A Picturesque Weekend: La Jolla Festival of the Arts Returns June 21-22 with Fine Art, Food and Entertainment

SAN DIEGO — February 20, 2014 — The 28th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts™ (LJFA) returns June 21-22, bringing guests the finest in art, cuisine, live entertainment, fine wine and craft beer.

For the past 27 years each June, this fine arts festival has brought the West’s most established and emerging artists to coastal San Diego, with proceeds benefiting San Diegans with disabilities.

LJFA will feature nearly 200 prestigious local and national artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media. Guests will enjoy delectable cuisine and live music in a scenic environment while they stroll with a glass of wine or craft beer and interact with renowned artists.

As La Jolla’s first fine arts festival, LJFA has established a legacy of supporting local charities and organizations. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will be given to over 30 San Diego programs that empower locals and wounded warriors to live beyond their disabilities. Beneficiaries include: Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans of America, Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association, City of San Diego Camp at the Bay, Kids on the Block of San Diego, La Jolla YMCA Inclusion Program, Paws’itive Teams Service Dogs and Sharp Rehabilitation Services, to name a few.

The Festival will take place atop the lush UC San Diego Warren Field. The intimate setting enables guests to engage with artists who will enthusiastically explain their unique inspirations and techniques.

“This is not a street fair, but an elegant, high quality art and entertainment event surrounded by the aroma of delicious food, fine wine and craft beer – all for a great cause!” said Ted Peña, festival director.

LJFA runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Early bird ticket prices range from $9 to $13 online; tickets at the door are $14 for a single-day pass and $16 for a weekend pass. Active duty military and children ages 16 years and under are free. Abundant complimentary auto and bicycle parking with shuttle service is available.

About La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA)
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts started as a small fundraiser for the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club in 1987 and has since evolved into one of California’s top fine arts festivals. The Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation and Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, has raised over $1.7 million the last 27 years to support adaptive sports, recreation and educational programs for San Diegans with disabilities. LJFA is funded in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ljfa.org.

Contact: Jean Walcher/ Ashley Shafer, J. Walcher Communications
619-295-7140, jean@jwalcher.com/ ashley@jwalcher.com

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