Cellar 55 Tasting Room

First Friday Reception for Erika Bartlett at Cellar 55

Erika Bartlett‘s sky-inspired artworks are on display now at Cellar 55 Tasting Room in downtown Vancouver. Looking at her pastel-washed sky images, your eyes are drawn to details like clouds or subtle variations in color. It makes you feel as though your inside the sky, and your soul feels a little lighter. “The sky is a universal feature seen from many perspectives all at once,” says Barlett. “It is interesting subject matter.”

Bartlett has been a studio artist for a decade and has her eyes set on emerging into public art. “My work is a great fit for wellness and corporate spaces because of its contemplative nature,” she says, “I prefer to work business to business as I am passionate about the function of art in our daily living. Public art takes that to the next level.”

Local artist and curator Greg Bee has invited Bartlett to display a selection of works at Cellar 55 throughout the month of September. Drop by the tasting room any time from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 1, for $10 wine flights and music by Jesse Samsel. Bartlett herself will be there, available to answer questions about her work, her process, and her inspiration. All the art you’ll see is for sale, and Bartlett donates 5% of all her fine art purchases to Southwest Washington Elder Abuse Prevention.

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. Their patio will be open and happy hour is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. To see some of Bartlett’s mesmerizing work, visit erikabartlett.com. You can also purchase items with her designs at https://society6.com/ebartlett.

Sky-Inspired Art by Erika Bartlett at Cellar 55

“Pale Blue Polka Dot” by Erika Bartlett

Erika Bartlett‘s sky-inspired artworks are on display now at Cellar 55 Tasting Room in downtown Vancouver. Looking at her pastel-washed sky images, your eyes are drawn to details like clouds or subtle variations in color. It makes you feel as though your inside the sky, and your soul feels a little lighter. “The sky is a universal feature seen from many perspectives all at once,” says Barlett. “It is interesting subject matter.”

Bartlett has been a studio artist for a decade and has her eyes set on emerging into public art. “My work is a great fit for wellness and corporate spaces because of its contemplative nature,” she says, “I prefer to work business to business as I am passionate about the function of art in our daily living. Public art takes that to the next level.”

Local artist and curator Greg Bee has invited Bartlett to display a selection of works at Cellar 55 throughout the month of September. Drop by the tasting room any time from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 1, for $10 wine flights and music by Jesse Samsel. Bartlett herself will be there, available to answer questions about her work, her process, and her inspiration. All the art you’ll see is for sale, and Bartlett donates 5% of all her fine art purchases to Southwest Washington Elder Abuse Prevention.

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. Their patio will be open and happy hour is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Above image: detail from “Flipspots” by Erika Bartlett. To see more of Bartlett’s mesmerizing work, visit erikabartlett.com. You can also purchase items with her designs at https://society6.com/ebartlett.

Wine & Canvas Painting Class at Cellar 55

There are still a few spots open in the next Wine & Canvas event, which brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in Cellar 55‘s beautiful tasting room at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. Guaranteed: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.

The step-by-step class will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. Sign up at the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and materials. If it happens to be sold out—not an uncommon occurrence—never fear; there’s another class on Sunday, Sept. 10.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and see some of its craft Walla Walla wines and small plate offerings (a gourmet charcuterie board, cheeses, olives and other epicurean treats), visit cellar55tastingroom.com. While you’re there, ask the friendly staff to help you pick out a nice wine for your end-of-summer parties or purchase gift certificates for your friends and family, because we all know that wine is the only gift that counts.

 

Live Music, Wine & Canvas at Cellar 55

There are still a few spots open in the next Wine & Canvas event, which brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in Cellar 55‘s beautiful tasting room at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. Guaranteed: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.

The step-by-step class will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. Sign up at the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and materials. If it happens to be sold out—not an uncommon occurrence—never fear; there’s another class on Sunday, Sept. 10.

On the other hand, why wait until Sunday to visit Cellar 55? Come on Friday, Aug. 25, for happy hour ($2 off all glasses of wine, plus discounts on nibbles) and to hear soulful vocalist Marianne Flemming on the patio from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and see some of its craft Walla Walla wines and small plate offerings (a gourmet charcuterie board, cheeses, olives and other epicurean treats), visit cellar55tastingroom.com. While you’re there, ask the friendly staff to help you pick out a nice wine for your end-of-summer parties or purchase gift certificates for your friends and family, because we all know that wine is the only gift that counts.

Above image: detail from “Moon Reflection,” which guests will paint on Aug. 27.

