Cellar 55

September at Cellar 55: Art, Music, Wine & Yoga

Kick off downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk on Sept. 1 with a visit to Cellar 55 Tasting Room. Enjoy their September First Friday wine tasting ($7, refunded with each two-bottle purchase) while enjoying this month’s cool art exhibit by Erika Bartlett. Stick around for live music on the patio and enjoy another beautiful evening under the grapevines. Jesse Samsel will be performing classic and alt-rock music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a little Fleetwood Mac, some Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers thrown in for good measure. Samsel has a lot of fans and he always packs the house, so be sure to get here early enough to claim your seat; happy hour at Cellar 55 lasts from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, with $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 off all cheese and charcuterie items.

From 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, you can unleash your inner Picasso (or Monet…or Pollock…whatever your personal style is!) at the next Wine & Canvas class. Experienced instructors will guide you through a fun afternoon of painting your masterpiece, and happy hour specials will keep those creative juices flowing. All materials are provided by Wine & Canvas. Sign up on the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here; if the event is sold out, never fear—there’s a Wine & Canvas class every month at Cellar 55.

If painting isn’t your thing but being totally calm, centered, and wildly flexible is, sign up for Wine & Yoga from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Awaken your senses, drink great wine and nosh on tasty snacks. All of this bliss for just $25 (including wine). Click here to purchase your ticket.

Wine & Yoga Class at Cellar 55 Tasting Room

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.

A Weekend of Wine, Music, Art & Coffee at Cellar 55

There’s a lot going on at Cellar 55 Tasting Room this weekend, starting with First Friday, May 5, when you can hear live music with Rachel Wong, who’ll be performing her original, soulful songs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You can also check out the Clutch Coffee Roasters gourmet product tasting from 5 to 8 p.m., where you can sip this Portland company’s delicious coffees and try their new line of coffee-infused culinary products—like the coffee-infused barbecue sauce or coffee-infused maple syrup.

Starting May 5 and continuing through the month of May, you can see the absolutely amazing collage art of Reid Trevarthen, who meticulously creates portraits and abstract art out of thousands of strips of National Geographic and other magazine pages. His new works are inspired by impressionist painters. Everything that’s displayed at Cellar 55 is available for sale.

Lastly, Cellar 55 is hosting a benefit for the National Federation of the Blind from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. Tickets are $20 per person and include live entertainment from the Sun City Players, a complimentary wine tasting, appetizers, and a silent auction. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

First Friday at Cellar 55: Wine, Music, Art & Culinary Coffee

There’s a lot going on at Cellar 55 Tasting Room this weekend, starting with First Friday, May 5, when you can hear live music with Rachel Wong, who’ll be performing her original, soulful songs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You can also check out the Clutch Coffee Roasters gourmet product tasting from 5 to 8 p.m., where you can sip this Portland company’s delicious coffees and try their new line of coffee-infused culinary products—like the coffee-infused barbecue sauce or coffee-infused maple syrup.

Starting May 5 and continuing through the month of May, you can see the absolutely amazing collage art of Reid Trevarthen, who meticulously creates portraits and abstract art out of thousands of strips of National Geographic and other magazine pages. His new works are inspired by impressionist painters. Everything that’s displayed at Cellar 55 is available for sale.

Lastly, Cellar 55 is hosting a benefit for the National Federation of the Blind from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. Tickets are $20 per person and include live entertainment from the Sun City Players, a complimentary wine tasting, appetizers, and a silent auction. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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 second Wine & Yoga Class, happening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. 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 at Cellar 55

Cellar 55‘s Wine & Canvas class brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in its beautiful tasting room, located at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. This isn’t your typical painting class; it’s art entertainment! (Here’s a tip from someone who knows: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.)

The next class is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. 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. If it’s sold out, you can add your name to the waiting list—or sign up for the next Wine & Canvas class on Oct. 16, which features a vividly colored autumn-inspired painting.

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. If you can’t make it to the painting class, come for happy hour on from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, when all glasses of wine discounted $1-2 and small plates are $1 off.

Above image: detail from “Spring Path,” which students will paint on Sept. 25.

Arts+Biz Summer Mixer

The business world and the art world may seem to exist at opposite ends of the universe, but the two realms can gain much from each other—they have many overlapping, if not wholly shared, interests. But how and where could the two be brought together? The answer is the Arts+Biz Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Cellar 55 Tasting Room, located at 812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. The event is the product of a partnership between local artist Erika Bartlett and marketing specialist Melinda Cannell.

The mixer is part of a series of seasonal events hosted by Arts+Biz, a networking organization created for the purpose of bridging the gap between arts and business in Southwest Washington by fostering connections and encouraging collaboration within the community. The Arts+Biz Quarterly Mixer is targeted to artists of all disciplines who are interested in growing their businesses. Businesses and organizations that serve creative professionals—or need the services of local artists, photographers, and designers—are also encouraged to attend.

The cost to attend is $5, which includes light refreshments. RSVP online at http://bit.ly/artsbizmixer or email melinda_cannell@yahoo.com. Payments may be made in advance online or at the door. Additional information is available at www.facebook.com/artsbiz360.

