Art related events at Salado Winery

9th Annual Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest

9th Annual Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest

WHERE: Salado Winery Co. & Salado Wine Seller, 841 N. Main Street, Salado, TX 76571

WHEN:   12-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25 and 12-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26

CONTACT: (254) 947-8011 or

SALADO, TX – Enjoy wine, food, art, and the outdoors during the weekend of Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2017. You’ll find the charming Village of Salado filled with folks sipping wine, browsing art and nibbling on food at the 9th annual Texas Wine and Rogue Art Fest, the best wine festival between Austin and Grapevine.

The folks at Salado Winery Co. dreamed up the festival ten years ago as a way to showcase not only Texas wines but also local, unique artists. June Ritterbusch, owner and winemaker, explains, “We are always searching for unusual artists and this year we have found some. These Texas wineries are rogue entrepreneurs as well, and I think all the wine and art folks are going to create a great experience.”

The 2017 festival will include wineries and vineyards pouring nearly 100 different Texas wines.  The festival will feature wineries from all across the state, including Florence, Waco, Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Hye, Pittsburgh and Lubbock.  Wines vary from dry Mouvèdre Rosés and Texas favorites such as Tempranillo and Malbec to sweet peach wine and muscato. Some of your current picks like Fiesta and Chisholm Trail will be there and you may even find a fresh favorite in newcomers like Silver Dollar Winery or Kissing Tree Vineyard!

Artists from across the state will set up shop at the festival selling handmade items. You can find anything from hand carved wooden pens to gemstone wine stoppers to welded horseshoe art. Some artists and vendors have been attending the festival for nine years, while new ones continue to sign up each year. Every year’s festival has its own unique set of gifts and art.

If you’re hungry, the festival will feature several food trucks, including delicious wood-fired pizza by local favorite Fire Street Pizza, whimsically named pork sandwiches by at Hog Heaven, tacos by Salado native El Paisa #2, and snow cones (including wine-flavored ones for adults) by Southern Belle Ice House. Plenty of Texas food vendors like AustiNuts and Spicewood Food Company bring snacks, treats, and wonderful food that can be enjoyed at the festival or taken home with you.

The full list of artists, food vendors, and wineries will be available at

The festival will be held on the grounds of Salado Winery Co. & Salado Wine Seller at 841 N. Main St., Salado, rain or shine. Families are welcome! There will be plenty of kid-friendly space to run around, including Salado Winery’s cellar door sandbox. Well-behaved pets on leashes are allowed.  Admission is free and $10 buys six wine tasting tickets and souvenir glass, with additional tasting tickets available to purchase.

Art Opening Reception for R. Coleman

r colemanSaturday, June 11, 6-9 pm, free admision

R. Coleman is color blind.  The rules of art are elusive for him.  Colors resist easy categorization.  They deliver what the artist sees at the time of transition to the canvas.

Some colors are adventures, some new sensations, some strangers.  Some paintings have meaning within the presentation, for others the meaning must be found within the viewer.  Every painting is unique and original.

R. Coleman has been creating art in different forms his entire life.  He works from his home studio in Central Texas.  His paintings are in homes and private collections across the United States.

Come meet the artist, hear his stories and enjoy.  Art opening reception 6-9 pm, Saturday June 18.


#DocumentSalado Art Opening Reception by Jessica Flynn


Artist Reception, Saturday March 6, 7-9 pm

Dear Salado [And by “Salado”, I mean the wildly odd and wonderful people I’ve come to know and love here],
I love that Thoreau says “it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” How I see is the greatest strength I bring to the work that I do. This also means it’s the biggest strength I can offer to our community. The 365 images that make up #documentsalado are a glimpse of how I see you, Salado. From the light to the art to the construction mess to the everyday views of local characters, this is what caught  my eye as I did real life in our little Village over the past year.
Each image was shot from an iPhone [No big cameras! That was my one rule. That and actually start and finish 365 images] then tagged and posted on social media so others could contribute as well. You can view the original project by following @jessijflynn on instagram or by searching the #documentsalado hashtag. 
Completing this project has inspired a few other pieces as well. I hope you’ll come see and consider them. When you do, since this is a community centric project, I’d love for you to continue to be a part of it. Here’s how:
Bring me something broken – humorous, significant, ironic, whateverrrrrr, just bring it. I’m going to collect it over the course of the show at Salado Wine Seller, break it some more and make another art piece out of our collective brokenness at the 2016 Edgy Art Show this coming spring. Especially at this point in our community’s story, it could do us all good to see something beautiful come from broken, chaotic, worn out, seemly random sh*t. Couldn’t hurt to try, right? Let’s just see what happens….
Many Thanks, Good People. Much Love. Hell Yeah.
*jessica flynn | artist

Holiday Hours 2015


Hopefully #winerycat doesn’t knock over the tree!

