Art Festivals


San Francisco Bay Area - Northern & Southern California Art Festivals

While visiting our "Art Festivals Source" take a few minutes to tour our web site and view the many fine art works of our member artists and local art galleries.

Here you will find a listing of Art Festivals, the months referenced are normally when the festivals are held.  We suggest you visit the Festivals web site to obtain the current dates. If you would like to add an event to this listing, please access the "Email Mail Box" and send us the detailed information and we will add it.


Southwest Arts Festival - Empire Polo Grounds - Indio, CA -


Scottsdale Art and Chocolate Festival - Scottsdale Arizona


Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival - Carefree, Arizona

Scottsdale Arts Festival -  

La Quinta Arts Festival - La Quinta Arts Foundation presents the La Quinta Arts Festival

Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival - FairHope Alabama

Tempe Festival of the Arts - Tempe, Arizona

Bayou City Art Festival - Houston Texas -


Austin Fine Arts Festival - Austin Texas

Main St. Ft. Worth Art Festival -

Lompoc Valley. The Spring Arts Festival -


Arts Benecia - Benicia Artists - Open Studios -

Spring Open Studio Hunters Point Shipyard - San Francisco -

Annual Sausalito Spring Faire - Fine Arts & Crafts over 100 artists

The Marin Open Studio - First two weekends in May

Silicon Valley Open Studios -

Annual Clayton Art & Wine Festival - Main Street in oldtown Clayton

Annual Berryessa Art and Wine Festival - Penitencia Creek Park San Jose

ICB Building Winter Artists Open Studios - Normally the 1st two weekends in May Sausalito Artists - Sausalito Artist Studios

Los Altos Rotary Art Show -  Lincoln Park, Downtown Los Altos

Campbell's Boogie on the Bayou Festival - Harrison Street in Historic Downtown Campbell

Hermosa Beach Festival - Hermosa Beach, California.

Bay Street Emeryville Arts and Music Festival - Bay Street Emeryville Arts & Music Festival

Boulder Creek Art Wine & Music -  

San Ramon Art & Wind Festival - San Ramon’s Central Park

Point Reyes Artists Open Studios - Point Reyes Open Studios Org


Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, Art & Wine Festival - Annual Art & Wine Festival

San Francisco - Union Street Art Fair - Union Street between Steiner and Gough

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival -

Yorba Linda Art Alliance Art Festival - Hurless Barton Park & the Thomas Lasorda Fieldhouse

Foster City Arts and Wine Festival - Leo Ryan Park, Foster City

Art at the Source Open Studios - Sponsored by Sebastopol Center For the Arts

La Jolla Festival of the Arts - La Jolla Country Day - School at 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA

Haight Ashbury Street Fair - Haight Street from Masonic to Stanyan Streets in San Francisco, CA

Berkeley's annual Live Oak Park Fair * - 1301 Shattuck at Berryman, Berkeley.

The Annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music -

Burlingame Art In The Park -

Danville Fine Arts Faire - Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

Marin Art Festival - Marin Center .

Cupertino Art, Wine and Cultural Festival


Marin/Scapes - Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur.

Filmore Street Fair - Largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast,

Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts - Park area in front of South Lake Middle School 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd. ,South Lake Tahoe, California

Sawdust Art Festival - Summer Show of Fine Art and Crafts

Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival -

Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival - A Sale and Exhibition featuring 170 ACGA Artists

Connoisseurs' Marketplace - Downtown Menlo Park, California

Bellevue Festival of the Arts - Bellevue, Washington

Gilroy Garlic Festival - This Year's Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park

Fremont Festival of The Arts - On Paseo Padre

Sonoma's Annual Salute to the Arts - Sonoma Salute to the Arts, Northern California's


Park City Arts Festival - Park City Utah

Alameda Park Street Art and Wine Festival -

Burlingame Art & Jazz Festival -

Bodega Bay Seafood Art & Wine Festival - local seafood, wine, beer, art and crafts festival

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts - University Ave Palo Alto, Ca

Los Gatos Fiesta De Artes - The Fiesta is a venue for artisans from he Bay Area.

Tiburon Art Festival - August 28-29 - Tiburon's downtown Historic Ark Row


Sausalito Art Festival -- Normally held on the Labor Day Weekend

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - Millbrae, CA

Kings Mountain Art Fair - Woodside California -

Annual Art in the Redwoods Festival - The Art in the Redwoods

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival - Mountain View, CA

Annual Newark Days -

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival - Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival magical redwoods at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais, in historic Old Mill Park

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival - Lafeyette, Ca -

Palo Alto Festival Of The Arts - Sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival -

Capitola Art & Wine Festival -

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival -

Nineteenth annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest -


Lodi Street Fair

ArtSpan San Francisco Open Studios and Art -

Annual Sacramento Arts Festival - Sacramento Convention Center

Annual Art in the Park - Boulder City, Nevada

Pleasant Hill Art & Wine Craft Show - Downtown Pleasant Hill  Fine Art, juried Crafts. 

Campbell's - Annual Oktoberfest - Harrison Street in Historic Downtown Campbell, CA


Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival - Main St. between Miramontes and Monte Vista Streets in Half Moon Bay.

Danville Fall Crafts Festival - Hartz Avenue


San Francisco Clay & Glass Festival - Annual sale and exhibit featuring ACGA artists Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center Buchanan at Marina Blvd., San Francisco

Celebration of Craftswomen - Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, California

Annual San Diego Arts Festival - San Diego Convention Center Entrance

Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival - Carefree, Arizona


ICB Building Winter Artists Open Studios - Normally the 1st weekend in December Sausalito Artists - Sausalito Artist Studios

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts - Tempe, Arizona

The Plein Air Scene

Your Source On California Plein Air Painting

Major California Paint Out / Show Events


Desert Plein Air: A Celebration of Plein Air Painting -
Sponsored by the La Quinta Arts Foundation.   Week-long paintout. Quick draw. Two-day public exhibition. Contact: Kathleen Hughes.  (760) 564-1244 or


Sea to  Shining Sea — Sponsored by the Haggin Museum of Stockton - Includes paintings from top California plein air painters. (209) 940-6300. 

Gold Country Plein Air (Formerly Plein Air Painters in the Foothills - Sponsored by the Vault Gallery in Sonora.  Twenty-five artists paintout and artists reception and sale. Paintings will hangs in the gallery for two weeks after the show.   Call: (209) 533-1384 or

Carmel Art Festival.  Sponsored by the Carmel Gallery Association - Week-long paintout, exhibit and silent auction. $20,000 in cash prizes.  Invitational. Gallery events including demonstrations, special exhibits and reception.  Contact:  Marie Wainscoat at (831) 883-1238.

MALT Show: Ranches and Rolling Hills - Sponsored by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.  Two-day exhibit and sale in Nicasio.   Preview Sale and Artists Reception. Contact: Elizabeth Ptak. (415) 663-1158.

Sonoma Plein Air.   Week-long paintout.  Two-day show and sale in Sonoma Plaza. Plein Air Silent Auction and Dinner.   Quick Draw competition.  Artists’ Choice Award.  Contact:  Keith Wicks (707) 933-9756 or


PAPA: Ninteenth Annual Show and Sale -
(formerly on Catalina).  Gala dinner and reception. Caesar’s Tahoe. Show and sale.  E-mail:  or

Point Reyes Plein Air. 


MarinScapes - The annual landscape shows at the historic Escalle Winery.   Top Northern California painters.  Opening night Gala at Escalle. Artists Reception at Bank of Marin, Corte Madera, Call: (415) 457-6964.

Laguna Plein Air Invitational Painting Competition. Organized by the Laguna Plein Air Painters and the Laguna Art Museum.  Gala Dinner and Sale. Quick draw. Cash prizes. Public sale.  Contact: Stuart Byer at (949) 494-8971 or 


Valona Paintout   Twenty-five artists painting out around Crockett. Cash prizes. Show. Reception.  Awards with cash prizes. Call:  (510) 787-2925.

Scene on the Strait Sponsored by Carquinez Regional Education Environmental Center.  Weekend paintout at Martinez Regional Shoreline.  Show and sale.  Contact:  Jennifer Kaiser (707) 747-0701. 


Sites of Santa Ana Plein Air Painting Event - Sponsored by the Plein Air Council of the Bowers Museum of Cultural History with participation by the California Art Club.  Week-long paintout.   Pre-Party Artists Reception and Sale. Public show and sale Sept. 28.  Cash prizes.   Contact:  Ann Avery (714) 571-4272 or (714) 571-4229.

Third Annual San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival Sponsored by the SLO Art Center.  Cash Awards.  Week-long paintout.  Opening Reception and Sale.  Public show and sale. Quick Draw and live auction.  Contact:  (805) 543-8562.

Los Gatos Art Fest Sponsored by the Los Gatos Art Association and Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club. An inagural, juried, plein air event in the town of Los Gatos.  All day paintout. Cash prizes.  Awards ceremony, Silent Auction, and Live Auction.   E-mail: or 

Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire -

Alameda - indoor and outdoor show featuring items that are twenty years or older and not reproductions. Held on the first Sunday of every month.





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