Kathy Maag Bentaieb
ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto July 11-12
to Feature the Summer’s Best Art
28th Annual Art Festival at Palo Alto Art Center Features
More Than 130 Juried Artists
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The prestigious ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto will feature a free and fun-filled celebration of clay and glass art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-12, 2020, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. Featuring both fine and functional art, the ACGA Clay & Glass Festival boasts more than 130 juried artists displaying their best work.
Shop for unique, one-of-a-kind artwork while you meet the artists. Attendees will also enjoy several demonstrations of hands-on activities, including pottery-making and ikebana demonstrations, as well as an interactive clay project for artists of all ages.
The festival is hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto, and KFOG.
Discover unique pieces of the finest quality glass and clay art that will make a beautiful addition to any home or garden. Select from handcrafted stunning pottery, unique jewelry and show-stopping glass art and sculptures.
Demonstrations in the Art Center Studio will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days of the Festival.
Sample Activities from past Festivals:
Clay demo with Ellen Sachtschale
Ikebana demo with Alka Bhargava
Clay demo with Lynn Wood
Clay demo with Forrest Lesch-Middleton
Clay demo with Sally Jackson
ACGA is the nation’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to the advancement of ceramic and glass arts. Juried by their ACGA peers, the festival’s artists are widely acclaimed and many are internationally recognized.
- 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 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.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020
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.
FOOD: A variety of fresh food and drinks from local vendors will be available.
INFO LINE: 650.329.2366.
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.
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 free, 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 pottery-making 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.
Artwork from past Festivals: