Danville Express

Newsfront - October 5, 2007

Enjoy the Art in the Park this weekend

The Town of Danville and the Alamo Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) are hosting the ninth annual Art in the Park Festival on Front Street in Danville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend, Oct. 6-7. Sixty artists will feature works in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and fine jewelry.

The free event raises money for schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, said Norma Webb, ADAS' festival coordinator. Approximately 3,000 to 4,000 attended last year's festival, which raised around $12,000. Artists give 10 percent of their sales to the schools.

Webb said people enjoy the event, which is satisfying for the artists who normally work alone.

"They are really tickled and so enthused," she said. "I love it. I'm an artist and I got involved to meet people."

Artists come from all over the Bay Area, with quite a few from Danville, Alamo and San Ramon, Webb said. Painters will showcase visual displays in oils, watercolors and pastels. There will also be color and black-and-white photography. Six jewelers will exhibit hand-tooled silver, bracelets, gemstones and broaches.

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