March 21, 2017

Art & Wine Festival at Home in Historic Downtown Belleville - Artists, Wineries & Foodies Wanted

BELLEVILLE, March 21, 2017 - The Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise is accepting applications from local artists, fine artisans, wineries and local food establishments for the Bay of Quinte Art & Wine Festival to be held on June 10, 2017 in downtown Belleville.

The Art & Wine Festival will showcase the work of 50 artists and fine artisans from throughout the region, in addition to 10 Prince Edward County wineries and 8 local food establishments. “This premiere event will attract art collectors from central and eastern Ontario, and beyond” says Kevin Bazkur, event manager, “we have had an outstanding response so far, and expect the Festival to grow year after year”.  

All exhibitors and vendors will receive outstanding support, including:

     - High quality tents located on the riverfront;

     - Exclusive promotion on the Festival website, social media, and program;

     - Set up and take down support; and

     - Booth sitting service for rest breaks.

The Festival, a fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise, aims to strengthen and highlight the arts and culture community while growing their charitable investments in the Bay of Quinte. “This annual event has become a community effort and a celebration of the thriving arts and culture community in Belleville’s downtown core ” says Tanya Baldwin, Festival Chair, “we have received outstanding support from the City of Belleville and the Downtown Business Improvement Association, in addition to many other community organizations and businesses. With over twenty points of cultural interest within our newly revitalized downtown we are sure to see this collective effort grow”. Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $50 to $5000, and include exclusive advertising opportunities and artist sponsorship.

For more information on participating in this event as an artist, a winery or food vendor, or to inquire about sponsorship please contact the Rotary Club online at, phone 613-393-2111 or visit Gallery 121, 48 Bridge Street East, Belleville, from 2-4 pm on Saturdays April 8, 15 & 29.