It’s almost time for the sixth annual Masterpieces on Main Art & Wine Festival, to be held in downtown Kent on Saturday, June 2nd, from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Main Street Kent is gearing up for the biggest and best event in its history, with two and a half times more artists than last year!
Admission to the event is free, and for $10, event goers can purchase a commemorative wine glass and three “taste” tickets to be used at their choice of the five winery tents. North Water Street will be closed from Main Street to Columbus, and the Hometown Bank Plaza will be filled with live, local music all day long. A selection of popular, local bands will play at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm – the lineup will soon be announced.
Local wineries participating in the event include: Wolf Creek, Troutman Vineyards, Viking Vineyards & Winery, Maize Valley Winery and Myrddin Winery. New to the event this year, Main Street Kent has added a “bistro” within the festival, where a selection of foods will be available for purchase from Taproot Catering, an offshoot of the popular Cajun Dave’s located in downtown Kent. A tent with chairs and tables will be set up for people to sample different offerings at their leisure throughout the event.
The event is generously sponsored by four local businesses: AMETEK, Kent State University School of Art Galleries, Wild Earth Outfitters, and Williams, Welser, Kratcoski & Can, LLC, all located in Kent, OH. Proceeds from the event will benefit Main Street Kent, the non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Kent. More information can be found at mainstreetkent.org and facebook.com/mainstreetkent.