Summer Fun at Cellar 55

Enjoy the sunny summer days and soft summer evenings with a glass of wine (or two) at Cellar 55‘s beautiful outdoor patio area. The tasting room’s expanded summer hours are Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Fridays from noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Come during Happy Hour—Wednesdays through Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. and all day Sunday—for $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 or more off all cheese and charcuterie items, including Chop & Olympia Provisions salami.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, you can enjoy talented singer and songwriter, Marianne Flemming. She’ll entertain you with a night of blues-infused classic and alt rock under the grapevines on the patio. Flemming is a sought-after performer who has opened for the likes of music greats Donovan and Taj Mahal.

While you’re there, show your patriotic spirit by purchasing all the red, white, and rosé wines you’ll need for your Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy a wine tasting featuring wines that are perfect for boat parties, barbecues, or just watching the fireworks from your deck.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and find out about upcoming events, visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

Friday Happy Hour, Live Music with Marianne Flemming at Cellar 55

Enjoy the sunny summer days and soft summer evenings with a glass of wine (or two) at Cellar 55‘s beautiful outdoor patio area. The tasting room’s expanded summer hours are Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Fridays from noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Come during Happy Hour—Wednesdays through Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. and all day Sunday—for $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 or more off all cheese and charcuterie items, including Chop & Olympia Provisions salami.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, you can enjoy talented singer and songwriter, Marianne Flemming. She’ll entertain you with a night of blues-infused classic and alt rock under the grapevines on the patio. Flemming is a sought-after performer who has opened for the likes of music greats Donovan and Taj Mahal.

While you’re there, show your patriotic spirit by purchasing all the red, white, and rosé wines you’ll need for your Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy a wine tasting featuring wines that are perfect for boat parties, barbecues, or just watching the fireworks from your deck.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and find out about upcoming events, visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

Wine & Yoga at Cellar 55

What goes better with wine than…yoga? (I know you were going to say cheese, and so was I, but let’s be open-minded, here.) Cellar 55 Tasting Room is offering just such a relaxing combination during its third Wine & Yoga Class, happening from at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Arrive a little early to fill out your waiver (SERIOUSLY! INJURIES CAN OCCUR WHEN DRINKING WINE!) and grab a glass of wine on Cellar 55’s happy hour prices. The hour-long yoga class will start promptly at 6 and is designed for students of all levels and experience. You should probably also bring ID to prove you’re old enough to drink wine and touch your toes at the same time.

BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and dress in comfy clothes. No skinny jeans or else you will pop a button and hurt someone. After your senses are awoken and you are all stretched out, enjoy some complimentary snacks and try some of Eastern Washington’s best wines. Tickets are $25 and are available on EventBrite. Warning: possible sweating may occur. But you won’t care because WINE.

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. To learn more about this lively tasting room, visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

 

Wine & Canvas Painting Workshop at Cellar 55

There are still a few spots open in the next Wine & Canvas event, which brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in Cellar 55‘s beautiful tasting room at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. Guaranteed: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.

The step-by-step class will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. Sign up at the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and materials.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and see some of its craft Walla Walla wines and small plate offerings (a gourmet charcuterie board, cheeses, olives and other epicurean treats), visit cellar55tastingroom.com. While you’re there, ask the friendly staff to help you pick out a nice wine for your Christmas dinner or purchase gift certificates for your friends and family, because we all know that wine is the only gift that counts.

Wine & Canvas Class at Cellar 55

There are still a few spots open in the next Wine & Canvas event, which brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in Cellar 55‘s beautiful tasting room at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. Guaranteed: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.

The step-by-step class will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. Sign up at the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and materials.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and see some of its craft Walla Walla wines and small plate offerings (a gourmet charcuterie board, cheeses, olives and other epicurean treats), visit cellar55tastingroom.com. While you’re there, ask the friendly staff to help you pick out a nice wine for your Christmas dinner or purchase gift certificates for your friends and family, because we all know that wine is the only gift that counts.

Above image: detail from “Yellow & Gray Poppies,” which students will paint on Dec. 18.

Spooktacular First Friday at Cellar 55 Tasting Room

Cellar 55 Tasting Room has a “spooktacular” weekend planned, starting on First Friday with happy hour prices on wine by the glass and small plates. While you’re sipping and nibbling, you can enjoy the soulful sounds of live music Rachel Wong and DJ Unlayao from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wong lends her powerful voice to classic and alternative rock as well as the duo’s own original music.

While you’re there, you’ll want to be sure and check out art for sale by Vissual Stimulation, two local artists—Don LaPierre and Preston Kimsey—who create functional and decorative art pieces out of recycled, found, upcycled and repurposed items. (They were a big hit at this last year’s Recycled Arts Festival, where you may have already seen some of their work.) The emphasis is on the “fun” part of functional, and their works are priced affordably. Cash and credit cards accepted!

