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Thousands attend 30th annual festival along University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto

Thousands of people strolled down University Avenue last weekend during the 30th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. The festival ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 27 and 28).

University was closed from High Street to Middlefield Road during the festival, which featured live music, street-painting exhibitions, a sculpture garden, art classes, food vendors and approximately 300 artists displaying and selling their work.

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Photo gallery: Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Thousands attend 30th annual festival along University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto

Uploaded: Mon, Aug 29, 2011, 8:53 am

Thousands of people strolled down University Avenue last weekend during the 30th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. The festival ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 27 and 28).

University was closed from High Street to Middlefield Road during the festival, which featured live music, street-painting exhibitions, a sculpture garden, art classes, food vendors and approximately 300 artists displaying and selling their work.

Were you at the festival? Submit your photos.

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John
Barron Park
on Aug 29, 2011 at 11:38 am
John, Barron Park
on Aug 29, 2011 at 11:38 am
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Great photos. Thank you very much!


Rex
Menlo Park
on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm
Rex, Menlo Park
on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm
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Worst PAFA in years. Mostly wall art. Very few of the fine artists we've seen in past years. *VERY* expensive food. I'm afraid that the large volumes of tacky stuff will drive away the fine artists for good.


dennis
Downtown North
on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm
dennis, Downtown North
on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm
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I've always thought a large measure of the enjoyment of art is derived from the process of separating "tacky" and kitsch efforts from "fine" art, wheat from chaff. Hence the goal of art festivals is to provide an exhibition of all levels of artistic creative endeavors. Sometimes, so-called fine art makes an appearance, making all the times it was absent worthwhile.

For more pics, check out: Web Link


dennis
Downtown North
on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm
dennis, Downtown North
on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm
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And in case you missed the dance action at the Palo Alto Arts Fest:

Web Link


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