Amador Arts Council Welcomes Everyone to the 25th Annual Wine Fest—raising money for arts education

Amador Arts Council

Back Event Nov 12, 2022 @ 4 pm By Deja Douglas

Amador Arts Council Welcomes Everyone to the 25th Annual Wine Fest, raising money for arts education in local public schools. Sutter Creek, CA—On November 12, in downtown Sutter Creek dozens of artists and artisans will fill this historic setting with art, music, dance, tasty treats, and award-winning wines.

The Amador Arts Wine Fest is the primary arts education fundraiser serving Amador County schools. For those who do not want to taste wine and gourmet bites, you are welcome to enjoy the festival for FREE!

Everyone can enjoy youth performances by Star Dancer, Amador Young Fiddlers, and pianists Jadon Kulling and Lotte Flint. PLUS: Professional musicians, Manny Sosa, Lizzy Juergens (AKA “C.H.A.D. The Guinea Pig”), The Boxhorns, Klaudia Promessi, and Dirty Cello will knock your socks off with fantastic music throughout town.

Local professional artists will be doing live demos and auctioning art to raise funds for arts education, including Ray Beldner, Jolene Stark, Liz Grandsaert, Ree McLaughlan, Chelsea Robot, Kamillo Bustamante, Kylie O’Shea Rasmussen, Marleen Olive, Judy Day, Julie Trail, Vicki Bennett, Pat Logan, Priya Ramchandran, Sandra Campbell, and more.

While enjoying the fun arts experiences, you can buy raffle tickets ($20 each or $100 for 6) and bid on the silent auction (even if you do not have a ticket to the tasting portion of the event). So bring the whole family, especially your designated driver!

You do not want to miss out on this luxury raffle for a chance to win a week in Cabo San Lucas for four people at Grand Solmar Resort with stunning ocean views, exquisite amenities, and topnotch gourmet cuisine.

PLUS: Our award-winning Mystery Wine Sales will give you a chance to buy bottles of local, award-winning wines for just twenty bucks!

The fun starts at 4 PM with youth performances in front of the Sutter Creek Auditorium. Then the public is invited to meander about town enjoying the artists, artisans, music, silent auctions, luxury raffle, and Main Street businesses.

For those who do wish to taste the gourmet wines and foods, tickets are available now at for $65. The last day for in-person sales (cash/check/credit) will be Friday, November 11 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM at our location inside Amador Senior Center at 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson. Limited day-of tickets ($75) will be available for purchase in-person at Sutter Creek Auditorium on Saturday, November 12, beginning at 12 noon.

Amador Arts President, Alyssa Vargas welcomes the entire community to this one-of-a-kind arts festival. “This event really highlights what we all know: Amador County is an arts community! AND together, we can advance arts education for all students in our rural, public schools. We want to thank all of the artists, artisans, culinary artists, wine makers, vineyards, wineries, shops, musicians, donors, and volunteers who make this event possible.”

Wine Fest is produced by the Amador Arts Council thanks to generous contributions from the key sponsor Harrah’s of Northern California, glass sponsor Terra d’Oro Winery, and event sponsor Equality California, in tandem with support from local businesses, individual donors, and artists.

About the Amador Arts Council Established in 1982, Amador Arts Council is the designated 501c3 non-profit Local Arts Agency and partner to the state of California. Amador Arts Council encourages, supports, and promotes the arts by providing arts education for all students in local public schools, professional development for emerging artists up to age 26, and arts education advocacy and planning in partnership with Amador County Unified School District and Amador County Office of Education.

Together, we advance rural creative freedom for all people. With support from the California Arts Council, a state agency, Amador Arts Council strives to promote the arts as a valuable part of everyday life for all citizens regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or financial status. For more information about Amador Arts, visit or contact Deja Douglas at (209) 256-8166,

DATE: November 12, 4 to 8 PM

LOCATION: Sutter Creek, CA

TICKETS: FREE-FUN for non-drinkers or buy tickets here.