FREEPORT, Illinois – Don’t miss Freeport’s premier event for wine lovers—the annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting at the Freeport Art Museum on Friday, February 5th from 6 until 9 p.m. Enjoy a variety of fine wines, scotch and bourbon and locally crafted cheeses while shopping the silent auction featuring top-rated wines paired with dinner packages or artistic wine-themed gifts. Back by popular demand is CHOCOLATE! Taste some handmade, decadent chocolate treats that pair wonderfully with wine. The first 200 guests receive a commemorative wine glass.
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to win an original acrylic painting by Eric Weiand. Titled Oakdale Prairie, the painting measures 20 x 20 inches and is ready to hang. Raffle tickets are only $5 each. The winner will be announced during the wine tasting. You need not be present to win.
More than 250 people attended last year’s event, raising $7500 for the Museum. Proceeds from the event support The Freeport Art Museum’s mission to promote the arts throughout our community. The museum supports artists, exhibitions, and its collection through fundraising, donations and special events like this one.
Event and Raffle Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person. Visit www.freeportartmuseum.org and click on Special Events under the Events tab. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members in advance. $35 the day of the event.
The Freeport Art Museum gratefully acknowledges presenting sponsor; Furst McNess, our event sponsors; FHN, Helm Group, Hughes Resources, Stewart & Associates, and State Bank. Thank you to Royal Liquor for sponsoring the distributors, and The Cheese Market for sponsoring the cheese for this year’s event.
About the Freeport Art Museum
Established in 1975, the Freeport Art Museum shares the visual and performing arts with the people of northwest Illinois. FAM’s mission is to promote an understanding of art and culture through our collections, exhibitions and education. The museum’s collection contains nearly 4,000 artifacts from all continents and all time periods including ethnographic objects from Egypt, Southeast Asia, and Papua New Guinea; Pre-Columbian and Native American baskets and pottery; excellent 15th to 19th century European painting, prints and sculpture; and a significant collection of contemporary American prints, paintings, and sculpture. The Freeport Art Museum is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Freeport Art Museum is located at 121 North Harlem Avenue, and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5:00 pm., and Saturday from 12:00- 5:00. Tours may be scheduled by calling 815-235-9755. Admission to the Museum is FREE however, donations are gratefully appreciated.