Fiesta de Artes in Los Gatos

Fiesta de Artes - Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival - painter and grapes and wineThe annual Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes is back. Now called the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival, in 2022 it’s celebrating 50 years of art and entertainment in downtown Los Gatos. (It returned in 2021 after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.)

Fiesta de Artes, Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival dates

Mark your calendars Sept 17 – 18, 2022 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Yes, you can bring your dog!

If you’ve never been, it’s a fabulous opportunity to mill around the Civic Center lawn and enjoy art of various types. It’s free! If you’d like to partake of food and wine, the proceeds all go to a very good cause. And of course, there are plenty of beautiful art pieces for purchase, too.

What happens at the Fiesta de Artes or the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival?

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 and food offerings info here:  Fiesta music and food

Fiesta de Artes will be at the Civic Center lawn across the street from Los Gatos High School – 110 E Main Street, Los Gatos CA 95030

Patrons are encouraged to bike, walk, carpool, use public transportation or get friends and loved ones to drop you off. Apparently there’s even a bike valet to facilitate arriving on two wheels. (Per the FAQ page, which is loaded with great information.)

Many thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos and all of the other sponsors for making this wonderful event possible yet again.

Please check out all of the details at the event’s website:


Related reading:

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk (there’s usually a Fall Wine Walk in October, too)

Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series

Los Gatos Youth Theatre Summer Musicals

Los Gatos Spring Pottery and Fine Art Sale

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 or call 408-356-9035

Silicon Valley Open Studios: Los Gatos Artists Share Their Work

svos_logoThe 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:

Art in the Los Gatos Town Council Chambers

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:

Art Museum of Los Gatos Presents "Altered Perspectives" Beginning Dec 4, 2009

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.

Happy 121st Birthday, Los Gatos! Celebrate Downtown!

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.)