  • Thursday, December 24, 12-4 pm
  • Friday, December 25, closed
  • Saturday, December 26, 12-6 pm
  • Sunday, December 27, 12-6 pm
  • Monday, December 28, 12-6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 29, 12-6 pm
  • Wednesday, December 30, 12-6 pm
  • Thursday, December 31, 12-6 pm
  • Friday, January 1, 12-6 pm
  • Saturday, January 2, 12-6 pm

Art Opening Reception with Patty Thomas – October 10th

Patty Thomas - Antique Sign

It’s officially fall! Join us on Saturday, October 10th from 1pm – 7pm when Patty Thomas will be on hand to discuss her newest artworks.  She was selected for the next exhibition at the winery to showcase and celebrate Central Texas and the beauty of fall.

Ms. Thomas, a Temple resident, studied art at the Texas Schools of Fine Arts in Austin and graduated with a degree in fine arts from Abilene Christian University. She has owned a graphic design company, painted furniture and murals, and sold her paintings in galleries. Ms. Thomas loves to paint Central Texas landscapes that highlight big skies, winding roads, and beautiful views of our area. As she puts it, “Today we seem to be caught in such busy, every-minute-filled lifestyles. My paintings are intended to move us toward a calmer, less stressful pace for everyday living.” You can see her artwork at 

The winery gallery will be filled with Ms. Thomas’s artwork, available for sale until the end of December. Of course, we’ll have plenty of wine open for tasting and savoring. We’ll also be debuting our newest release, the 2014 Big Bully. The 2014 vintage, a Tempranillo-Malbec blend, was grown in Temple and will be bottled earlier in the week.

Gaze, Nosh and Peruse–July 2nd, 6-9 pm

hop on by for a great summer evening!

hop on by for a great summer evening!

Art Opening Reception for John Davis, a visit from the gnomadic fashion truck, and an extra special wine tasting paired with some great food from Classic Events. A great summer evening filled with art, fashion, wine, food and of course, fun!

John Davis is a resident of Salado and friends with the owners of Salado Winery.  He was chosen to be featured in the winery gallery because his art reflects the eclecticism of the new businesses and artists that are redefining Salado.  John Davis says,

English is my second language after Art. I can express wordless ideas and places by creating them on a two dimensional surface. The illusion of the multi-dimensional world created on a flat plane is fascinating. Depth with all its mystery sparks my enthusiasm for creating space and filling it with artful shapes.

Artists like Max Earnst , Claes Oldenburg and Dr Suess are inspirational to me as are Silver Age Comic greats like James F. “Jim” Steranko, Jack Kirby and John Buscema . Influenced by Richard Scary, Mad Magazine and Science Fiction my art has evolved into what I like to call visual stream of consciousness.  In creating a piece, I want to fill the canvas with imagery and action to draw viewers in for close inspection that requires more than one visit. Using pencil, pen, brushes, spray paint and collage I encourage viewers to explore and discover personal messages via nostalgic icons of film, Americana or pop culture iconography”.

In addition to meeting the artist, a special food and wine pairing will be offered. The food will be prepared by Classic Catering.  The chef and his staff have carefully crafted a menu to pair with select Salado Winery wines. Tickets are available for $24.95 at


Food and wine pairing tickets

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Art Opening with John P. Davis Art

art opening reception 6-9

art opening reception 6-9

Art Opening Reception with John Davis.
Chat with the artist and view his work!
Gourmet food and wine tastings, including barrel tastings of our newest releases.
Special appearance by gnomadic fashion truck!

Invite your friends! FB event at

A Painted House a Day – Christy Tremblay art opening


Join us on Saturday, January 24th, 2015, from 5-8 pm, when Christy Tremblay will be on hand to discuss her art show “A Painted House a Day“.  Ms. Tremblay, a mixed media artist,  was selected for the next exhibition at the winery due to her unique perspective on military life.

Christy just completed an art challenge, A Painted House A Day. Her goal was to create with paint and mixed media one house image a day, for 183 days. She completed 183 Painted Houses from March 2014 to September 2014.

A Northwest native, Ms Tremblay has taught in Korea and visited cities, rural areas and islands in Southeast Asia. She started using the imagery of houses in her art about four years ago when she and her family were living on Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. They had a historical Bungalow with a lot of charm.  She says, ” Growing up I had two houses I called ‘home.’ As an adult and with a family of my own, I have had many houses to make a home. My husband is Active Duty Army and we move often.  Although a move comes with work and saying goodbyes, we embrace each move and look forward to our new adventures, people to meet, and places to explore. Houses are houses. A home is for a family to create safety, love, and memories. As I make each move with my two daughters and husband, I find our locations and houses to change, but our home stays the same.”

The Salado Winery gallery will be filled with Ms. Tremblay’s artwork, which will be available for sale throughout the spring.  Wines produced on the premise will be available for savoring as folks view and purchase these local art treasures.

For more information, read Christy’s blog!

Gnomadic Fashion Truck coming to Salado Winery!

4-7 pm Friday, December 12, 2014 out in front of the winery will be the GNOMADIC FASHION TRUCK! A fun evening of dressing up, drinking wine and enjoying the season.  Come out for #TxWine, #SaladoStroll and #FashionWithImpact