Make a special trip to Montclair Village this weekend, for your art fix.
The 33rd Annual Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival is returning to all the sidewalks, streets, nooks and crannies. The festival runs through Sunday, between 10am-5pm daily.
Usually free summer festivals have a lot of junky stuff. Montclair’s festival is juried by Pacific Fine Arts, who hand-selects 90 artists and seems to have great taste. To whet your appetite, below are a few pieces by exhibitors.
The sculptor, James Moore, hails from San Rafael. He exhibited in Montclair last year, right in front of Le Bon Bon. Moore’s pieces are all about guys who are unbalanced – or are balancing things. Many of the sculptures are massive, and I want all of them.
Painter Kelvin Curry is from Oakland. I think this piece above is elegant, don’t you? You can see a video interview with Kelvin, who was inspired by his grandmother to become an artist. He also likes to work in series, trying certain things over and over.
Jeweler Sica Roman wants to “create wearable art that can be recognized as symbols of our interconnectedness.” This isn’t a piece you are likely to see everywhere, and I think it contains an evil eye and a serpent, hhmm.
I’m sure ALL these pieces are out of my price range, but I still like to gaze at the beautiful artwork anyway. It usually takes me a few hours to stroll the street museum. Like any museum, you may “hit the wall” because there’s too much to see.