...returns to Gualala Arts Center for the 55th annual event.

Dinner:     Thursday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Preview:    Friday, August 12, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Festival:    Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. &  Sunday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What began among the redwoods on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands. This popular weekend event features art from near and far along with free entertainment and artists booths. Admission to the festival is $6; youth 17 and under are free.

Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala. 707.884.1138,

Fine Art Exhibit
The heart of the festival is the Exhibit of Fine Art throughout the building, including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, WOODWORKING, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts - most of them for sale. Award-winning artwork is selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges. For those unable to attend the festival, these works will remain on display through Sunday, September 4.

Top Hat Dinner
The Top Hat opening dinner & wine celebration at the Gualala Arts Center starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening when the doors open. Diners will get a sneak peek preview of the Fine Art Exhibit and diners will have the first opportunity to purchase art before it is judged.

Only 100 tickets, which include a VIP Festival pass, are available for this evening of evenings. Reservations for dinner ($150, includes $100 donation) are recommended as it usually sells out. For tickets, call Gualala Arts Center at (707) 884-1138

Champagne Reception & Sneak Preview
The Champagne Preview is on Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (admission $10). Outdoor artist booths will be open for a sneak preview from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Fine Art exhibit sneak preview is from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.2015 Art in the Redwoods Festival

Gualala Arts Festival weekend

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Saturday, August 13, 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 14, 10am-4pm

Admission to the festival is $6; youth 17 and under are free.