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Kathy Maag Bentaieb
Phone: 408.836.8093
kbentaieb@yahoo.com

Prestigious ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto July 13-14

Our very popular ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto hosts a fabulous, free, fun-filled two-day celebration of clay and glass art on July 13 and 14, 2019, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road.

Celebrating its 27th year, the ACGA Clay & Glass Festival features both fine and functional art. The Festival is the largest show of its kind, with 130 juried artists displaying their best clay and glass work. Meet the artists from the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making, ikebana and glass art demonstrations. Admission is free and valet parking is available.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:
 More Than 130 Juried Artists. Meet renowned clay and glass artists, and get an insider’s look
into the creative processes behind their work as you peruse their collections.
 Live Demonstrations. Watch raw materials turn into beautiful shapes at live glass, clay and
ikebana demonstrations both Saturday and Sunday.
 Clay For All. An interactive clay project for artists of all ages.
 Artist Showcase. Visit the Artist Showcase in the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, where you
can preview as well as purchase a selection of the artists' best work.

DETAILS:
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019
WHERE: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
DIRECTIONS: The Palo Alto Art Center is easily accessible by public transit. Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto train station. Walk to the Palo Alto Transit Center, directly adjacent to the Palo Alto train station. Take
the 35 bus southbound. Exit the bus at the corner of Middlefield and Embarcadero. Walk one block on
Embarcadero to the intersection of Embarcadero and Newell. Cross Newell and turn left. The Art Center
will be on your immediate right.
PARKING: There is plenty of free street parking and valet parking is also available at the Palo Alto Art
Center.
ADMISSION: Free.
FOOD: A variety of fresh food and drinks from local vendors will be available.
INFO LINE: 650.329.2366.
WEBSITE: www.clayglassfestival.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/641139746237387
ABOUT ACGA: The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (www.acga.net) is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. The ACGA began as the Association of San Francisco Potters in 1945. The group now has more than 500 members,including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations and corporate sponsors from throughout California.
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CALENDAR LISTING:
ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 and 14, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313
Newell Road, Palo Alto. A fun and fabulous weekend celebrating the work of more than 130 juried artists who will display the finest in handcrafted glass and ceramic art. Meet the artists while shopping or take part in fun activities such as demonstrations in clay, glass and ikebana techniques. Free
admission; valet parking available at the Palo Alto Art Center. Hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center and KFOG.
http://www.clayglassfestival.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/641139746237387.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution JPEG images are available for download at
www.clayglassfestival.com or by contacting Kathy Maag Bentaieb at kbentaieb@yahoo.com or
408.836.8093.

David and Ann Lindsay

Gerald Arrington

Andrea Ciak

James Aarons – Moraine

Paul Harrie-Saturn

Kris Marubayashi

Sarah Logan

Marcia Dalva

Terry Ow-Wing-Coral Basket

Mari Emori

Sarah Brown

Susie Harper

Treg and Candace Silkwood

Deborah Bridges