World-Famous Britto has Created Exclusive UNLVino Art for 14 Years
LAS VEGAS – UNLVino will honor world-famous pop artist Romero Britto with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence at Bubble-Licious Friday, April 11 for the 14 years of exclusive artwork he has created for the festival. For the first time, the legendary Brazilian artist will attend the event, which is taking place at The Venetian Las Vegas’ ® Doge’s Palace Plaza, and host an incredible pop-up art shop filled with his most popular items.
In addition to meeting Britto, Bubble-Licious guests can take home signature items including jeweled clutches ($1,400), silk scarves ($60), watches ($30) and BRITTO Disney figurines ($65-$75). Twenty percent of proceeds from the pop-up shop will be donated to UNLVino’s scholarship fund. Britto’s original work of art that he created for the 40th anniversary featuring UNLVino founders Dr. Jerry Vallen and Larry Ruvo will be auctioned at the Founders’ Grand Tasting Saturday, April 12.
“My passion for learning and education is what’s inspired me to support UNLVino for nearly 15 years,” said Britto. “Its mission to grant scholarships to deserving students is really special to me, as I’m so appreciative of the many mentors that I’ve had over the years. And, I love the opportunity to spread joy and happiness to those who come in contact with my work at these great events.”
One of UNLVino’s most beloved events, Bubble-Licious will delight guests with an evening of champagne, sparkling wines and cocktails from the likes of Armand de Brignac, Billecart-Salmon, Bruno Paillard, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Freixenet, Gerard Bertrand, Henriot, La Caravelle, Moët-Hennessy, Pernod Ricard USA, Rémy Cointreau USA, Riboli Family Wines and Wilson Creek Winery. Delicious beverages will be complemented by amazing small plates from The Venetian and Palazzo’s collection of restaurants.
Tickets to Bubble-Licious are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. Guests also can take advantage of UNLVino’s incredible ‘Pick Two’ ticket package, which invites them to purchase tickets to their two favorite UNLVino events for a total of $199 (plus tax and processing fees). Tickets are available atUNLVtickets.com; use promo code GRAPES to purchase a Pick Two package.
Below is a sampling of the many Britto works that will be available at the Bubble-Licious pop-up shop: