Art in the Redwoods Festival
Saturday - Sunday, August 19 - 20, 2006
Once again the Art in the Redwoods Festival returns to Gualala
Arts Center for the 45th annual event. What began among the redwoods
on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a two-day attraction for thousands.
This popular weekend event will repeat the successful formula of past
years, with some new twists!
The heart of the festival is the magnificent display of fine
art throughout the building. Over 400 pieces will be on display - including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodworking, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts - most of them for sale. [Artists: see
How to Enter.] Admission $6; children 12 and under are free.
For those unable to attend the festival, these works will remain on display through September 3. 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.
AIR veterans will see familiar food and drink booths, returning musical
groups, and the Art in the Redwoods Dinner. But there will also be some
new performers and exhibitors as well. So be sure to save some time
on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20,
to attend what VIA Magazine called a "prestigious" event.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
4:00 p.m. Champagne Preview
6:00 p.m. Judges Critique & Awards
7:30 p.m. Annual Gala Dinner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
10:00 a.m. Gates open
10:00 a.m. Coast Recorder Consort
11:00 a.m. White Hackle Pipe Band
12:00 p.m. Storytelling for Children
12:00 p.m. NEDO Acoustic Duo
1:00 p.m. Jenn August
2:30 p.m. Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
3:30 p.m. White Hackle Pipe Band
5:00 p.m. Gates close
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
10:00 a.m. Gates open
11:00 a.m. Tessa Howard - dance
11:30 a.m. Tessa Howard - dance
12:15 p.m. Cantiamo Sonoma
1:00 p.m. NEDO Acoustic Duo
1:00 p.m. John Mica - guitar
2:00 p.m. The Farallons
3:00 p.m. People's Choice Award
and Raffle Drawing
3:15 p.m. The Farallons
4:00 p.m. Gates close
Visitors to the Champagne
Preview and Pre-Sale on Friday
night from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. will
have an opportunity to purchase
artwork before the official
start of the festival. Friday
evening includes the
Judges' Critique of fine art, and presentation of over $4,000 in awards.
Judges Critique is the annual Art in the Redwoods Dinner, where revelers
will enjoy a gourmet dinner and a selection of fine wines.
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.
Service clubs and local businesses will set up barbecue, beverage, baked goods, and ice cream
For more information please call (707) 884-1138 or e-mail to