Gualala Arts will host the 9th Annual Fine Arts Fair at the Gualala Arts Center on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
The Gualala Arts Fine Arts Fair grew out of the Summer Saturday Art Festivals held in downtown Gualala on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Based on numerous requests from patrons and artists alike, it was decided to transform Summer Saturday Art Festivals into a multi-day event and hold it at the Gualala Arts Center.
The Fine Arts Fair began its current two day format at the Arts Center in starting in 2008. This holiday weekend is typically a time when tourists flock to our area of the North Coast to unofficially kick off their summer, and this event gives tourists and locals alike an opportunity to view and buy fine art under the beautiful redwoods on the grounds of the Gualala Arts Center.
Artist spaces will be scattered throughout the grounds of the Arts Center. This year there are expected to be more than are 20 participating artists, many of whom will be creating new pieces during the fair in addition to displaying completed works. There will be a wide variety of art for sale, including jewelry, mixed media, ceramics, photography, hand painted silk, art glass and woodworking. The Gualala Arts Friends of the Pizza Oven group will be selling handmade, wood fired pizzas and other vendors will be offering a variety of delicious food.
The 2016 Artist Vendor Applications
is available online and at the Gualala Arts Center, and should be returned to
Gualala Arts by March 15, 2016 to insure a spot at this festival.
Gualala Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting public interest and
participation in the arts. All proceeds from the Fine Arts Fair benefit community art programs.
Live music will be presented throughout the festival weekend – most of it by local musicians.