EL CENTRO-The Church of Saints Peter and Paul presented their 55th annual Palate and Palette fall festival Thursday evening treating guests to fine art, fine wine, and fine music.
A canopy of twinkling white lights gave covering to a wide spread of wines and cheese spreads for partaking through-out the night. Alfords Distributing hosted two craft beer bars offering 11 different types of beers, including Sierra Nevada and Hanger 24 beer.
Tickets for the event were a $25.00 donation, with the net proceeds of this event used for outreach programs in Imperial Valley.
â€œThis special event enables us to meet new people and visit with our friends as we begin a new Imperial Valley season. Â We are especially grateful to the participating artists and the representatives from the wineries and breweries,â€ the Saints Peter and Paul Church hand-out read.
Imperial Valley artists’ artwork glowed in the church’s beautiful lights with guests enjoying the diverse display of work shown. A brochure described the each piece of artwork, the medium used, and the artist’s name.
â€œI love it! Itâ€™s super inspiring,â€ said MaryAnn Vasquez as she admired a painting by Ruban Martell called â€œTriumph or defeat?â€
Art lovers voted for their favorite piece of art in each category consisting of water-color, acrylic, photography, oil, and mixed media. Those receiving the highest votes were Mary Alexson for her water color â€œOld Route 66â€ and Â for her mixed media, the â€œAncient Oneâ€, a chalk drawing, other participants receiving high votes were Linda Freitas,Â Marvin Wieben, and Maria Herrera.