Preview: La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Kids Painting a car at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Family Fun at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. Photo: Steve Simpson

The 2012 La Jolla Art and Wine Festival returns to La Jolla October 13th and 14th and takes place in the heart of the village, between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street. The two-day juried art show has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art and wine festivals on the west coast.

The free festival is open to the public and will feature over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond. Visitors will enjoy a little bit of everything from a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace along with a beer and wine garden, which will include premier wineries from around the world in addition to San Diego’s top breweries. Families can enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, games, musical entertainment, even a car to paint!

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival Information

Where: Girard Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street, La Jolla (map)
Dates: October 13-14
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free

Event Parking and Shuttle Information

Valet parking will be located at the entrance on Kline Street at Girard Avenue for $10. There will also be free shuttles with stops at Muirlands Middle School as well as in front of the Holiday Inn Express on La Jolla Boulevard.

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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