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On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Greenspace Creekside Art Festival in Cambria will offer an outdoor art experience for a cause.

PARA LOS NINOS : - ART BY VALLEGI, COURTESY OF WAYNE ATTOE
  • ART BY VALLEGI, COURTESY OF WAYNE ATTOE
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The festival is a new twist on Greenspace’s 23-year tradition of summer art auctions. Greenspace is another name for the Cambria Land Trust, an institution dedicated to protecting the North Coast’s ecological systems, cultural resources, and marine habitats. Traditionally, the organization has held a live and silent auction every summer. This year, however, the annual live auction, held in July, was turned into a fine dining event. The silent auction has been transformed into a summer art festival.

“Evolving with the times,” Greenspace President Wayne Attoe explained in press materials, “is a feature of the Art Auction tradition we are proud of.”

Ten artists, working in a variety of media, will be featured. Dennis Curry, Lucia Capacchione, Carol Jean Attoe, Lana Cochrun, Art Van Rhyn, Chris Kratt, Shannon McNamara, Jan Walker, Clarence Weiss, and Brett White will demonstrate and sell their work, which includes plein air painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing, and prints.

In addition to its featured artists, the festival will have a sale of 90 works of art donated to Greenspace. Two special collections will also be offered: a collection of posters from the “Cross Pollination Series” shown at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles in 1986, and a portfolio of the late Warren Talcott’s drawings and prints.

The event will also offer tours of the newly restored Cambria Chinese Temple. Snacks, lemonade, beer, and wine will be available as well. It’s all happening on Saturday, Aug. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, 2264 Center St. in Cambria’s East Village. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 927-2866, visit greenspacecambria.org, or e-mail rick@greenspacecambria.org.

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