BNT Kicks off Fall with the 31st Annual Wine & Art Festival

BNT Kicks off Fall with the 31st Annual Wine & Art Festival

September 28th, 2023 – Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), in partnership with Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL), is thrilled to announce the return of the prestigious Wine & Art Festival. The annual event, now in its 31st year, will take place on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday October 15th at The Retreat Garden on Village Road. A BNT members-only night will be held on Friday, October 13th.

The Wine & Art Festival is a one-of-a-kind event, combining culture, creativity, and conservation. This year’s festival will feature over 40 artists and vendors, selling original art pieces, creative crafts, and local products. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample over 60 wines, courtesy of CBL and 700 Wines and Spirits, and enjoy diverse culinary delights from food vendors and celebrity chefs from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, all while enjoying live musical performances.

Additionally, the event will feature an exclusive Moët and Chandon Champagne Lounge serving glasses of cold, luxury champagne and unlimited champagne cocktails from 5pm to 7pm; and a Heineken Beer Garden Afterparty with unlimited Heineken and select local beers, mixed drinks, and a live DJ from 7pm until.

One of several annual events hosted by the BNT, Wine & Art is a celebration of The Bahamas’ natural and cultural heritage and an important fundraiser for the organisation. All proceeds from the event directly support the management of Bahamian national parks – of which there are currently 33, covering more than two million acres of land and sea.

In addition to supporting the environment, Wine & Art also supports the creative community and local small businesses. The event provides a platform for young and upcoming artists, as well as experienced artists to showcase and sell their work and reach new audiences.

Kimberly Knowles, BNT Events Coordinator, said: “Wine & Art is more than a festival – it’s a celebration of art, culture, wine, and food. It’s also a vital part of the BNT’s conservation efforts and showcases our commitment to the community. Each ticket sold, and each glass raised contributes to our mission to protect our beautiful national parks, ensuring that our natural wonders can be enjoyed for generations to come.

“Over three decades Wine & Art has grown to be a highly anticipated annual event, attracting local and international attendees and providing a platform for Bahamian talent. People look forward to exploring the creativity of local artists and vendors; savoring the variety of wines, champagnes, and culinary delights; and experiencing a truly unique festival in support of the environment.”

Wine & Art 2023 is sponsored by Commonwealth Brewery Limited; The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty; Aliv; Auto Mall; Sand Dollar; CBS; The Current Art Gallery; Atlantis; Nassau Paradise Island Promotional Board; Caribbean Bottling Company; Bahamas Waste; Bahamia Rental; Expressions Entertainment; Suncash; AML Foods; and Bahamas Ferries.

To learn more about Wine & Art 2023 and for ticket information, visit the official event website at

To learn more about the role the BNT plays in managing terrestrial and marine national parks, conserving wildlife, and informing environmental policy, please visit its website: and follow/subscribe to its various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


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About the BNT:

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas. Possibly the only non-governmental organization in the world charged with such a responsibility, the BNT works daily to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas through stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 33 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.

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