The 27th Annual La Jolla Festival of The Arts, June 22 to 23

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ljfa1This June, as it has for 27 years, the La Jolla Festival of The Arts brings nearly 200 of the West’s most established and emerging artists to La Jolla, with 100% of net proceeds given to over 30 San Diego programs that empower locals and wounded warriors to live beyond their disabilities. To see a list of this year’s beneficiaries, go here.

A few top local artists who will be showcasing this year include:

Jeremy and Gabriela Firehammer: The husband and wife from Fallbrook cut and polish granite, onyx, marble and travertine by hand to be inlaid in stainless steel, creating geometric sculptures and wall hangings.

Robert Ferguson: This Escondido-based American impressionist paints lush landscapes in-person, focusing on Europe and the Western U.S.

Dave Ness: Once an electrical engineer, this San Diegan takes photographs of picturesque landscapes, wildlife and unique abstracts.

Amos Robinson: Hailing from San Diego, he transforms sheets of solid steel into fluid shapes to create sculptures and mobiles, often polished and powder-coated to optimize each piece’s reflective nature and to add vivid color.

In addition to these artists, Chris Hutcherson – aka “Hutch Bronzon,” the human statue – will be doing live performance art. On Saturday, Lady Mari and her clan will do a costume walkabout, where the group of elaborately dressed individuals in period costumes will roam the grounds and stop to pose for photos with Festival-goers.ljfa2

Guests can stroll with wine or craft beer at the Festival’s grounds, atop UC San Diego Warren Field. The fine art festival’s “Restaurant Row” will feature a number of beloved food trucks and eateries, including Stone World Bistro and its infamous onion rings.

LJFA runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online for $12 until June 21st; $14 tickets at the door. Active duty military and children ages 16 years and under are free. Abundant FREE PARKING is available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the LJFA website.

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