Arts

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The Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll, celebrating its 36th year, welcomes visitors to browse among the handcrafted works of more than 90 artists whose displays include fine jewelry, photography from many different perspectives, decorative and functional ceramics, abstract and representational paintings, gorgeous turned woodwork and much more.

Unlike an online shopping experience, patrons have the opportunity to engage the artisans, create a unique experience for themselves and find a wonderful art treasure with a story to bring home or to give as a gift. This event is the perfect opportunity to be inspired by the artists’ creativity and passion and to support these individual artisans by engaging, connecting with and purchasing their handcrafted artwork and supporting many California artists.

This annual free, family event, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, takes place along  Santa Cruz Avenue off El Camino Real Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Capidro: A Garden of Concrete Ideas is explored on April 17

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Take a virtual tour of the fantastical garden which once called Menlo Park home on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library Once upon a time (1932) in Menlo Park, a man named John Guidici responded to personal tragedy by transforming his garden with cement, shells, sand — and […]

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Young Artivists: the Social Justice Sewing Academy visits on April 18

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Art meets social movement with the young quilters of the Social Justice Sewing Academy on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Main Library. Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will be joined by docents from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, which will be hosting Generation […]

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Walk for Our Lives march scheduled for March 24 in Menlo Park

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Students, their families, and supportive community members don’t need to journey to Washington, DC, on March 24 to March for Our Lives or even to other cities in the Bay Area thanks to Dr. Katharina Powers, owner of Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park, who is organizing a walk on that day from noon to […]

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Revelations: Art of the African American South presentation on March 12

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a community speaker from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to give an entertaining, educational, multi-media presentation exploring an important new acquisition of contemporary art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. It takes place on March 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Historically marginalized, patronized, or promoted with […]

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Anna Eshoo announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

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Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) recently announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists throughout California’s 18th Congressional District. “Creativity and freedom of expression are bedrock American values,” Eshoo said. “For over 30 years the Congressional Art Competition has recognized and encouraged the artistic talent of high school students […]

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Kids grades 3-6 can learn about cartooning on Feb. 15

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The Charles M. Schulz Museum is leading a cartoon art exploration just for students in grades 3-6. Students will create a comic strip and a hand-drawn animated sequence for the zoetrope, and experiment with basic stop-motion computer animation. Free online registration is required. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is located in Santa […]

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Art collector and philanthropist Harry “Hunk” Anderson dies at age 95

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Philanthropist and art collector Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson died on Feb. 7 at his Atherton home surrounded by his family. He was 95. Anderson was the founder of food services company, Saga Corporation,  and with his wife, Mary Margaret “Moo,” and daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter,” a devoted art collector. In 2011, Stanford University announced that […]

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Katharina Powers brings contemporary, meaningful art to downtown Menlo Park

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Intellectual property attorney on Sand Hill Road. Then owner of a coffee company in Germany called, of all things, San Francisco Coffee Company. Returning to  Menlo Park five years ago, Dr. Katharina Powers is now the owner of Art Ventures Gallery, which opened on Santa Cruz Avenue last fall. Growing up in Germany, Katharina recalls […]

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Joseph Fuchs brings his art to Café Zoë for the 5th year in a row

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Retired English teacher Joseph Fuchs is no longer trying to bring out the best in Menlo-Atherton High School students. Rather, he’s bringing the best out in himself as he continues with his artistic endeavors. As he has for the past five years, he is showing some of his newest paintings at Café Zoë for six […]

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Pumpkin Time

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It’s that time of the year when pumpkins start to show up everywhere. We’re still a ways away from Halloween but the orange cousin in the squash family provides an annual reminder of the trick or treats coming soon! This weekend the Palo Alto Arts Center held its annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch festival. This […]

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