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Dixon Steps Out For Art and Wine Stroll

On Saturday evening the stretch of First Street from Women's Improvement Club Park to Buds' came alive with strollers strutting their fashionable best and enjoying music, art, wine and themselves.

Area wineries participating in the annual set up in businesses along North First Street Saturday night to offer tasty and refreshing examples of their oenological art. On the bandstand in the parking lot across from , The Delta Rockets provided the Stroll soundtrack: blues and rock stylings that reverberated up and down the First Street sidewalks.

Festivities got underway in Women's Improvement Park next to the as strollers bought tickets at the tent signed up for their complementary wine glasses and maps.

Everybody was entertained by Dixon native singer-songwriter Samantha Faye playing acoustic guitar and singing original compositions and covers of Taylor Swift and other current hits. Also on hand in the park, and the Football team offered fundraising raffle tickets. 

Then it was on to the Stroll. The atmosphere was low-key as the evening progressed and a nice, cool Delta breeze picked up. Across the street from the park was quietly festive as Fox Brook Wines folks steadily poured libations at their station next to the (quiet) jukebox. At , the Winters-based Berryessa Gap Winery featured a variety of beverages.

In all, more than 20 downtown businesses opened their doors for the strollers, who'd enter, get their glasses filled and casually mingle. Artists including Laura Caron were on hand to talk about their process and inspirations. Caron had her acrylic-mixed-fabric paintings inspired by quilts on display at Barrett-Lebber Realty.

Down at , Taide Shaw displayed oil paintings, done in a style reminiscent of Frieda Kahlo, depicting her son.

A real cross-section of Dixon turned out including Dixon School Board members Herb Cross and John Gabby, Dixon varsity football team members Chris Rico, Sean Grottkau and Christian McLaughlin, Director Cookie Powell, Downtown Dixon Business Association Publicity Director and Dixon Patch Contributor Debra Dingman and former Dixon City Councilmember Kay Cayler, among an estimated 300 strollers.

Carol Johnson August 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Wasn't the wine stroll on Saturday night?
Carlos Villatoro August 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Thank you Carol made the correction

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