Fourth of July Festival Fun!

Get out your funky bunting and put on your dancing shoes! It’s celebration time again in El Cerrito, only a few days until the amazing free Fourth of July festival put on by worldOne — with incredible free music, great artisan booths, food, games, tons of fun for everyone!  Booths and rides are open from 10 to 6 pm, and the great music continues until 7 pm. The worldOne website has a full schedule of the music events.   And this is the City’s web page.

Corey Mason, director/founder, and Debra Sue Kelvin, co-producer, are the heart and backbone of this great event.  This is Corey at the Festival last year… Learn more about worldOne radio, and about the festival at worldOne’s website. Here’s a fun promo clip for the Festival. This year Corey and I worked to add two more 12-foot banners made from my mandala designs, to the six we had last year.

You can see more of my photos from the 2009 Festival at my smugmug site. The Festival starts the evening of July 3rd, with a DJ set of music from 5 to 7 pm.  The main event is Sunday, July 4th, from 10 am to 6 pm.  The Festival is at Cerrito Vista Park.  There’s lots of free street parking and it’s about a mile from the El Cerrito Plaza BART station.  The address is 950 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito.

Stop by the Garden Delights Arts & Crafts booth to say hello…  see you there!

California Native Plant Society – 2010 Native Plant Fair

Bay leaf mandala

Bay leaf mandala

The East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society presents the 2010 Native Plant Fair at the Native Here Nursery, 101 Golf Course Drive in Tilden Park, Berkeley.  Fair hours are 10 to 3 on Saturday, October 16 and noon to 3 on Sunday, October 17.

Come for  a wonderful selection of local native plants, seeds and bulbs, lectures, books, posters and gifts — as well as to see the local photographers and craftspeople with their native and nature-related arts and crafts.  Free admission!

Trillium chloropetalum  in redwood sorrel

Trillium chloropetalum in redwood sorrel

I will be there both days — please stop by my table to say hello.  I’ll bring a great selection of my original nature-based arts and crafts works, including many prints of native plants, butterflies and insects, my fabric art, tile boxes, and much more!  I also have a new series of mandalas and mandalas that I created from my photograph of the California native Bay Leaf.

Bay leaf mandala

Bay leaf mandala

This event is a major source of funding for the East Bay CNPS.   Over twenty people volunteer regularly at the Native Here Nursery, open year round to benefit the chapter through sales of local native plants.  Click here for more information about the Fair, including a catalog of plants that will be for sale.