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Almaden Art and Wine Festival 2018

Almaden Art and Wine Festival 2018Almaden Valley’s most exciting annual event is here: The 42nd Almaden Art and Wine Festival is being held at Almaden Lake Park this Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The setting itself is incredibly beautiful with dazzling white tents against the backdrop of Almaden Lake, bright yellow sunflowers, people in colorful attire strolling and sipping wine, musicians playing and artists showcasing their work.

The festival is organized by the Almaden Valley Women’s Club (AVWC) and provides a platform to local artists to display and sell their work and to local musicians with an audience to showcase their talent. It also gives family run and specialty wineries an opportunity to introduce their products through wine-tasting.

The Almaden Art and Wine Festival is an important local fund-raiser. The proceeds from the festival go towards supporting a host of local non-profits serving the areas of education, teens and women.

At the festival, there is entertainment for all ages. Kids have a 25 ft. rock wall and rappelling area, slides, bounce houses and a special stage for kid’s entertainment. Adults have a variety of local bands and performers on the main stage.

It’s an event not to be missed, so stroll in, sip some wine and prepare to be entertained.

For more information, visit: https://www.almadenwomen.org/

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival 2016

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival 2016It’s that time of year again in the Almaden Valley! The 40th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival 2016 will be held on Sunday, September 11, at Almaden Lake Park from 10am to 6pm. This year the community celebrates a milestone of four full decades of sponsoring the festival, which hosts over 90 vendor booths including a number of local artists and craftspersons selling their paintings, jewelry, sculptures, and much more.

The food at the festival will be local and diverse, including Indian specialties from Mayuri, pizza from Oak & Rye, Mexican cuisine from Carmen’s Taqueria, and Asian fusion from Cross Hatch Eatery. There will also be Gourmet Food Trucks offering even more variety, and of course you’ll find dessert favorites such as shave ice and kettle corn. The popular Premium Wine Tent will be offering selections from Rombauer Vineyard in Napa and Leal Vineyards in Hollister, along with selections from other local wineries. Not the wine connoisseur? Grab a beer from a beer truck and relax at the Beer Garden! Festival glasses with the Art and Wine Festival logo will be sold at local merchant booths.

The Kid’s Fun Zone will have a rock climbing wall, carnival games, and jump houses. The Fun Zone stage will feature performances by local school bands, dance groups, cheerleading squads, and professional entertainers. There will also be a Main Stage with performances by Joanne LeBlanc, Fog City Band, Big Mike and the HartBeats, Leland High School Cheer & Dance, and many more. The Main Stage and Kid’s Fun Zone entertainment schedules are available online at www.almadenwine.org/events. To top it all off, there will be a silent auction with items such as signed sports and entertainment collectibles, limited edition art, fabulous designer jewelry, and tickets to local attractions.

The Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival is sponsored by the Almaden Valley Women’s Club, which raises funds for the festival every year. The festival is also made possible through the support of local sponsors as well as the City of San Jose. All proceeds from the festival are donated to non-profit organizations and local schools. As always, admission and parking are free, and a free shuttle service is available. Come join the Almaden Valley community in celebrating the 40th anniversary of this popular annual event!

36th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

logo: Almaden Valley Art & Wine FestivalEnjoy the last weekend of Summer at the 36th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, this event features something for everyone!

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival is the only community-wide event in the Almaden area that introduces the public to arts and culture, as well as local wineries and breweries.

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2012 Weekly Program for Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery in Almaden Valley

photo: Lord of the Light Art Studio & GalleryLord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery in Almaden Valley offers a Weekly Art Program throughout the entire year, including the Summer months of June, July, and August. Students attend an average of four classes per month.

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2011 Holiday Cards Craft for Kids

Kids will use craft paper, rubber stamps, stickers, die-cuts of holiday symbols, and more to create unique, handmade holiday cards for their friends, family, and relatives.

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2011 Breakfast with Santa at Almaden Community Center

Almaden Community Center staff invites your family to its Annual Breakfast with Santa event. The morning will begin with a tasty breakfast and seasonal arts and crafts.

