Bird Rock artists unite for Maker’s Fest
by Mariko Lamb
Published - 03/15/13 - 10:28 AM | 3414 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A group of creatively inspired, community-minded local artists will converge at Bird Rock Arts Gallery on March 23 to display their work, give live art and design demonstrations and receive orders for custom commissioned works at Maker’s Fest, a one-day festival celebrating the innovative minds of local creators and their craft.

The festival will be brought to life thanks to the collaboration of Bird Rock Arts Gallery owner Maria Parenteau and local artist, gallery advisor and festival director Fernando Pinon.

“It’s a great chance to bring artists from across the spectrum into one place to showcase their work and educate the art-loving community of Bird Rock,” said Pinon. “Plus, it’s the only place in La Jolla where you have such direct and immediate access to a wide range of artists that can produce custom works of art and home décor from sandals to salt shakers.”

The family friendly art festival will feature live music by local musician SeaSalt Blondie, a kids community mural painting activity, craft beer and wine by Helms Brewing Company and C.S. Cellars, and live artist demonstrations by local studios including ARHALU, Artist’s Roots, My Art Shed, Maker Place, Sherilyn Clayes, Maria Parenteau and Wall Flavor Murals.

Raffle tickets sold at the event will help fund the revitalization efforts of the SDPD substation in Pacific Beach. The grand prize raffle winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to ARHALU for its custom designed, tailor-measured leather sandals and slipcases.

The free festival is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bird Rock Arts Gallery, located at 5785 La Jolla Blvd., Ste. B. For more information, visit or call (210) 279-0428.

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