The third annual Sip & Stroll, popular with artists who want to become involved in an innovative festival that features local art, wine, music, children’s activities and more, is set for Sept. 14-15 based at the EpiCentre in uptown Charlotte. Sharon Dowell, the curator for the art portion of Sip & Stroll, announced that over 30 artists have signed up to display their work for sale during the two-day event. “We are pleased to announce that a wide range of artists with a great mixture of artistic media will take part,” Dowell said. “I’m so pleased that artists are taking this opportunity to gain exposure during an energetic and fun event. We are expecting about 40 artists when it’s all said and done.” For a glimpse at some of the work, visit www. sipandstrollcharlotte.com. Artists are added as commitments occur. In addition to nearly 40 artists, Sip & Stroll will feature live jazz from start to finish, including Unique Blend on Friday, Sept. 14, evening and the Tempo All-Stars, U-neek Flavur, and 5 & York on Saturday, Sept. 15. Also, interactive wine & art classes are being held throughout the day located in SUITE on the 3rd floor of EpiCentre. Johnson & Wales University is teaching you how to “Taste Wine Like a Pro” and Wine & Design is helping you “get your art buzz on.’ For the advanced wine sipping pallet, the event also has added over 90 Wine Spectator Award Winning VIP Sampling for an additional $15. The event begins on Friday, from 5-7 p.m. as EpiCentre presents its 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The ArtWalk is a monthly gathering of local artists featured in a relaxed setting in The Commons area, located in the center of the first level. The ArtWalk continues into the Sip & Stroll Kick-off party on the third level of the EpiCentre at Pavilion. Tickets are available on line at www.sipandstrollcharlotte.com at $20 apiece for either day or a bundled price of $30 for both Friday and Saturday access. A complimentary wine glass will be provided with your ticket purchase. A family- friendly event, the children’s activity area on the first level of EpiCentre will feature a kids’ art project, and Radio Disney will bring their own style of creativity to the event from 12-4 p.m. EpiCentre is located at the corners of 4th & College Streets and College & Trade Streets in Uptown Charlotte. EpiCentre is the Southeast’s hub for dining, entertainment, recreation, nightlife and hospitality. Featuring an innovative design and accommodating layout, EpiCentre is home to over three dozen unique concepts encompassing over half a million square feet. The restaurants, shops and nightspots at EpiCentre are perfectly situated around an open air pavilion offering dramatic views of the Charlotte skyline. Located at the intersection of Trade and College Streets, EpiCentre is in the heart of vibrant uptown Charlotte, just blocks away from prominent businesses and venues such as Bank of America Corporate Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Museum. Best of all, EpiCentre is easily accessible from anywhere, including a convenient stop on the LYNX Blue Line.