The Shadow recently received the following Press Release concerning ArtFest in the Park on Saturday, June 6, 2009:
The Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA) and the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) present AVArtFest 2009 as ARTFEST IN THE PARK
on Saturday, June 6, 2009, 10 AM to 6 PM. The popular event, now in its thirteenth year, will be held for the first time in Pioneer Park, downtown Mountain View. Admission and parking are free.
ARTFEST IN THE PARK is where collectors discover affordable, original juried artworks for sale. The event showcases hundreds of works in all media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, drawing, calligraphy, mixed media, printmaking, photography, fiber art, silk painting, ceramics and sculpture.
“The festival offers established local artists, as well as new and emerging artists, an opportunity to share their creativity with the community,” said Festival Chair Catherine Rodriguez. “Because of the diverse array of work on display, there really is something to appeal to everyone.”
Attendees may also partake of the many excellent restaurants located in close walking distance to Pioneer Park on Castro and adjacent streets in downtown Mountain View.
Ten percent of the proceeds from each art sale will be donated by AVA to CSMA to support the school’s financial aid and arts education programs. “We are so very pleased to partner with the Alliance of Visual Artists in presenting this year’s ARTFEST IN THE PARK,” said CSMA Visual Arts Director Linda Covello. “We greatly appreciate the commitment of AVA and the many talented artists in supporting CSMA’s arts education programs for young people.”
The Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA), producers of this fine art show and sale, was founded to support local visual artists, provide a showcase for their work, and promote art education in the community. Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA) is a non-profit 501c3 all-volunteer organization.
The Community School of Music and Arts is a regional center for arts education committed to providing Arts for All
regardless of age, level or economic means. Since its founding in 1968, CSMA has grown to be the largest non-profit provider of arts education programs in the region and is among the top 10 schools of its kind nationally. Annually, the school reaches 40,000+ people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. At its Finn Center
campus at 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, programs in music, visual arts and new media are provided through lessons, classes and camps, as well as through concerts, artist talks and exhibitions. CSMA also provides arts-in-the-schools programs (Arts in Action
, Music in Action
), as well as special outreach events at community venues. For information about CSMA, see www.arts4all.org
or call 650-917-6800.
Pioneer Park located in downtown Mountain View is off Castro Street adjacent to the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and City Hall Plaza. For directions and more information about ARTFEST IN THE PARK and AVA, see www.avartfest.org
The Shadow will be in attendance at this festival. We would highly encourage as many of you that can to come to Mountain View for what promises to be a great time with great art.