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23rd Fine Arts Festival Features “Out of the Ashes, Art is Reborn”
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23rd Fine Arts Festival Features “Out of the Ashes, Art is Reborn”

Event date: 11/18/2016 - 11/20/2016 Export event

The prestigious and popular 23nd Annual Fine Arts Festival, hosts a fabulous, FREE, two-day celebration of  art at the Spanos Community Center at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. March Lane, Stockton, CA.

The festival is Friday, November 18 from  4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday, November 19 from 10 am – 4 pm.  There is plenty of free parking.

Thirty four Northern California artists, most local, are participating in this year’s Fine Arts Festival sponsored by the San Joaquin Potters Guild.  The event is dedicated to the advancement of hand-crafted art.  Artists are widely acclaimed and some are internationally recognized.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their art.  Artists are always excited to participate in this annual event and share their art with the community.  

You will discover quality art that makes a beautiful addition to any home, garden or wardrobe.  Select from wonderful pottery (functional & sculptural or garden), jewelry, wearable fabric art, leather, paintings (includes prints and cards), wood, glass and much more.  Every piece of art is unique, hand crafted and one of a kind.

Directions:   From I-5 take the March Lane exit and go east on March Lane.  St. Basil’s Church is one block west of Pacific Ave.  Watch for the large flags on the south side of March Lane that say “Fine Arts Sale”.

Ceramic artist, Mary Anderson, lost her studio, all her art and her  home.  On September 14, 2015, the last day of the fire,  Mary and her husband Richard, lost 37 years of their lives in a home they built in Calaveras County in the Butte Fire.  Unsure after the fire what she would do, Mary’s art has been reborn at her new studio and home in Arnold, CA.  Stripped in the fire of all their possessions, art, family mementos gone, Mary created a series of bells as her memorial to their home and land.  She will be exhibiting her Dotaku bells, created with clay and glazed with ash from that devastating Butte fire, at the 23rd Fine Arts Festival on November 18-19, 2016. 

Visit the San Joaquin Potters Guild website for more details:

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