers, directors, employees, and agents do not condone underage drinking and will assist proper authorities if brought to our attention. ____________________________________________________________________________________
SAMPLE LIMITS | The Art & Wine Walk is a casual stroll through Downtown Grand Forks offering guests samples of wine & beer while enjoying local art within locally-owned businesses. Sample cups are provided and are just 1 ounces in size. Only one sample is allowed per person. If your business is offering two or more wine/beer choices, it is recommended that only one sample of one wine/beer is given per person and that no additional pours per person are given.
Businesses participating in Art & Wine Walk ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED to serve/offer appetizers. Examples of low cost offerings include:→ Meat and cheese assortment tray→ Cheese tray assortment with crackers→ Variety of tea sandwiches→ Chips and a variety of dips/salsas→ Fruit and vegetable trays with dips____________________________________________________________________________________
ARTISTS | PAC places artists and performers in participating businesses at least two weeks prior to each Art & Wine Walk. Artists and performers are required to contact their business at least one week prior to the event to determine set-up arrangement, as well as setup and tear-down times.
Artists and performers are completely responsible for all aspects of set-up and tear-down of their work, AND are responsible for their display setup (tables, easels, chairs, etc.). Businesses will NOT have to provide tables/chairs for artists unless they want to have them available.
Artists CANNOT hang artwork on walls without first consulting the manager of their location. Businesses may choose their own artists, but these arrangements are made without PAC’s involvement. The business is responsible for contacting the DDA at least one month prior to the event with the name and contact information of the artist. If that arrangement has already been made, there is a place to note artist information on this business application.____________________________________________________________________________________
SALE OF ARTWORK | Many artists sell their artwork during Art & Wine Walk. The business is not responsible for any aspects of selling the work. Musicians may sell recordings of their music.____________________________________________________________________________________
DISPUTES | Although rare, if you experience an unpleasant experience with your artist or performer, please notify the DDA immediately.____________________________________________________________________________________
MAP & SIDEWALK SIGNAGE | Each business is represented on all event maps purchased by guests. Each business also receives a sandwich board to place in front of their business during each Art & Wine Walk they participate. A new poster for the board is printed each month with the name/logo of the business, the artist(s) placed at that business and sponsor logos of the event. As many businesses enjoy being a part of the Walk each month during the season, we usually leave the sandwich board with the business throughout the summer, but the DDA is happy to pick up the board if requested.____________________________________________________________________________________
LIABILITY | The DDA and PAC, event sponsors, their officers, directors, employees, and agents shall be indemnified and held harmless from and against any losses, liability, claims, demands, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, proceedings, damages, actions, and/or causes of action of any kind and nature arising or in any way connected with the Art & Wine Walk event.____________________________________________________________________________________
BUSINESSES ARE REQUIRED TO:→ Prepare their staff for the event→ Ensure staff pouring wine/beer has proper server training→ Serve at least one type of drink (wine, beer, non-alc) for each event→ Provide space for artist (to fit a table and 1-2 easels).→ Communicate with artist(s) prior to the event to discuss space, arrangement and timeline→ Set up sandwich board each month of participation.____________________________________________________________________________________
ART & WINE WALK ORGANIZERS WILL:→ Promote participating businesses by printing maps with their name/logo. Maps are sold to each guest.→ Promote participating businesses by printing posters that are used in the sandwich boards provided to the participating businesses.→ Provide a liquor license to each participating business that does not regularly have one.→ Purchase and use wristbands to identify of-age guests of the Art & Wine Walk. Any guests without a wristband SHOULD NOT be offered beer/wine being served during Art & Wine Walk, even if they can present proper ID. This request is out of respect for guests who have paid to participate in the Art & Wine Walk event. Art & Wine Walk organizers and their event sponsors, officers, directors, employees, and agents do not condone underage drinking and will assist proper authorities if brought to our attention.→ Purchase and provide 1oz sample cups to each participating business.→ Promote the event across the region to over 10,000 people using tools including, but not limited to Websites, community calendars, eNewsletters, social media, posters, event banners, event maps, sandwich boards and more.____________________________________________________________________________________
STARTING LOCATIONS | The Blue Moose Bar & Grill and Rhombus Brewing Co.____________________________________________________________________________________
RIGHT OF REFUSAL | Event managers reserve the right to refuse participation to any artist, performer, business, or guest for any reason.
___________________________________________Downtown Development Association23 N 3rd Street Suite 2Grand Forks, ND 58203 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Arts Commission215 N 3rd Street Suite 100 Studio 5Grand Forks, ND 58203 | email@example.com