2011 Art in the Redwoods Festival
The Art in the Redwoods Festival returns to Gualala Arts Center for the 50th annual event. What began among the redwoods on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands. This popular weekend event features art from near and far along with free entertainment and artists booths. Admission to the festival is $6; children 17 and under are free.
Fine Art Exhibit
The heart of the festival is the magnificent exhibit of fine art throughout the building, including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodworking, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts - most of them for sale.
For those unable to attend the festival, these works will remain on display through Sunday, September 4. 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
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. Diners will get a sneak peek preview of the Fine Art Exhibit even before it is judged.
Only 100 tickets, which include a VIP Festival pass, are available for this evening of evenings. Reservations for dinner ($150, includes $100 donation) are recommended as it usually sells out.
Tickets for the "Top Hat" Dinner must be purchased directly from the Gualala Arts Center. Call 707-884-1138 for details.
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.
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.
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 by strolling musicians throughout the festival weekend - 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.
Food and drink will be available. Gualala Arts Culinary Group offers a great grill, salads and soups. Beer and Wine are available for purchase. Your sweet tooth will have lots of choices between home-made cakes and cookies and a great ice cream bar.
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.
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.
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
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