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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this Weekend

The two-day event features fine arts, crafts, chalk art, and so much more. Head to University Avenue Saturday and Sunday.

 

The premiere arts festival on the Peninsula will be held on University Avenue this weekend, the 31st annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts.

Whether you’re looking for large, dramatic artwork or handmade jewelry, one of the 300 artists displaying their work will have the perfect item for you. Featured in the booths this year will be sculpture, painting, photography, fabric, jewelry, ceramics, glass and more.

“I enjoy the energy and the quality of the exhibitors,” David MacKenzie, Interim President/CEO of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce said in a prepared statement. “It is always an enjoyable day in downtown Palo Alto.”

The festival takes place on University Avenue between High and Webster streets. A sculpture garden will be set up on the plaza at Cowper and University. Wander along Tasso to watch the 60 street artists create their chalk masterpieces.

There will be food and entertainment if you need to take a break. If your kids need a break, there will be a special area for them to create their own art at Kipling and University.

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Palo Alto. Admission and parking are both free. The festival has drawn 150,000 people in the past, so public transportation is encouraged.

The festival is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

View the  on Palo Alto Patch Events Calendar.

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