All weekend long, Cellar 55 will be pouring its new Fall Release wines from VanArnam Vineyards and Five Star Cellars Wine tastings are available and wine can be purchased by the glass, by the bottle, or by the case. Weekend hours are Fridays noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.

Spooktacular Wine, Art, Music at Cellar 55

Cellar 55 Tasting Room has a “spooktacular” weekend planned, starting on First Friday with happy hour prices on wine by the glass and small plates. While you’re sipping and nibbling, you can enjoy the soulful sounds of live music Rachel Wong and DJ Unlayao from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wong lends her powerful voice to classic and alternative rock as well as the duo’s own original music.

While you’re there, you’ll want to be sure and check out art for sale by Vissual Stimulation, two local artists—Don LaPierre and Preston Kimsey—who create functional and decorative art pieces out of recycled, found, upcycled and repurposed items. (They were a big hit at this last year’s Recycled Arts Festival, where you may have already seen some of their work.) The emphasis is on the “fun” part of functional, and their works are priced affordably. Cash and credit cards accepted!

All weekend long, Cellar 55 will be pouring its new Fall Release wines from VanArnam Vineyards and Five Star Cellars Wine tastings are available and wine can be purchased by the glass, by the bottle, or by the case. Weekend hours are Fridays noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.

Live Music: Sun City Players at Cellar 55

Enjoy the sunny summer days and soft summer evenings with a glass of wine (or two) at Cellar 55‘s beautiful outdoor patio area. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, you can enjoy the heartfelt melodies of the popular duo, Sun City Players. Laura Caldwell brings the vocals with familiar pop and folk favorites, covering artists such as James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, and Paul Simon. Guitarist Al Carness is an accomplished and seasoned guitarist who has played with numerous groups and solo artists in Portland since leaving the music world in Los Angeles in 1995.

 

Wine & Canvas Painting Class

The next class is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, when you’ll be able to unleash your inner Van Gogh with step-by-step guidelines for painting a wine-inspired (literally and figuratively) impressionist work called “Sun Flowers” that uses bold colors, strong lines, and your own, personal je ne sais quoi. Sign up at the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and materials.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and see some of its craft Walla Walla wines and small plate offerings (a gourmet charcuterie board, cheeses, olives and other epicurean treats), visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

Wine & Canvas

The next class is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, when you’ll be able to unleash your inner Van Gogh with step-by-step guidelines for painting a wine-inspired (literally and figuratively) impressionist work called “Sun Flowers” that uses bold colors, strong lines, and your own, personal je ne sais quoi. Sign up at the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and materials.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and see some of its craft Walla Walla wines and small plate offerings (a gourmet charcuterie board, cheeses, olives and other epicurean treats), visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

Above image: detail from “Sun Flowers,” which you’ll learn how to paint while sipping wine on Thursday night.

Syrah Saturday

Doesn’t Saturday, Feb. 21, seem like a really good day for drinking Syrah? Especially, say, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cellar 55 Tasting Room? Of course it does! EVERY Saturday is good for drinking Syrah. (Also Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.)

Cellar 55 welcomes Purple Star Wines, a boutique winery from Eastern Washington, to its tasting room this weekend, where it will pour four different Purple Star Syrahs for just $6. Guests will meet Purple Star winemaker and proprietors Kyle and Amy Johnson and find out how they make their delicious wines. Purple Star Wine Club members, of course, don’t have to pay the tasting fee. Not a Purple Star Wine Club member? No problem—you can sign up at Cellar 55 on the day!

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. in the Uptown Village area of Vancouver. Happy hours—with deep discounts on select glasses of wine and $1 off all food—are Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., all day Thursdays, Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Music, Wine & Food at Cellar 55

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is one of many establishments participating in Drink This!, a celebration of downtown Vancouver’s best places to imbibe, sip, and savor handcrafted beverages. Cellar 55 is going to be a hotspot during Drink This! with live music, wine tasting, and food from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Cellar 55 is one of the starting locations for Drink This!, where participants can pick up a walking map and “passport,” to plan their evening and collect stamps from each place they visit. Kyle Johnson, winemaker and proprietor of Purple Star Wines, will be doing a special tasting of his luscious wines including the 2010 Native Sun Cabernet Sauvignon (which garnered an astonishing 94 points with Wine Spectator‘s respected rating system). This is your chance to taste all of Purple Star’s current releases.

As you sip your award-winning wine, you’ll enjoy the mellow, romantic music of Kevin Evansen, who will perform his original, Flemenco-inspired guitar tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. If you get hungry (and you will), Ingrid’s Good Street Food truck will be parked in front of Cellar 55 from 5 to 8 p.m. serving fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. For more information, visit www.cellar55tastingroom.com.