Padua Hills Art Fiesta returns November 7

The Claremont Museum of Art will host its 17th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 7 with an outdoor art show, craft demonstrations, music and festive foods. Visitors can shop for unique original artwork as they stroll through the beautiful olive groves of the Padua Hills Theatre.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. Admission is $5 for adults. Claremont Museum of Art members, students, and children under 18 are free. A free shuttle will be available from Padua Park.

Thirty area artists will have original artwork for sale including ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, prints, woodwork, and photography. Area art organizations will provide art and craft demonstrations and art books will be for sale. A music stage will feature local performers. Festive foods will be served. For the safety of our visitors, there will be no indoor activities this year.

New artwork this year will include mixed media by Doug Pearsall; ceramics by Dana Flores, Quincey Grace, Tandy Robinson, and John Sasaki; jewelry by Cj Jilek and Dawn Crandall; Woodwork by Jorge Rafael Moawad and art books by Christina Frausto. Many favorite area artists are returning: Paul Brayton, Michael and Su Cheatham, Ellen Dinerman, Gina Lawson Egan, Kirsten Erickson, Paul Faulstich, Sumi Foley, Joyce Hesselgrave, David Holtzberger, Aleta Jacobson, Kathleen McCall, Hal Metlizky, T and Jon Pacini, Damien Ross, Gaby Tepper, Barry Vantiger, David Wade and Ahlene Welsh.

We appreicate our sponsors, Jeffrey K. Stark & Associates, Investment Services, and Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty.

Visit www.claremontmuseum.org for info about the museum and current programs.

History of the Padua Hills Art Fiesta
In 2011, the Claremont Museum of Art revived the Padua Hills Art Fiesta as it was held 1953-59 with a new generation of artists sharing their talents. This popular event is produced in the spirit of the original “Art in Action” theme. Artists display their work under the olive trees, local art organizations provide demonstrations, musicians perform, and guests enjoy tacos on the terrace overlooking the hills. Many artists and guests have commented on the “great vibe” of the event.

The original Padua Hills Art Fiesta was organized by local artists to bring art into the community. In 1956, Milford Zornes wrote “We feel that to know artists, to watch them work, and to talk with them about their work is to share their creativeness and experience.”

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