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2009:   Festival - Entertainment - Map - How to Enter - Judges - Awards - Sponsors - Quilt Raffle - Volunteers


Art in the Redwoods Festival
Entertainment (2009)

Live music will be presented on the auditorium stage, in the outdoor amphitheater and throughout the festival - most of it performed by local musicians.

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Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 13
  6:00 p.m.  Top Hat Dinner

Friday, August 14
  4:00 p.m.  Champagne Preview
  6:00 p.m.  Judges Critique & Awards

Saturday, August 15
10:00 a.m.  Festival gates open
10:00 a.m.  Coast Recorder Consort
10:00 a.m.  Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
11:00 a.m.  White Hackle Pipe Band
12:00 p.m.  Storytelling for Children
  1:00 p.m.  White Hackle Pipe Band
  2:30 p.m.  Tonewoods
  3:30 p.m.  Tonewoods
  4:15 p.m.  Tonewoods
  5:00 p.m.  Festival gates close
  6:00 p.m.  Kronos Quartet

Sunday, August 16
10:00 a.m.  Festival gates open
10:45 a.m.  Howard & Jones Dance
11:15 a.m.  Howard & Jones Dance
11:30 p.m.  Ba Da Boom
12:00 p.m.  John Micka
12:00 p.m.  Tonewoods
12:00 p.m.  Storytelling for Children
  1:15 p.m.  Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
  2:30 p.m.  Cloudfire
  3:00 p.m.  People's Choice Award
  3:00 p.m.  Quilt Raffle Drawing
  3:15 p.m.  Cloudfire
  4:00 p.m.  Festival gates close

thru Sunday, September 6
                   Fine Art Exhibit

Coast Recorder Consort

Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

The Coast Recorder Consort will again regale us with period pieces on the mezzanine landing.

Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers

Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
   Sunday, August 16, 2009 at   1:15 p.m.

The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers are a local group that always delights in playing a wide range of music.

Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
Back row (Left to right): Linda Bostwick, Tina Ballagh, Claire Skilton, Joanne Solberg, Sue Hansen, Gail Thompson & Jeanne Jackson.
Front row (Left to right): Elise Allen, Lucienne Allen, Sita Milchev, Liz Elstun, Irene Leidner & Davina Allen.

2008 Art in the Redwoods Festival

White Hackle Pipe Band

Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 15, 2009 at   1:00 p.m.

White Hackle Pipe Band are bagpipers and drummers in authentic Scottish attire. This Sacramento group is famed for their enthusiastic performance of folk music and marches.

For more information, visit the White Hackle Pipe Band website.

Four-Eyed Frog Books

Storytelling for Children

Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 15, 2009 at   1:00 p.m.

Once again, Joel & Linda Crockett from Four-Eyed Frog Books will share stories with youngsters of all ages in the enchanting Fairy Circle at the Gualala Arts Center. Don't miss this opportunity to create a great memory with the young ones in your life.

For more information, visit the Four-Eyed Frog Books website.


Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2:30, 3:30 & 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 12:00 noon                

Tonewoods The Tonewoods is a delightful Sonoma County-based trio with Steve Gomes - vocal, guitar and mandolin , Jenny Norse - vocal, mandolin, accordion, percussion (including the infamous "Woody") and Patrick Mullin - vocal, guitar and Irish bouzouki.

The Tonewoods perform contemporary acoustic Americana music. Their unique arrangements feature strong vocal harmonies rendering tunes from some of the best songwriters of our time.

They appeared at the Fine Arts Fair last May and were such a hit that we are thrilled to have them back.

Kronos Quartet in Concert

Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet

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"probably the most famous 'new music' group in the world"

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For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet - David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) - has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time.

In addition to their concert on Saturday, Kronos Quartet will perform a special set at the Art in the Redwoods Top Hat Dinner on Thursday, August 13.

Tessa Howard and Ying-Yen Jones

Ling-Yen Jones and Tessa Howard

Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 10:45 & 11:15 a.m.

Presenting the incredible duo Ling-Yen Jones and Tessa Howard - the two that won't stop dancing while music is playing.

Ling-Yen and Tessa will be performing to the music of Shakira, "PARA SA DALAWA," in the Coleman Auditorium during the Arts in the Redwoods Festival. Come and enjoy the energy of the dance.

Ba Da Boom

Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.

Ba Da Boom

Local drum band 'Ba Da Boom' are shown performing at this summer's Fourth of July parade in Point Arena. Members left to right are: Andrew Purcell, Brian Thurmand, Jeremy Ruley, Mark Pearce, Leon Schneiderman, Ian Stinson, Matt Calahan and James Hayes.

John Micka

John Micka

Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 12:00 noon

John Micka, a 30-year resident of our area, is self taught on the classical guitar. It has been a personal teaching journey of 20 years, and he has even started making guitars. He says that if he had known how difficult the journey was, he might not have taken it on. It has been rewarding.



Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

Cloudfire voyages through world music, ancient & modern, acoustic & electric, folk & jazz, expressing joy in the moment of creation. Their music is intuitive, collaborative and truly in the moment.

Living on the California coast, north of the Golden Gate and west of the San Andreas fault, Cloudfire is . . . Gretchen Barton, Janet DeBar, Harrison Goldberg, Dave Jordan, Leon Schneiderman and Lynn Stoller - with special guest, Zoë Presley.

More info:

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email