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2006: Festival -  Judges -  Quilt Raffle


Art in the Redwoods Festival

Saturday - Sunday, August 19 - 20, 2006

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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!

Art in the Redwoods, photo credit: Barbara Pratt, 2004 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.

Art in the Redwoods, photo credit: Barbara Pratt, 2004 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.


  4:00 p.m.  Champagne Preview
                    and Presale
  6:00 p.m.  Judges Critique & Awards
  7:30 p.m.  Annual Gala Dinner

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

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
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.

White Hackle Pipe Band 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.

Ernest Bloch Handbell Ringers Following the 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 booths.

Jenn August The Farallons
2005 Arts in the Redwoods Festival

For more information please call (707) 884-1138 or e-mail to