Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd mark the return of the Fiesta de Artes Los Gatos, Art & Wine Festival, the only Art & Wine Festival in town all year! It will be located at the Civic Center lawn, and the hours are 10 am to 6 pm both days. (This year it was moved from August to September – hopefully there will be far less “beach traffic” with this timing, which seems like a great idea to me.)
What happens at the Fiesta de Artes?
Think food & drink, art & shopping, dancing & socializing! Once again, there will be more than 150 vendors with a huge variety of artists and vendors displaying and selling their artwork, plus booths with food and wine and of course loads of music throughout both days. Please check out the musical lineup here: Fiesta de Artes music lineup
Where is the Fiesta de Artes held?
Fiesta de Artes will be at the Civic Center lawn across the street from Los Gatos High School.
For more information, please visit https://LosGatosFiesta.com/
The Spring Pottery & Fine Art Sale is this weekend, April 23-24, at The History Club of Los Gatos from 10am – 5pm. Local artists will have their works on display!
For more information on the pottery workshop and directions, check them out at their website at http://blossomhillcrafts.com/sale/ or call 408-356-9035
The Silicon Valley Open Studios will take place May 7 & 8 from 11am to 5pm in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and San Jose. This is the 30th annual “open studios” event in Silicon Valley (and more areas are covered the 2 weekends after this one too). It is a free event and a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists in their studios, see a diversity of art types and purchase some pieces too.
Directories for the event are found at a variety of places, the closest to Los Gatos being University Art, 456 Meridian Ave., San Jose and Triton Museum, 1505 Warburton, Santa Clara, although the website suggests that directories may be found at many libraries as well, so check the Los Gatos and Saratoga public libraries.
For more information, please see the Open Studios website: http://www.svos.org/
If you’ve never visited the Town Council Chambers, you might be surprised to learn that there is an ongoing art presentation there, featuring the creative works of local, San Francisco Bay Area, artists. There are four different showings each year. The newest exhibit begins soon, November 3rd, and it runs through January 30th. There will be a reception on November 10th, and all are welcome. This ongoing event is sponsored by the Town of Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Art Association.
Learn more about the upcoming exhibit on the Los Gatos Art Association website:
Find location, hours and other info on the town’s site:
November 28, 2009
Los Gatos is fortunate to be home to both a history museum and an art museum, and there are ongoing events at each throughout the year. The Art Museum of Los Gatos will soon be hosting “Altered Perspectives” from Dec 4, 2009 to Feb 26, 2010. The featured artists are Jesse Allen (prints and painings) and Angelio Batle (graphite sculpture).
A lecture, open to the public, will be held on December 10th from 7 – 9pm at the art museum (the old firehouse, 4 Tait Avenue, which is at the corner of Tait & W Main)
Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm.
Looking to get more involved locally? Both museums welcome volunteers. Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities at both museums.
August 09, 2008
Art Exhibit and Reception August 10, 2008
Meet Barbara Cassin, an artist and Los Gatos native
Los Gatos became incorportated 121 years ago tomorrow, August 10th, 1887. To celebrate this anniversary, the Los Gatos Public Library is sponsoring an exhibition of the beautiful artwork of a local Los Gatos High School graduate, Barbara Jones Cassin, tomorrow from 2-4pm in the Los Gatos Council lobby. There will be light refreshments served, and a chance to meet the artist too. (An example of her work may be seen online at the town’s website.)