Arts Council prepares for Expo Vino

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 05:11 PM

The High Point Area Arts Council’s annual Expo Vino, a tasting event with silent and live auctions, will be held Nov. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the High Point Country Club at Emerywood, 800 Country Club Drive.
As in years past, more than 100 wines, specialty beers and lagers will be available for tasting. They will be paired with a wide array of hors d’oeuvres to add to the tasting experience.
Expo Vino is the Arts Council’s signature fundraising event, and its most successful, according to Debbie Lumpkins, executive director of the High Point Area Arts Council.
Silent auction items will include about 200 arts and entertainment packages, furniture and home accessories, jewelry and clothing, sports and recreational packages, health and beauty packages, plus many other treasures.
The evening will conclude with a live auction featuring several special packages.
All proceeds from Expo Vino will benefit the High Point Area Arts Council and its affiliated arts organizations, which include Carousel Theatre, High Point Ballet, High Point Community Theatre, High Point Community Concerts and Piedmont Artists.
The arts council is an arts programming agency that offers free concerts and arts activities to the general population of High Point through Arts Splash (summer concert) and Day in the Park (fall festival). The organization also offers arts educational opportunities — such as the John Coltrane Jazz Workshop, Children’s and Youth Chorales, Youth Jazz Orchestra and Celebration Band — that are not offered by an affiliate arts organization.
Tickets for Expo Vino are $40 each.
For more information or to make your reservation, call the High Point Area Arts Council at 889-2787, Ext. 24. You can also purchase tickets online at
Reservations must be made by Nov. 4.