The Beauty of Finger Lakes Wine Country is Captured in the Painted Barrels

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Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association proudly announces The Painted Barrels, a wine barrel exhibit celebrating the Finger Lakes, on display now at over 30 wineries and attractions through October 11, 2009. Each empty, painted wine barrel has been painted by a Finger Lakes artist and each barrel uniquely captures the beauty of the region. In addition to the barrels being on display at various locations, each barrel is available for purchase for through an online auction at http://www.paintedbarrels.com

Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association proudly announces The Painted Barrels, an art exhibit celebrating the natural relationship of art and wine in the Finger Lakes, on display now through October 11, 2009. This regional art exhibit features painted barrels on display at over 35 wineries and area attractions throughout the Finger Lakes.

All of the barrels have been painted by local artists and showcase the beauty and diversity of the Finger Lakes. In addition to the barrels being on display at various locations, each barrel is available for purchase through an online auction at http://www.paintedbarrels.com now through October 11, 2009. Half of the proceeds from each barrel are shared with the sponsoring artist.

Morgen McLaughlin, president of Finger Lakes Wine Country, says "we are thrilled with the response to these barrels. The artists have been great to work and each barrel looks stunning at each location. This is a family-frendly, affordable summer and fall activiity."

Some of the featured barrel locations include wineries such as Heron Hill Vineyards, Glenora Wine Cellars, Sheldrake Point Vineyards, Lucas Vineyards, Dr. Konstantin Frank, Heart and Hands, Fox Run Vineyards, and Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards and attraction locations like the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, downtown Elmira, and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.

For the complete list of barrel locations and to download the Painted Barrel Trail map and guide visit http://www.paintedbarrels.com. The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase the immense art talent that exists in the Finger Lakes, to provide a venue for the artists to exhibit their works, and to increase visitation to the region.

Contact:

Morgen McLaughlin
Finger Lakes Wine Country
607-936-0706
http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com

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