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2009:   Festival - Entertainment - Map - How to Enter - Judges - Awards - Sponsors - Quilt Raffle - Volunteers

 

2009 Art in the Redwoods Festival

Dinner:     Thursday,     August 13,   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Preview:     Friday,     August 14,   4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Festival:     Saturday,     August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Sunday,     August 16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Concert:     Saturday,     August 15, 6:00 p.m.   Kronos Quartet
 
Exhibit:     On display through Sunday, September 6
Art in the Redwoods Festival logo

The Art in the Redwoods Festival returns to Gualala Arts Center for the 48th annual event. What began among the redwoods on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands. This popular weekend event will repeat the successful formula of past years, with some new twists!

Fine Art Exhibit

Art in the Redwoods, photo credit: Barbara Pratt, 2008 The heart of the festival is the magnificent exhibit 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 17 and under are free.

For those unable to attend the festival, these works will remain on display through Sunday, September 6. 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.

"Top Hat" Dinner

Art in the Redwoods Top Hat Dinner, photo credit: Barbara Pratt, 2008

  The "Top Hat" opening dinner & wine celebration at the Gualala Arts Center starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening when the doors open. Chef Jon Mortimer from the Timber Cove Inn will be in charge of the scrumptious dinner with specially paired wines from Annapolis Winery.

Diners will get a sneak peek preview of the Fine Art Exhibit even before it is judged, and enjoy a special set by Kronos Quartet (see Saturday's Headline Event).

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Advance dinner tickets ($150 each, includes $100 donation), which come with a VIP Festival pass, are recommended, as it usually sells out early.

Art in the Redwoods Champagne Reception

Champagne Preview

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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 judges 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.

Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 13
  6:00 p.m.  Top Hat Dinner

Friday, August 14
  4:00 p.m.  Champagne Preview
  6:00 p.m.  Judges Critique & Awards

Saturday, August 15
10:00 a.m.  Festival gates open
10:00 a.m.  Coast Recorder Consort
10:00 a.m.  Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
11:00 a.m.  White Hackle Pipe Band
12:00 p.m.  Storytelling for Children
  1:00 p.m.  White Hackle Pipe Band
  2:30 p.m.  Tonewoods
  3:30 p.m.  Tonewoods
  4:15 p.m.  Tonewoods
  5:00 p.m.  Festival gates close
  6:00 p.m.  Kronos Quartet

Sunday, August 16
10:00 a.m.  Festival gates open
10:45 a.m.  Howard & Jones Dance
11:15 a.m.  Howard & Jones Dance
11:30 p.m.  Ba Da Boom
12:00 p.m.  John Micka
12:00 p.m.  Tonewoods
12:00 p.m.  Storytelling for Children
  1:15 p.m.  Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
  2:30 p.m.  Cloudfire
  3:00 p.m.  People's Choice Award
  3:00 p.m.  Quilt Raffle Drawing
  3:15 p.m.  Cloudfire
  4:00 p.m.  Festival gates close

thru Sunday, September 6
                   Fine Art Exhibit

Festival weekend

2008 Art in the Redwoods Festival The Festival is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the indoor fine art exhibition and outdoor festival activities.

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Admission is $6.00 for adults, and children 17 and under are free.

Live music will be presented on the auditorium stage, in the outdoor amphitheater and throughout the festival - most of it performed by local musicians.

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.

A wide variety of food will be available at the Gualala Arts Grill, Sandwich & Salad Shop (including George Marshall's award-winning clam chowder) and Gualala Arts Sweet Shoppe - featuring Dreyer's ice cream. The Gualala Lions Club will host a beverage booth where you will find Mendocino Brewing Co. and Lagunitas beers, as well as wine and assorted soft drinks.

Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet

Headline Event

Kronos Quartet in Concert
"probably the most famous 'new music' group in the world"

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For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet - David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) - has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time.

2009 Art in the Redwoods Raffle Quilt: Chains of Gold
2009 Art in the Redwoods Raffle Quilt
Chains of Gold

Quilt Raffle

The Art in the Redwoods Quilt Raffle 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.

This year's quilt, "Chains of Gold," was created by Gail Sims, Janet Windsor and Sharon Malachowski.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery. Tickets are $2 each, three for $5, seven for $10 or fifteen for $20.

Information on past festivals:
2008 Art in the Redwoods Festival
2007 Art in the Redwoods Festival
2006 Art in the Redwoods Festival
2005 Art in the Redwoods Festival


Art in the Redwoods Festival

August, 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2009


The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Gualala Road 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 info@gualalaarts.org.

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.