Pacific Fine Arts Festivals Releases 2013 Festival Schedule

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Dec. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, a producer of California's highest quality art festivals since 1980, has announced its schedule for 2013. The roster includes a variety of two- and three-day festivals that take place from March to October, providing family-oriented events in scenic settings located throughout the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and in southern California: Oxnard and Mammoth Lakes.  All of the events feature a dazzling array of fine arts and crafts, offering the unique opportunity to meet the artisans.

The list of festivals for 2013 includes:


BELMONT: (March 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) The Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival takes place at the Carlmont Village Shopping Center, an intimate venue at the corner of Ralston Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas on the Peninsula, south of San Francisco featuring 25 artists.


SAN FRANCISCO: (April 12-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) The West Portal Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, celebrating its 25th year, takes place on San Francisco’s West Portal Avenue between 15th and Ulloa, near Sloat, Portola, and the San Francisco Zoo, showcasing 65 artists and crafters.

MENLO PARK: (Friday and Saturday, April 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival – this “Celebrate Spring” event takes place along tree-lined Santa Cruz Avenue and plays host to 100 artists.

WALNUT CREEK: (April 27 - 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday) In its 35 year, the Walnut Creek Fine Arts & Crafts Festival includes 150 artists and crafters lining the sidewalk of Main Street and the closed street of Locust in downtown Walnut Creek. This event has been ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor fine arts shows in the country.


MOUNTAIN VIEW: (May 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day) Situated 40 miles south of San Francisco and 10 miles north of San Jose, the Mountain View A la Carte & Art hosts 240 fine arts and crafts booths, specialty pre-packaged food booths, live entertainment, a kid’s area, food, wine and beer and is the major fundraiser for Mountain View’s Central Business Association.

OXNARD: (May 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day) This 30th Annual event attracts over 65,000 visitors from all over Southern California who converge on the scenic coastal town of Oxnard. The California Strawberry Festival celebrates the region’s rich agricultural heritage while raising funds for numerous Southland charities. There will be 250 Arts and Crafts booths, specialty pre-packaged food vendors, a children’s area, and live entertainment as part of the Festival’s 75 acres. See more at

SAN RAMON:(May 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival is held in beautiful San Ramon Central Park featuring 175 arts, crafts and specialty pre-packaged food booths, entertainment on three stages, kite-flying demos, kite making workshops, kids' activities, non-profit food and beverage booths.


OAKLAND – MONTCLAIR VILLAGE: (Friday and Saturday, June 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) In it’s 38th year, the Montclair Village Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival, located in the hills of Oakland in the Montclair Village Shopping district (on Mountain Blvd. at La Salle), continues to be among the most popular community events showcasing 90 artists from all over the Western United States.


LOS ALTOS: (July 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day) The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival in downtown Los Altos at Main and State streets features 300 booths including artwork and crafts such as paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, textile arts, wood and ceramics. The event includes a variety of live entertainment on three stages and several street locations including genres such as jazz, rock, reggae, country and the oldies. There’s also a KIDZONE with TV personalities, children's entertainers, interactive activities and hands-on arts.

MENLO PARK: (July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day) The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce hosts the Connoisseurs' Marketplace. This mid-summer extravaganza’s excitement extends down charming Santa Cruz Avenue and includes 230 Fine Arts and Crafts booths, specialty pre-packaged food booths, live cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, kids’ area, food, wine and beer.
LAKE TAHOE - SQUAW VALLEY: (July 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday) The Squaw Valley Arts & Crafts Festival is held in the beautiful mountain resort of The Village at Squaw Valley USA and features 60 artists and crafters nestled within the Village at the base of the majestic peaks of Squaw Valley.

MAMMOTH LAKES: (August 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) The Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is set in this attractive mountain resort town at Kittredge Sports (Highway 203/Main Street) and plays host to 40 artists.

LAKE TAHOE – KINGS BEACH: (Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) The Kings Beach Fine Arts and Crafts on the Shore makes its appearance at beautiful Kings Beach State Park on the shore of North Lake Tahoe. The event features 40 artists displaying 2-D and sculptural works, fine crafts and jewelry in this scenic setting.

LAKE TAHOE – TAHOE CITY: (August 16-18 and August 23-25 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. each day) The Tahoe City Boatworks Mall is a fantastic host for the Tahoe City Boatworks Mall Arts & Crafts Festivals--a two-weekend spectacular! The event takes place in Tahoe City right off Highway 28 (N. Lake Blvd.) on the lawn area beside the indoor Boatworks Mall, adjacent to Tahoe City Marina overlooking the lake.


TRUCKEE: (September 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday) The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival is hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant's Association and features the original work of more than 60 artists and crafters in downtown Truckee’s walkable historic mountain setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street.

MENLO PARK: (Friday and Saturday September 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest, comes to Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park with an exciting array of original works by 90 artists and craftspeople from throughout the West.


OAKLAND – MONTCLAIR VILLAGE: (October 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday) The Montclair Village Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest is sponsored by the Montclair Village Association and features more than 80 artists lining the sidewalks of this scenic district of Oakland.

SAN CARLOS: (October 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day) Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire attracts huge crowds who come to take in the sites, sounds and tastes of this 23rd annual event featuring 280 arts and crafts booths, specialty pre-packaged food booths, wine and beer, food, live entertainment and a family fun zone.

HALF MOON BAY: (October 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival celebrates the bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with 260 Arts and Crafts booths, a special display of giant pumpkins, three stages of live entertainment, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, and much more. This not-to-be-missed event takes place on Main Street between Kelly Avenue and Spruce streets.

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