Arts+Biz Summer Mixer

The business world and the art world may seem to exist at opposite ends of the universe, but the two realms can gain much from each other—they have many overlapping, if not wholly shared, interests. But how and where could the two be brought together? The answer is the Arts+Biz Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Cellar 55 Tasting Room, located at 812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. The event is the product of a partnership between local artist Erika Bartlett and marketing specialist Melinda Cannell.

The mixer is part of a series of seasonal events hosted by Arts+Biz, a networking organization created for the purpose of bridging the gap between arts and business in Southwest Washington by fostering connections and encouraging collaboration within the community. The Arts+Biz Quarterly Mixer is targeted to artists of all disciplines who are interested in growing their businesses. Businesses and organizations that serve creative professionals—or need the services of local artists, photographers, and designers—are also encouraged to attend.

The cost to attend is $5, which includes light refreshments. RSVP online at http://bit.ly/artsbizmixer or email melinda_cannell@yahoo.com. Payments may be made in advance online or at the door. Additional information is available at www.facebook.com/artsbiz360.

Wine & Canvas Painting Class 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…and if you’re feeling creative, why not add a little art to the mix? From 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, you can unleash your inner Picasso (or Monet—or maybe Pollock, depending on how much wine you have!) with the Wine & Canvas painting class. Talented, experienced painting instructors will guide you step by step to creating your own masterpiece. All materials are included, including canvas, paint, and brushes. Sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com/portland.

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 deep discounts on select glasses of wine and $1 off all small plates.

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.

Come back from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, to unleash your inner Picasso (or Monet—or maybe Pollock, depending on how much wine you have!) with the Wine & Canvas painting class. Talented, experienced painting instructors will guide you step by step to creating your own masterpiece. All materials are included, including canvas, paint, and brushes. Sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com/portland.

Wine & Cavas Painting Class at Cellar 55

Cellar 55‘s Wine & Canvas class brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in its beautiful tasting room, located at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. This isn’t your typical painting class; it’s art entertainment! (Here’s a tip from someone who knows: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.)

The next class is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. 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. If you can’t make it to the painting class, there’s live music with jazz/rock/blues singer and guitarist Kenny Lavitz from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17, as well as a special Father’s Day wine tasting all weekend long.

Wine & Canvas Painting Class

Cellar 55‘s Wine & Canvas class brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in its beautiful tasting room, located at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. This isn’t your typical painting class; it’s art entertainment! (Here’s a tip from someone who knows: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.)

The next class is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, when you’ll be able to make artistic magic happen with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other. 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. If you can’t make it to the painting class, there’s live music with jazz/rock/blues singer and guitarist Kenny Lavitz from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17, as well as a special Father’s Day wine tasting all weekend long.

Above image: detail from “Koi Fish,” which you’ll learn how to paint at Cellar 55.

Clark County Mural Society Wine Raffle & Live Auction

The Clark County Mural Society will hold its annual wine tasting and auction fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Cellar 55 in downtown Vancouver. Proceeds from the auction help fund the various Mural Society programs such as the Summer of Murals Contest and other special projects such as the Railway Bridge Mural over Columbia Street (pictured above, in progress), which was completed last year. The fundraiser is the main source of all operating expenses for the organization.

The event is open to the public and there is no admission fee—raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a variety of luxury gift baskets including weekend getaways, spa packages and more. In addition, a live auction will be held for three vacation getaways: a condo in Hawaii, a condo in Arizona, and a condo on the coast (I choose Door No. 3, please!). Event sponsors include Cellar 55, Basel Cellars Estate Winery, Burnt Bridge Cellars, and Main Event Sports Grill. Dessert has been generously donated by Bleu Door Bakery and RosyCakes.

Founded in 2005, Clark County Mural Society aims to develop a vibrant arts district in the region. With more than 20 murals already in place, the Mural Society’s goal is to attract people to the downtown area to discover the Couve’s interesting history and vibrant culture. The Mural Society is dedicated to the creation of art that transforms public space and individual lives in our community.

Dinner, Music & Art at Cellar 55

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is always a happenin’ place, but this weekend they’ve outdone themselves. Their patio is open for the season so you can enjoy this gorgeous spring weather—plus Cellar 55 has a great line-up of food, live music, and creative wonderment tonight and Sunday (and you might as well drop by on Saturday, too, because WINE).

On Friday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., you can enjoy dinner al fresco crafted especially for this fine spring evening at Cellar 55 by local caterer Jo Foody. Chef Jodell will be serving Spanish tapas with a Caribbean accent, and you can take it all in with a glass of newly released Basel Cellars Rosé of Syrah.

From 7 to 9 p.m., you can enjoy live music with guitarist Kenny Lavitz, a gifted musician and rhythmic explorer who blurs the lines between jazz, rock and blues. Along with his compelling original songwriting and buttery-smooth vocals, he produces a distinctive sound entirely his own.

