What could be more alluring than fabulous fine art, excellent wines and delectable chocolates? Boerne’s 2nd Saturday Art and Wine, February 12, 2011 will treat you and your valentine to an unforgetable evening. Discover why a recent issue of Cowboys and Indians Magazine says: “This Hill Country town plays host to a blossoming Art Movement.” Attend this free monthly event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to find out why people all over the country are making this their Hill Country Art Destination.
It’s like opening a box of fine chocolates. Come see for yourself! Park your car FREE at any location and take advantage of the FREE trolley service, hopping on at any of the locations. Look for the 2nd Saturday Banners at each venue, pick up a map at the Visitor Center on Main Street or download one on the website: wwwsecondsaturdayartandwine.com.
Each stop is a new delight in this unique collection of galleries featuring a stunning array of art in all media from award winning local as well as national artists. Gallery locations include Boerne WineSeller, Carriage House Gallery, COSAS, Highland House Gallery, J. R. Mooney Galleries, Smilovici’s Galleria and The Boerne Wine Company. Each location features a different unique wine, providing a “progressive wine tasting” around the town. Many of these galleries will be participating in the “Chocolate Walk” hosted by Boerne’s Parks and Recreation Department from 11-5. Come see what’s in store for the evening...
Boerne WineSeller is a boutique retail wine store with a welcoming ambiance. On romantic River Road, the views are almost as great as their wines. February finds the WineSeller filled with the joyful, colorful works of famed local San Antonio artist Brother Cletus. His work in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media is widely collected and has won him many awards. Come in to meet this legend yourself and have some edible arts while you are there by Frankie Boone of FrankieB Bakery.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to give your Valentine a gift of art. Choose a special gift, from pottery, reliefs and sculptures to paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, at the Carriage House Gallery’s My Valentine Show. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere as you continue the Chocolate Walk to the Carriage House with chocolates to compliment the wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by ten local artists.
El Corazon de COSAS will feature folk art with themes of amor. And, Boerne’s famous Chocolate Walk... all the same day. If you have never tasted Oaxacan chocolate you are in for a treat! There’s a heart to be found there for everyone. Let owners Amy and Bob help you make just the right selection.
“Creation and Imagination!” Join Highland House Gallery artists and let them brighten your winter days with their artistic visions. Remember your valentine ...art makes an unforgettable gift! Go right in and introduce yourself to this unique gallery.
J.R. Mooney Gallery, one of the longest running fine art galleries in Texas (Established in 1947), has moved to Historic Downtown at 305 S. Main St. in Boerne. Visit the gallery that represents over 200 artists. The gallery has a beautiful collection of Lotton glass that will make the perfect giftf or someone special.
Smilovici’s Galleria offers you the opportunity to buy, sell or display your jewelry, watches, art, pottery, sculptures, rare coins and other collectibles for consignment. Enter this delightful gallery and you will fall in love with Bella, the adorable resident canine. From jewelry for your sweetheart to vintage lighters for him, the old world hospitality and charm combined with rare and amazing finds will keep you coming back to this unique treasure. And they always have chocolates for their customers!
The Boerne Wine Company offers a huge selection of fabulous wines from all over the world, a humidor with great cigars, and paintings by local and national artists. You will delight in seeing this beautifully renovated historic building at 302 S. Main St. Hands-on discovery begins with generous samples in a casual comfortable setting for a perfectly romantic evening.
If you are looking for a perfect ending to your New Year art discovery in Boerne, stop into one of the sponsoring local restaurants and you’lll have reason to celebrate.
The Dodging Duck Brewhause and Restaurant has a clever and eclectic list of house crafted beers that change with the season. Order from a menu that’s just as unique with a selection of international and local favorites.
For a more elegant winter’s evening, with candlelight and romance, try the Creek Restaurant. Nestled on the banks of Cibolo Creek, let the staff pamper you with their special chef-prepared gourmet dishes.
For a cozy and casual meal, try Ruscello’s Gourmet Pizza Parlor on Staffel Street. This local eatery uses fresh ingredients for a delectably delightful meal. For more information and to download a map to all the galleries, see www.secondsaturdayartandwine.com, or call 830.249.1500.