Wine and food get paired together all the time. It’s a lovely concept designed to enhance the dining experience. Since we are always looking for new ways to improve the gallery experience, we put our own spin on this culinary concept and removed food from the equation replacing it with art. Wine paired with art. Voila! Palate to Palette is born. Now in its fourth year, Palate to Palette has grown to be the largest Contemporaries event of the year and their best party too! We invite you to join us as this year’s event on Friday, December 2.


4th Annual Palate to Palette presented by the Contemporaries
at McColl Center for Visual Art
Friday, December 2
7 to 10 PM

$25 for Contemporaries Members
$35 for Non-Members

>> Click here to purchase tickets Due to the low number of remaining tickets, online sales have closed. If you would like to purchase tickets, contact Kate Marks at 704.944.8219.

More than just another wine-and-cheese art opening, Palate to Palette is designed to take ticket holders on a visual and tasting journey. Individuals will travel throughout the building to wine tasting stations set up in artist studios. Each station will feature one artist and one glass of wine that has been thoughtfully selected to create a perfect pairing. Six sipping stations will be included at this year's event which feature the following current and alumni artists as their compliment:

Isaac Payne
Felicia van Bork
Nat Lancaster
Tom Thoune
Alyssa Wood
Marge Moody
*Carrie Becker

In addition to the tasting stations, the building will be alive with live music by Chasing Edison, gourmet local food as well as an auction and raffle featuring, you guessed it, wine and art! And as the event comes to an end, attendees will also have the opportunity to go home with something they love - artwork and wine. So be sure to take good notes, the wine served during the event will be available for purchase by the bottle or case with proceeds directly supporting art and artists in our community.

* Special Bonus Tasting with Carrie Becker

- 7-day stay in Hilton Head Condo for six ($1,200 value) 
- Private gourmet dinner for twenty at the Executive Dining Room at Phillip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center at CPCC. (Includes food and wine, $1,500 Value)
- Franco Mondini Ruiz painting ($5,000 Value)
- Isaac Payne Drawing* ($210 Value)
- Carrie Becker Print* ($200 Value)


Contact Sarah Lewkowitz at 704.944.8223 or for group ticket sales, sponsorship and additional information.

An example of a past pairing is that of Oliver Lewis with Tiamo Organic Prosecco from Veneto, Italy. Why? Because Prosecco requires a unique fermentation process called Charmat which produces bubbles in glass-lined tanks while preserving the inherent freshness of the Prosecco grape. Artist Oliver Lewis recognizes that great products come from unique process, so he invented his own screen printing chemical and process to 'char' images into wooden panels.

Nordstrom (Magnum Sponsor)
Long Island Baked Goods
The Budd Group
Plate Perfect Catering
Harvest Moon Grille
Eye Dialogue
Party Reflections