The 2013 festival will take place this weekend: Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Girard Avenue near Wall Street in La Jolla.
Last year, the festival raised more than $100,000 for local La Jolla elementary and middle schools.
This year, organizers anticipate more than 30,000 visitors will attend the event.
The festival is free and open to the public. A $5 cash donation is encouraged at all festival entrances.
Read more about the artists, wineries, entertainment and eateries. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival provided the following event description:
This year’s fifth annual LJAWF welcomes veterans from years past, including famed watercolorist and La Jolla local, Scott Wright—whose gorgeous marine life-inspired art has been exhibited in several prominent west coast galleries including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art—in addition to returning award-winners like La Jolla painter, Karen Deicas Depodesta, and photographer, Mark Stephenson, of Sky Valley, CA.
This year’s show also features a significant batch of renowned artists who will be showing at the LJAWF for the first time, including Steve Cambronne from Georgia whose brilliant fifties-inspired dimensional metal sculptures celebrate the retro, tiki era of years past.
LJAWF artists’ works celebrate a number of mediums such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography.
All of the artists showing at the LJAWF have been handpicked by a highly qualified jury of artists, authors, critics and collectors.
In addition to an eclectic mix of original artwork, the LJAWF proudly boasts an expansive wine and beer garden highlighting over 20 premier wineries from around the world including Francis Ford Coppola, Schlossadler International Wines, La Serenissima, as well as a number of fine wines from Baja’s flourishing Valle de Guadalupe region.
A handful of San Diego’s nationally renowned breweries will also be in attendance pouring their award-winning brews including Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point and more.
A Gourmet Marketplace will be situated off Silverado Street and offers attendees an eclectic taste featuring many of San Diego’s finest boutique eateries including local favorite, La Jolla’s Puesto Mexican Street Food.
Offering adventures for kids of all ages, the Geppetto’s/La Jolla Family YMCA Art Center will be located on Wall Street—where children will have the opportunity to paint a car donated by Witt Lincoln, take art or dance classes, participate in games, chalk art, crafts, edible art, cartooning, and even a family scavenger hunt.
Other highlights of this year’s two-day event include an exciting lineup of live music as well as roving entertainment by the San Diego Circus Center, which teaches Cirque du Soleil inspired performances to children and young adults.
In addition, this year’s LJAWF will give attendees the opportunity to partake in a silent auction offering an assortment of hot ticket items like iPads, 2-night hotel stays, gift cards to fine dining restaurants all over San Diego, staycation activities for children, theatre tickets, winery and brewery packages, as well as LJAWF participating artist artwork to name a few.
See you at the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.