Art Unveiling and Wine Competition

Art Unveiling and Wine Competition

320 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA | (252) 515-0708

March 10, 2018 | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Join Beaufort Wine and Food as it unveils the signature 2018 painting by artist Dottie T. Leatherwood during an evening celebrating the organization’s upcoming 14th annual festival.

The art unveiling will be held Saturday, March 10th, at 5:00 pm at the NC Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, 320 Front Street in Beaufort. The event will highlight the signature painting donated to BWF by the artist. The signature painting will be featured on promotional material including the limited edition fine art poster associated with the 14th annual festival week held April 25 – 29, 2018.

The evening will feature an exceptional charitable dinner, while mingling and having Ms. Leatherwood sign the limited edition prints available for sale. Each year, our featured artist donates their painting for Beaufort Wine and Food to auction off at the Grand Reserve Tasting and Auction, raising money to donate to our partner charities. This year’s auction will be held on Friday, April 27th and feature fine art, trips and excursions, rare and fine wines and much more.

During the dinner, guests will also be treated to the Beaufort Wine and Food Private Label Wines. The wine’s label will feature the artwork of Ms. Leatherwood, and will be expertly paired with the evening’s cuisine. The Private Label Wines will be available for sale during the event and will be carried at the BWF retail wine store throughout the year.

Local chefs Charles Benjamin Park of Beaufort Grocery Co. and Anthony Garnett of Blue Ocean Market, along with guest chefs, will create a delectable menu.

Both chefs are longtime supporters of Beaufort Wine and Food, and when not in their respected kitchens, can be found working with the Carteret Community College Escoffier culinary program.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online at or calling the office at 252-515-0708.