Have you ever wanted to decorate your own wine bottle?
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre and Hinterbrook Winery are giving locals the chance to do just that this July — with a glass of wine in hand.
In a special event July 13, artists are welcome to stop by the Pumphouse to paint “stars and swirls” which will be used on the bottles for Hinterbrook’s new white wine “Stardust.”
To brighten things up, the paint will glow-in-the-dark — so you’ll be able to find your bottle at home when lights are low.
Natalie Worden, events coordinator at Hinterbrook, said owners George and Violet Yeh came up with the idea as a nod to the winery’s “‘Express Yourself’ NOMAD philosophy.”
Five dollars from the sale of each decorated bottle of Stardust will be donated by Hinterbrook to the Niagara Pumphouse Ian Butler Scholarship Fund, which supports an annual scholarship award to a graduating high school student from Niagara-on-the-Lake to pursue a recognized post-secondary visual arts program.
Stardust will be available for sale by the glass to adults of legal drinking age and participants will be able to place an order for bottles and cases they help decorate.
Lise Andreana, chair of the Pumphouse board, said the event “is a perfect way for people to become familiar with the Pumphouse and engage with art, even if they have no previous art experience.”
“We want everyone to enjoy the day.”
The Decorate a Wine Label event is free and open to anyone five and up.
No reservations are required, and all painting supplies will be provided free of charge.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13.
For information on Pumphouse classes, exhibitions and special events, visit niagarapumphouse.ca.