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October 2011 Pumpkin Picking and Art Activities in Almaden Valley

logo: Emma PruschPumpkin Picking at the Park is a fun-filled day with activities for pre-schools and their parents to enjoy together. The morning starts with art activities at Almaden Community Center, followed by a guided tour of Emma Prusch Park.

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Art Camp Too by Mary Jane O’Marah – Summer 2011

logo: Art Camp TooArt Camp Too exposes children, ages 9-12, to drawing, painting, or sculpture techniques. Students complete at least one finished project daily.

The camp is taught by Mary Jane O’Marah, 3rd Grade Teacher at Williams Elementary School.

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2011 Summer Art Camp at Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery in Almaden Valley

Lord of the Light Art Studio & GalleryLord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery is holding its 2011 Summer Art Camp for kids in 1st – 7th grade. The studio has a unique camp curriculum that is designed to bring out and develop a child’s imagination and creativity, while teaching them the fundamentals of fine art.

The Summer Art Camp is a one-week, fun-filled learning experience that includes color theory, animation, and much more! Students will learn pencil drawing skills and how to use medias such as oil pastel, soft pastel, and watercolor. Your child will experience new freedom and a new love for art.

You have three Summer Art Camp sessions to choose from:

Session 1: Animal Drawing & Animation
Dates: June 20-24, 2011, 1:30-3:00pm

Session 2: Flower Drawing & Animation
Dates: July 18-22, 2011, 1:30-3:00pm

Session 3: Still Life Drawing & Animation
Dates: August 8-12, 2011, 1:30-3:00pm

The 2011 Summer Art Camp tuition is $135 per student, per session. Sessions fill-up on a first come first basis, so register now! See the flier for more information and Registration Form.

You can also register your child at the Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery located in the Old Almaden Plaza next to Sonoma Chicken Coop in Almaden Valley or call the studio at 408-997-3112.

Weekly Program

Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery also offers a Weekly Program that consists of a unique curriculum called Basic 1 through 14. The curriculum focuses on themes, media, color theory, and art history that helps students to visually understand and experience the techniques and basics of fine art.

This step-by-step curriculum is designed to improve the student’s artistic skills from 1st grade up through 12th grade, giving them the self confidence and the inspiration to further broaden their education in fine art.

Please call Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery to request a tour of its lovely studio and gallery and to learn more about its programs.

2011 Weekly Class Schedule for Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery in Almaden Valley

photo: Lord of the Light Art Studio & GalleryLord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery offers weekly art classes throughout the year, including the Summer months of June, July, and August. Students attend an average of four classes per month.

Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery teaches students the fundamentals of fine art. The studio has a unique curriculum that is designed to bring out and develop a student’s imagination and creativity. The program will help your child experience new freedom and give your child a new love for art.

Following is the weekly class schedule for 2011:

Monday
1st – 7th Grade, 3:25pm – 4:55pm
Internship & Portfolio Class (7th-12th Grade), 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Pre-Advanced & Portfolio Class (7th-12th Grade), 6:35pm – 8:05pm

Tuesday
1st – 7th Grade, 3:25pm – 4:55pm
1st – 7th Grade, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Advanced & Portfolio Class (7th-12th Grade), 6:35pm – 8:05pm

Wednesday
1st – 7th Grade, 3:25pm – 4:55pm
Pre-Advanced Class (7th-12th Grade), 5:00pm – 6:30pm
1st – 7th Grade, 6:35pm – 8:05pm

Thursday
1st – 7th Grade, 3:25pm – 4:55pm
Pre-Advanced Class (7th-12th Grade), 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Pre-Advanced & Portfolio Class (7th-12th Grade), 6:35pm – 8:05pm

Friday
1st – 7th Grade, 3:25pm – 4:55pm
Pre-Advanced Class (7th-12th Grade), 5:00pm – 6:30pm
1st – 7th Grade, 6:35pm – 8:05pm

Saturday
1st – 12th Grade: 10:45am – 12:15pm
1st – 12th Grade: 1:15pm – 2:45pm

You can register your child at the Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery located in the Old Almaden Plaza next to Sonoma Chicken Coop in Almaden Valley or call the studio at 408-997-3112.