MEDIA RELEASE – APRIL 18, 2019
Inaugural California Welcome Center Art Festival - Yucca Valley
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 & Sunday, May 5th, 2019
YUCCA VALLEY, CA – The first ever California Welcome Center (CWC) Art Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, at the California Welcome Center, 56711 Twentynine Palms Hwy., in Yucca Valley. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for sale on site.
The outdoor festival will be staged in the large parking lot behind the welcome center and will feature more than two dozen artist booths, offering California-themed paintings, photography, mixed media, ceramics, assemblage, fabric art, and jewelry, along with local food vendors, music and entertainment.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, winners will be announced from the CWC Art Contest, which was launched in January inviting California artists to enter artwork in a competition for the opportunity to be a featured consigner in the welcome center gift shop for one year. Sixty entries were submitted by 30 artists from the desert and other California regions for the inaugural contest. In late March, a panel of five professional artists met to judge the entries, resulting in six winning artists chosen to represent various categories. The winning artwork will be unveiled at the festival.
Souvenir catalogs featuring artwork submitted for the CWC Art Contest and the artists’ booths participating in the Art Festival will be available for no charge at the California Welcome Center in advance of the festival and during the weekend event.
For questions or more information, see the Art Festival page at www.californiawelcomecenter.com or call the center at 760-365-5464.
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Media Contact: Vickie Waite 760-217-8839
CWC Contact: Kathie Ammar 760-365-5464
Desert Spirit Press
P.O. Box 87, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277