La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
The 2014 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its sixth annual season on October 11th and 12th in the heart of the village, on lower Girard Ave. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art and wine festivals on the west coast, expecting to draw in the largest crowd to date. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public, with cash donations accepted at all the festival entrances.
Featuring the works of more than 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Geppetto’s/Witt Lincoln Family Art Center and a wine and beer garden which will include premier wineries from around the world in addition to San Diego’s top breweries.
Wine and Beer Garden: A unique part of the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival is the Wine and Beer Garden that was open on both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. during the 2013 festival. Patrons 21 and older can discover and enjoy regional and international wines, as well as local San Diego craft beers. Stop by and sample the delectable wines from Valle De Guadalupe, California, France, and more. Come celebrate the wide variety of internationally renowned brews by our San Diego craft breweries. In 2013, the tastings were offered at $3 per tasting or a package of 7 tastings for $20.
Family Art Center: The Geppetto’s/ La Jolla YMCA Family Art Center, located on Wall Street, offers exciting adventures for kids of all ages. Last year, the LJAWF is proud to team up with the San Diego Circus Center, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla YMCA, the Girl Scouts, La Jolla Kiwanis, Outside the Lens, and Geppetto’s toy store. This year’s lineup is sure to be as exciting!
Silent Auction: This year’s silent auction will feature a fine mix of eateries, beauty treatments, medical services, and gifts for animal lovers and sport enthusiasts from a variety of local sponsors. Last year, two amazing, separate auctions were featured during the course of the festival.
Entertainment: 2013 had many surprises including a roving circus from San Diego Circus Center, dancers from Ooh La La, stilt-walkers and much more! The lineup for 2014 is still being finalized but looks to be equally impressive.
Food and Music: The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will feature a gourmet Food Court, where patrons can enjoy various food selections from local restaurants and farmers’ market vendors. Renowned local musicians will take one of two stages to provide hours of entertainment.
All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised over $220,000.
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person is welcome.