The Huntsville Museum of Art and Church Street Wine Shoppe have partnered to bring new additions to $5 After 5 at the Museum. Through the partnership, Church Street Wine Shoppe will be providing premium wines for the event and will more than double the selection currently offered.

The Museum has hosted $5 After 5 since 2018 and began the series to provide guests of all backgrounds the opportunity to experience the Museum. Each Thursday, guests can enjoy $5 admission and $5 glasses of wine. Musical performances and docent-led tours through the Museum’s exhibits often accompany the events.

With the relaunch of the event, Church Street Wine Shoppe will provide premium wines (at the same $5 rate) and will include two red wines, two white wines and one sparkling as options. Church Street Wine Shoppe will also be working to bring in various experts for select informative sessions and will be providing exclusive store discounts to attendees.

Jennifer Goff is the Director of Special Events at the Museum and said the relaunch will take the event series to a new level.

“We are so excited to be able to provide extra value for 5 after 5-goers through this partnership,” said Jennifer Goff, Director of Special Events at HMA. “Church Street’s expertise will allow them to curate selections based on artists and artwork featured in the Museum, which adds a weekly twist and keeps things exciting.”

Goff said the new additions will provide guests with an exciting experience as they view the galleries and will make for the perfect date night or girls’ night.

“A glass of wine and a stroll through the galleries to experience and discuss art is a fun and inexpensive evening out for couples and friends of all ages,” said Goff.

The new $5 After 5 series will launch on March 12. Church Street Wine Shoppe will welcome Oregon winemaker, Rob Stuart. After making wine for other people for more than twenty years, Stuart and his partners founded R. Stuart & Co. in early 2002.

With a degree in biochemistry from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in New York and a short but eye-opening career in the labs at Baylor University in Texas, Rob started his winemaking journey on the bottling line at Hans Kornell in Napa, California. From there, he went on to work in the cellar at Valley View Vineyards and then on to Staton Hills in Yakima, Washington, where he made wine for ten years.

Rob managed to return to Oregon in 1994 when he became the winemaker at Erath Vineyards, his home away from home until he started his current adventure. Now he makes the wines he loves: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and sparkling wine.

Special performances, programs, and other updates will be made at and on the Museum’s social media platforms. Be sure to check back for the latest schedule.