Sept. 11, 2012
-- Publicity Contact: Wendy Brickman
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Art of the Sea Monterey Festival To Be Held on Saturday, September 22
September 5, 2012. Monterey, CA. The “Art of the Sea Monterey Festival”
, the second annual free art festival sponsored by Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association (www.montereywharf.com)
will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the Upper Custom House Plaza and Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf at #1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf in California State Historic Park located in Downtown Monterey.
This unique annual interactive event features a wide array of fun activities, music and dancing, and celebrates our local talented professional and amateur artists who will display and sell their unique maritime-themed artwork in a variety of mediums. The “Art of the Sea Monterey Festival” also provides many interactive family activities and lots of great music. Jiri Nozicka will demonstrate fishing net mending, Jean Edwards will do pottery wheel demonstrations, Lisa Smiley of Smiley Orca will do face painting, Magician David Groves will perform magic arts, and there will be a beach clean up activity conducted by the Wahine Project (volunteers should bring their own gloves and buckets). In addition, the event will feature Green Pedal Courier and the Plastic Bags Bag Monster who will roam the Wharf. There will be demonstrations of Gyotaku, the Japanese art of stenciling, which involves squid and fish stenciling. Maritime Historian Tim Thomas will conduct his informative Wharf Walks. The whole Wharf will feature chalk art creations and there will also be caricatures, which are fun cartoon pictures that are sketched of attendees.
There will be a wide array of live music and dancing, including a concert by Barbara Joy and the La Mesa Community Children’s Chorus plus Peggy Stap, Director of Marine Life Studies and her canine research assistant, “Whiskie, the Whale Spotter” will take place in the Wharf Theater from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Barbara Joy is a singer/songwriter/
guitarist and recording artist who performs in concerts and on stages across the country. She also writes musical themes for nonprofits and performs in concert with children and choruses at fundraising events.
According to Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, President of Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, “We are very pleased to host this free community event that highlights the talents of local artists and inspires others. In these challenging economic times, this Festival truly helps our valued local artists who are so important to our region…and whose work enhances the quality of our lives!”
Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, the “Whale Watching Capital of the World”, a top destination for locals and visitors, features over 36 outstanding restaurants, gift shops, home-made candy stores, fish markets, whale watching and fishing trips, the Wharf Theater, and other special entertainment. The new free Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf VIP card that includes over two dozen special offers is now available for download at www.montereywharf.com. There is 2 hours free parking for locals with ID Monday through Thursday. For more information, to volunteer or to become a sponsor, please call Susan Costales at (831) 373-3337 extension102 or email susanc@mcgilloway-
ray.com and check out www.montereywharf.com