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2012 Art in the Redwoods Festival
|| August 16, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
|| August 17, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
|| August 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|| August 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|| On display through Sunday, September 2
The Art in the Redwoods Festival returns to Gualala
Arts Center for the 51st annual event.
What began among the redwoods
on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands.
This popular weekend event features art from near and far along with
free entertainment and artists booths. Admission to the festival is $6; youth 17 and under are free.
Fine Art Exhibit
The heart of the festival is the exhibit of fine art throughout the building, including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodworking, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts - most of them for sale.
For those unable to attend the festival, these works will remain on display through Sunday, September 2.
The Gualala Arts Center is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on weekends from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
How to Enter
Entries received to date.
"Top Hat" Dinner
"Top Hat" opening dinner & wine celebration
at the Gualala Arts Center starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening when the doors open.
Diners will get a sneak peek preview of the Fine Art Exhibit and, new this year,
diners will have the first opportunity to purchase art before it is judged.
Only 100 tickets, which include a VIP Festival pass, are available for this evening of evenings. Reservations for dinner ($150, includes $100 donation) are recommended as it usually sells out.
The Champagne Preview is on Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (admission $10).
Outdoor artist booths will be open for a sneak preview from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Fine Art exhibit sneak preview is from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Award presentations and judge's critique will take place Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater. Artists should be present to receive awards but are not required.
The Festival is open to the public on
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
for the indoor fine art exhibition and outdoor festival activities.
Admission is $6.00 for adults, and youth 17 and under are free.
Live music will be presented
on the auditorium stage, in the outdoor amphitheater and by strolling musicians
throughout the festival weekend
- most of it performed by local musicians.
The performers include: White Hackle Pipe Band, Tonewoods, Ernst Bloch Bell Ringers, John Micka on guitar, Madrigal Singers / Paddy Batchelder and DJ I-Pod.
New this year will be a Sunday afternoon grand finale. The event will feature classical selections for clarinet and piano performed by Eric Kritz and Renata Yardumian. The classical music will be followed by an upbeat set of jazz, with guitarist Tim Mueller pairing up with Kritz's tenor sax and clarinet. Susan Main's fantastic tap dancers will join the jazz duo for a fun dance excursion.
Also new this year will be the Kashaya history story telling located at the Fairy Ring.
The grounds will be filled to the brim with vendor booths offering a host of items including jewelry, ceramics, wood, tiles, weavings, specialized apparel, leather goods, photographs, textiles and artwork.
Enjoy our fabulous selection of food and drink booths and our finest producing outdoor brick pizza oven located in the picnic area next to our new bandstand!
Gualala Arts Culinary Group offers a great grill, salads and soups. Beer and Wine are available for purchase. Your sweet tooth will have lots of choices between home-made cakes, cookies and a great ice cream bar.
The title of this year's quilt is "Vintage Elegance."
It was made by Judy Riddle, Marva Jacobs, Marilyn Limbaugh and Sharon Malachowski.
The piecers live in Gualala, Point Arena and Sebastopol.
Fabrics are 100% cotton batiks. Size is 102" X 87".
The Art in the Redwoods
will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds will go Gualala Arts for art scholarships.
Purchase your raffle tickets at Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery.
Tickets are $2 each, three for $5, seven for $10 or fifteen for $20.
Art in the Redwoods Festival
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
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.