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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

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When

August 27 & 28, 2022
10:00am to 6:00pm

Where

Palo Alto, CA
University Avenue between High and Webster Streets

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Event Overview

Well-known for showcasing high-quality art, Palo Alto’s Festival of the Arts returns August 27 & 28, 2022 to celebrate its 39th anniversary. Over 100,000 patrons who appreciate the festival’s excellence visit this open-air gallery each year. Art lovers stroll along tree-lined University Avenue, browsing fine arts and fine crafts booths, interacting with the artists and shopping the stunning selections from over 250 talented, creative minds.

Explore this beautiful venue and delight all senses with the festival’s diverse elements including sidewalk piano virtuosos, Italian Street Painting, hands-on kids’ art activities, delicious food selections and alcoholic beverage varieties. The community-friendly event is hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Palo alto and is a major fundraiser for the Chamber as well as several local non-profit organizations.

Day One Schedule

Waverley Stage presented by LensCrafters

Saturday, August 27
11:30 a.m.       Michael Gaither Duo
2:00 p.m.         Mike Annuzzi Trio
4:30 p.m.         Hootenanny
Webster Stage presented by California Coast Music Camp
Saturday, August 27
10:30 a.m.       Mike Simpson
12:00 p.m.       Janet Lenore & Jeff Davis
1:30 p.m.         Bay Station
3:00 p.m.         Ten Cent Teacakes
4:30 pm.          Sara Glaser & Friends
Street Corner Concerts
Bob Culbertson (Chapman Stick): University Avenue @ Bryant:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Stephen Dreyfuss (Saxophone): University Avenue @ Cowper: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Day Two Schedule

Waverley Stage presented by LensCrafters

Sunday, August 28
11:30 a.m.       Coffee Zombie Collective
2:00 p.m.         Tom Rigney Duo
4:30 p.m.         Cook & Fenny
Webster Stage presented by California Coast Music Camp
Sunday, August 28
10:30 a.m.       Safer
12:00 p.m.       Nancy Cassidy
1:30 p.m.         Sweetgrass
3:00 p.m.         UKE JAM
4:30 p.m.         Steve Kritzer
Street Corner Concerts
Bob Culbertson (Chapman Stick): University Avenue @ Bryant:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Stephen Dreyfuss (Saxophone): University Avenue @ Cowper: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dedicated to a Safe Event

We strongly recommend all attendees be fully vaccinated. If unable to be vaccinated, get a negative COVID test before attending.

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Parking Information

FREE parking is within a block or two of the festival site, but festival attendees are encouraged to use public transit or ride a bike. For transit information, call the TravInfo line in your area at 511 & ask for public transportation. Phone access limited to the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Check out 511.org for other transportation routes. The Caltrain station is only two blocks from the festival. Relax and take the train. For GPS users: type in 340 University Ave, Palo Alto, 94301. This will bring you to the center of the festival which takes place on University Avenue between High & Webster Streets. For up-to-date festival information, call: 650-324-3121.

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