Wine & Jazz Festival drew 12,000-15,000



Crews descended on Esther Short Park on Monday to clean up the city’s living room after it played host to a weekend of world-class musicians, fine wine and international cuisine at the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival.

Festival artistic director Michael Kissinger said late Sunday that the 14th annual event attracted between 12,000 and 15,000 people.

“I bet we had 5,000, 6,000 on Saturday,” Kissinger said.

In addition to the music, the festival offered a selection of more than 200 wines, international cuisine from nine local restaurants, and displays of visual art and crafts from 40 fine artists from California, Montana, Washington and Oregon.

The festival will return again in 2012.