Start: Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:00AM
End: Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00PM
This event attracts people every year from throughout California and the West Coast. The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year-takes place on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, a vital economic area 35 miles south of San Francisco.
The backbone of the festival and the key to its success are the three hundred fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. These exhibitors are the reason why this festival attracts such a high percentage of fine artists and crafters whose work you'll see only at a few select shows on the West Coast.
While strolling through the festival, don't forget to stop by and listen to sidewalk piano virtuosos located on the plaza at the corner of University and Tasso Streets. Look for the PLAY ME sign.
The Italian Street Painting Expo-always a crowd-pleaser- sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, will again showcase chalk artists from throughout the state, creating larger-than-life works of art. Tasso Street is where it's happening so don't miss it. This year's co-beneficiaries of the Italian Street Painting Expo fund-raisers are the Palo Alto Youth Community Service and Ada's Cafe.
Local participation is high at this event. The Palo Alto Parents and Professionals for Art are the organizers and beneficiaries of the kids' "hands on" art and crafts area. Look for the Kids' Art Studio located at the end of Tasso. Also, throughout the festival, the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto will again be serving alcoholic beverages for everyone's enjoyment.
Visiting this free-admission festival is easy and convenient. For those driving to the festival, free parking is within a block or two of the festival site, with parking for disabled patrons in all city lots. Festival attendees are encouraged to use public transit or ride a bike.
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Palo Alto