Bringing together 200 artists, entertainment, wine, beer, food and live performance art, the festival, produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Among the area artists featured will be:
• Husband-and-wife team Jeremy and Gabriela Firehammer, who cut and polish each stone by hand before inlaying them in stainless steel, creating geometric sculptures and wall hangings
• Escondido-based impressionist Robert Ferguson, whose landscapes are drawn exclusively from plein-air studies in Europe and the Western U.S.
• Electrical engineer-turned-photographer Dave Ness, who takes photographs of landscapes, wildlife and unique abstracts
• Local sculptor Amos Robinson, who transforms sheets of solid steel into fluid shapes to create graceful sculptures and mobiles
Tickets can be purchased online for $12 until June 21 or for $14 at the door. Active-duty military and children ages 16 and under admitted free. Abundant free parking is available. For more information, visit www.ljfa.org.
— Kendra Hartmann