Mountain View holds Art and Wine Festival

If a sun-splashed festival featuring art by 600 of
America’s top artists, stellar live music on stage and street
throughout downtown, fabulous food and drink, the new Comcast Pigskin
Party Lounge with giant screen TV, home and garden exhibits, health
and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, a
special remembrance ceremony to honor the heroes from 9/11, and tons
of fun for kids sounds good to you, head to downtown Mountain
for the 39th Annual Art & Wine Festival, Sept. 11-12.

One of America’s top art shows, the festival has a well-deserved
reputation as a world-class event. Stroll downtown’s cool Castro
Street and experience a vibrant, multicultural scene, an authentic
feast for the senses.

One of California’s largest two-day festivals, throngs of art lovers are expected to pour into Silicon Valley’s
epicenter for this “Cultural Community Celebration” presented by
the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
both days. Admission is free.

This year, the festival will feature a lineup of artists
and craftmakers with fresh, new work and a variety of affordable prices. Festivalgoers will find 600
booths featuring original work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber,
leather, wood, jewelry, and fine art.

Beautiful vases, clocks, dishes,
wall and table decorations, paperweights, stained and beveled glass,
etchings, sculptures, photography, oil and watercolor paintings,
beadwork, gold and silver jewelry, vests, handbags, hats, wallets,
footwear, and waterfalls will be among the thousands of one-of-a-kind
items available.

Thirteen big-name bands will  play a
wide-ranging musical mix. The
lineup includes The Groove Kings, Department of Rock, Bump City,
Mustache Harbor, Off The Record, Zoo Station, Emerson, Kaweh, Shabang,
Bob Culbertson, Aryeh Frankfurter, HeartStrings Music and Ancient

In Kids’ Park, YOU become the rock star
playing DJ Hero and Guitar Hero 5, interactive
gaming experiences, on theMicrosoft School of Rock Stage before adoring fans and paparazzi while competing to win an Xbox

Action-packed Kids’ Park will also feature a NASA exhibit,
hands-on art booths, a 24-foot climbing wall, cool body art, the
Froghopper, Berry-Go-Round and Helicopter amusement rides, inflatable
bounces,  monster slides, whimsical sand sculptures, and
thrilling virtual reality motion theater.

The festival will be held on September
11-12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street between El Camino Real
and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View, California. Admission is free.
For festival information, call 650-968-8378 or visit

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