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Art Walk, Wine and Food Festival

Art Walk, Wine and Food Festival
Art Walk, Wine and Food Festival
10-18-2014 - 10-18-2014
Strauss Festival of Elk Grove
http://www.straussfestival.com/about/fundraiser-artwalk-2014.htm
Admission: Advance $25 Door $30
 
(916) 714-2527
 
http://www.straussfestival.com/about/fundraiser-artwalk-2014.htm
Start Time(s): Sat 11am-6pm
The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Lions Club are partnering to host the Art Walk, Wine and Food Festival This year’s festival will feature the beautiful artwork from a variety of talented artists, fine wines, and delicious culinary treats from local chefs. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Strauss Festival, one of Elk Grove’s finest annual cultural events as well as the Elk Grove Lions Club’s many local community service programs that help individuals, groups, and associations within the Elk Grove community 
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