While you’re there, sign up for the Wine & Canvas class on Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Unleash your inner Picasso with a wine glass in one hand and a paint brush in the other hand! Talented and patient local artists will guide you with easy, step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials are included in the $35 fee. You can also sign up now at the Wine & Canvas website. If this event is sold out, no worries; Cellar 55 hosts regular Wine & Canvas evenings throughout the years.

$5 Wine, Live Music & Reid Trevarthen Art

On the first Friday of every month, Cellar 55 Tasting Room offers its “First Friday 5 for $5” wine tasting, plus live music and local art. This month, you can enjoy a gorgeous exhibit by the extremely popular collage artist Reid Trevarthen, who painstakingly creates stunning portraits and abstract images out of thousands of individual scraps of paper and magazine clippings. His self-taught technique draws inspiration from the work of Chuck Close, Jasper Johns and Dali. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Trevarthen is a member of North Bank Artists community project and gallery. All of Trevarthen’s pieces displayed at Cellar 55 are available for sale.

While you’re there, enjoy the mellow sounds of guitarist and “rhythmic explorer” Kenny Lavits, who blends the sounds and melodies of jazz, rock, and blues in his original songs and lyrics. He’ll be playing at Cellar 55 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Cellar 55 is located in downtown Vancouver at 1812 Washington St., and shares space with Cellar 55 Degrees premium wine storage.

5 for $5 + Reid Trevarthen at Cellar 55

On the first Friday of every month, Cellar 55 Tasting Room offers its “First Friday 5 for $5” wine tasting, plus live music and local art. This month, you can enjoy a gorgeous exhibit by the extremely popular collage artist Reid Trevarthen, who painstakingly creates stunning portraits and abstract images out of thousands of individual scraps of paper and magazine clippings. His self-taught technique draws inspiration from the work of Chuck Close, Jasper Johns and Dali. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Trevarthen is a member of North Bank Artists community project and gallery. All of Trevarthen’s pieces displayed at Cellar 55 are available for sale.

While you’re there, enjoy the mellow sounds of guitarist and “rhythmic explorer” Kenny Lavits, who blends the sounds and melodies of jazz, rock, and blues in his original songs and lyrics. He’ll be playing at Cellar 55 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Cellar 55 is located in downtown Vancouver at 1812 Washington St., and shares space with Cellar 55 Degrees premium wine storage.

Above image: detail from “Meg,” by Reid Trevarthen

Painting, Music & Wine

The next class is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, when you’ll be able to unleash your inner Basquiat, Monet, Picasso, Pollock or Van Gogh with step-by-step guidelines for painting a wine-inspired (in every regard) contemporary masterpiece 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. If it is sold out (because this event, as you can imagine, is quite popular), don’t despair; Cellar 55 holds Wine & Canvas events every few weeks.

There are also other events happening at Cellar 55 that you might want to check out, including live music with soulful guitarist Jesse Samsel from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. There’s also a “Sneak Peek” wine party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, featuring newly released wines from Basel Cellars. Meet the vintner, learn more about the winemaking process, and bee among the first to try the Basel Cellars 2012 Inspired red blend and 2011 Merlot. The evening includes complimentary appetizers and live music. For more details, visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

Wine & Canvas Painting Class

Cellar 55‘s Wine & Canvas class brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in its beautiful tasting room, located at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. This isn’t your typical painting class; it’s art entertainment! (Here’s a tip from someone who knows: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.)

The next class is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 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. If you can’t make it to the painting class, there’s live music with Jeffrey Graham from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, as well as a special Winter Wine Tasting featuring six wines guaranteed to take the chill out of the air.

Wine & Canvas

Cellar 55‘s Wine & Canvas class brings together talented local artists with excellent wines in its beautiful tasting room, located at 1812 Washington Street in downtown Vancouver. This isn’t your typical painting class; it’s art entertainment! (Here’s a tip from someone who knows: the more wine you drink, the more entertaining it becomes.)

The next class is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 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. If you can’t make it to the painting class, there’s live music with Jeffrey Graham from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, as well as a special Winter Wine Tasting featuring six wines guaranteed to take the chill out of the air.

Above image: detail from “Palms in Paradise,” which you’ll learn how to paint at Cellar 55.

Music, Art & Gifts at Cellar 55

Kick your weekend off on the right note with live music at Cellar 55 Tasting Room. Robbie Mayer, a local alternative folk musician known for his lively and clever performances, will be keeping toes tapping from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. Meanwhile, Cellar 55 staff keep your wine glasses full; try the Winter Wine Flight, showcasing six seasonal wines from Cellar 55’s three winery partners. While you’re there, be sure to check out the affordable original artworks by Michelle Venclik (her recycled sculpture, “Caffeine Angel,” is pictured above).

If you’ve still got a few people to check off your Christmas list, how about gift baskets from Cellar 55? The tasting room’s beautiful gift baskets feature local, handcrafted treats with an Italian accent. Each basket contains handmade pasta, pasta sauce, garlic-infused olive oil, chocolate covered salted caramels, and other sweet somethings. Prices range from $50 to $95. Choose your basket, choose your wine, and away you go! For more information, or to order a gift basket, call Cellar 55 at 360-693-2700 or visit the tasting room and wine storage facility at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver.