The 4th Annual Alley Art Festival returns to downtown Vista this Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Each year the festival strives to leave art behind. There have been murals and sculptures left behind to enhance downtown Vista. This year the art of the 2017 Alley Art Festival is a new sculpture that will be installed on the corner of East Broadway and Indiana.
The new sculpture is the Alley Art Time Machine by Randall Art Ranch. Come sit in the time machine, set the dials and travel wherever your mind will take you. Have your picture taken and send it to your friends around the world.
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The event begins at 10 am, however, the official kick off for the day will be the Puppet Parade hosted by Tania Yagar of TwistedHeart Puppet Works. The parade, and the festival itself, will be honoring the festivals’ founder, Maureen Barrack, who passed away in July. There will be a dedication to her at the Alley Art Time Machine following the parade. The Parade lines-up at 10:40 sharp in the alley behind the Avo Theater and The Belching Beaver and starts at 11 am. A short route will give those participating a chance to show off an array of costumes. The theme this year is Time Travel. Banners, puppets and festival style signs about the theme are encouraged. Those individuals or groups interested in participating should E-mail to Twistedheartpuppetworks@gmail.com to inquire.
The annual Alley Art Festival is featuring an Artist Market where over 50 local artisans will be showing their handcrafted items and selling their work,
a Sharpie Car where anyone can help turn the car into a work of art, a Before I Die Wall returns for its 4th year to the festival where you can write down your number one dream, the Trash Art Show where you can create artistic designs using found materials, a Big A$$ Art show featuring huge art pieces and a Little A$$ Art show featuring small art pieces, and a Button making booth to create your own artistic button. There will be a variety of food trucks, all our local restaurants and craft beer destinations will be open for business. Call your friends and family and meet up at one of Vistas’ annual fun days. VISTA THE HEART OF NORTH COUNTY
The Vista Art Foundation is a non-profit organization of Artists whose membership is open to all the artists in Southern California. We are committed to supporting and promoting the education and cultural appreciation of fine art and creative expression in the community. We support this by membership meetings which are open to the public, demonstrations, student scholarships, outdoor displays, exhibitions, commercial displays and we are extending efforts to procure a permanent gallery.
We have art hanging in our Vista Library, Vista Chamber of Commerce, City of Vista Civic Gallery as well as other businesses in Vista. You can find us on Meet-Up where we also post events.
You can support our cause through becoming a member. We have regular memberships, family memberships and student memberships. http://www.vistaart.org/