This free monthly wine event will celebrate creatives in Galway

What a gorgeous idea! Tartare Café + Wine Bar will host an evening with a local artist or designer once a month, to provide a platform to discuss what it’s like to be an artist in Galway

A café and wine bar in Galway city is encouraging people to explore the creative connection between food and the arts with a new monthly event series.

Wine & Design will take place on the first Wednesday of the month at Tartare Café + Wine Bar in Galway’s West End. The first event takes place on 1 May, and runs from 7-8pm.

A local artist or designer will get to discuss their work and their inspirations, before Tartare will run a talk and tasting of a selection of carefully-selected organic, natural and biodynamic wines.

Wine & Design gives artists a space to network and discuss their work. The first event, which is taking place on the 1st of May, will kick off with Peter Bradley of Grey + Ginger Clothing, co-creator of the wearable art brand that stands for individuality, social awareness, equality and acceptance of differences, who will be discussing the clothing brand as well as his fine art practice.

Director of Macnas, Noeline Kavanagh

Further artists confirmed to date include artistic director of Macnas, Noeline Kavanagh; artist & lightworker Finbar McHugh aka Finbar247; photographer Anita Murphy and stylist Zania Koppe of Ginger and Sage Photography; Elena Santos of Just Art It; Sandra Lovern of Lovern Leather Goods; and artist and curator of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Kerry Guinan.

Sonder, Peter Bradley Fine Art

Husband and wife team behind Tartare Café + Wine Bar, Drigin Gaffey and JP McManus, are excited to encourage guests to support the arts.

"We have always had a strong appreciation for the arts in its many forms so when I designed Tartare, I wanted it to be a creative and contemporary space, showcasing local artwork. I feel these monthly collaborations are perfect for Tartare," Drigin says.

“We don’t often think of food in Ireland as being a creative enterprise but we have a long history of creativity in association with many of the other arts such as theatre, design, film and literature. We want to highlight the links between food and the arts, showing how creativity links chefs, food producers and the greater arts community," JP says.

The events are free but booking is recommended, just call (091) 567 803 or email .

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