ADBA bumps up grand prize pool for Wine and Art Walk – winner announced live at reception following the event on Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Abbotsford, August 14th, 2017 – The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association’s (ADBA) semi-annual Wine and Art Walk will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in historic Downtown Abbotsford.

The Wine and Art Walk pairs downtown businesses with artists, appetizers, and a wine, beer, or spirits pairing from local wineries, breweries, and artisan food producers from the Fraser Valley.

Each participating business works with an artist to transform the venue into an art gallery for the evening. Patrons of the event get to tour historic Downtown Abbotsford and its businesses while taking in live art, presentations, appetizers, along with wine, beer, or spirit tastings at each location on the tour.

For the first time ever, there will be a reception/meet and greet after the walk at 8 p.m. (location to be determined) where patrons of the event vote for their favourite artist. The winning artist has a chance to take home a large majority of the $1,000 prize pool and will be announced live at the event.

Ticket holders who submit their votes at the reception will also be entered to win one of twenty+ gifts donated by downtown businesses participating at the event. Each gift has a minimum value of $30 and you must be present to win. Tickets are available through and online ticket retailer

Artists are encouraged to apply for a chance to exhibit their work to nearly 300 ticket holders where they can engage, network, and sell their art to the public. To apply, visit The deadline for submissions is August 25th, 2017.

Ticket holders will need to check-in at the ADBA’s office located at 2615A Montrose Avenue by 5:30 p.m. at the latest to grab their wine glass, artist brochure, and voting before they start the tour. Two pieces of I.D. are required and you must be 19+ to attend the event.

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