A Taste of Ashland 2015

Taste of Ashland 2015 image by Kevin Christman

Taste of Ashland 2015 image by Kevin Christman

17 Galleries + Wine + Food = One delicious art experience!

Celebrating its twenty-sixth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event is A Taste of Ashland. This annual walking tour of Ashland galleries pairs local restaurants and regional wineries to create Ashland’s most delicious art experience. In 2015 A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines. For a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

“A Taste of Ashland is the ultimate Ashland experience!” says Jeff Jones, Event Coordinator. “Tasters stroll leisurely through the quaint town of Ashland all afternoon, experiencing the best of Ashland art, food and wine, then have time to relax and attend an Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance in the evening. What could be better!”

Tasters will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant, winery and gallery using a ballot for the Taster’s Choice award. By doing so, their name will be entered into a drawing for two weekend passes to A Taste of Ashland 2016.

Tickets for A Taste of Ashland are: $60 for both Saturday and Sunday, $50 for Saturday only and $40 for Sunday only. Despite demand, tickets to the Taste remain limited so as to ensure that it is not over-crowded. A free shuttle by AllAboard Trolley, will offer rides to all 17 galleries, but most are within walking distance.

For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2015 a complete list of pairings go to: www.atasteofashland.com or call 541-488-0178. LOCAL TICKET OUTLETS: Ashland Art Center 357 East Main St., Ashland or by calling 541-292-2302. Tickets can also be purchased and wine glasses picked up prior to A Taste weekend at the Ashland Plaza Kiosk from 12 noon to 2p.m April 17 through April 24. The Kiosk will open at 11a.m. on April 25th and 26th.

The Ashland Gallery Association’s goal is to promote Ashland as an art destination through group activities including professional and student art exhibits, First Friday gallery walks, educational opportunities to promote the sale of art in the belief that art is essential to the welfare and character of our community.

A Taste of Ashland is HOSTED by: Ashland Gallery Association and SPONSORED BY: Southern Oregon Public Television, Jefferson Public Radio, Ashland Chamber, Southern Oregon Media Group, Ram Offset Lithographers, Mountain Meadows, and Southern Oregon Magazine.