Colwood Rotary are inviting the public to the first ever Art and Wine Festival at Fort Rodd Hill this Saturday.
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., about 35 artists will be displaying a wide variety of works on the grounds of the fort, accompanied by a wine garden that will feature the finest tipple from five local wineries.
Money raised by the event will go towards the Rotary Picnic playground, which is planned for the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. A substantial amount of money has already been raised but festival coordinator Mike Wedekind said a final push is needed to top off the funding and get construction started.
The goal is to raise $20,000 at the festival.
"We're expecting to cater to people who like art," Wedekind said.
Tickets for the festival are $30 advance or $35 at the gate and include eight, one-ounce samples of wine. Family members under 19 get in free with the purchase of two tickets by family. The price of admission also includes a keepsake wine glass.
There will be food for sale, including ice cream, mini donuts, grilled sausages and Greek food.