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Bike valet: GreenTown provides freeparking for bicycles (and strollers)


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Festival attendees can park their bikes and strollers for free, thanks to help from GreenTown volunteers.

For the fourth consecutive year, GreenTown Los Altos is providing complimentary bike valet parking at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

"Last year, we parked more than 800 bikes. This year, we are hoping to park more than 1,000," said Michael McTighe, GreenTown Los Altos leadership chairman. "Biking to the Arts & Wine Festival is a great way to get some exercise and help the environment."

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Local Rotary Club teams with Chef Chu’s; proceeds benefit community


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The Rotary Club of Los Altos and Chef Chu’s restaurant once again join forces at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos and Chef Chu’s have joined forces once again to serve the restaurant’s famous Chinese Chicken Salad at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

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Festival has grown substantially since inception

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The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival has grown considerably since its inception in 1979 – from 30,000 attendees to more than 150,000.

Over the 35 years of its existence, the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival has grown from a small summer festival to one of the largest on the Peninsula.

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Fabulous fabric: Local artist showcases vibrant creations


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When working on “Bloomin’ Beauties,” Sheila Collins said she wanted to create “big, playful blooms.”

Artist Sheila Collins is a Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival veteran. The Sunnyvale resident is scheduled to participate in the event this weekend for the fourth year, once again displaying her vibrant fabric art.

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Houserockers ready to rock the house Sunday


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The Houserockers, performing at a First Friday event in downtown Los Altos, are slated to play the festival for the fifth time.

The Houserockers play a lot of festivals each summer, but founder Paul Kent said few of them compare to this weekend’s Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

The annual event, which Kent described as "absolutely top-notch," is one of the band’s favorites - not only because of the wide array of entertainment, food and art, but also because of the crowd it attracts.

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Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts ample entertainment


Photos courtesy of Club 90 (above) and Rodeo House (below)
Club 90, above, is scheduled to perform 2-4 p.m. Sunday on the Walgreens Main Stage. Rodeo House, below, is slated to play on the same stage 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival features plenty of live music - from rock to soul and country - on two stages.

Here’s a rundown of who’s playing where and when this weekend.

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Domenico joins five returning wineries at this year’s festival


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Representatives from six wineries are slated to pour their wines at this year’s festival. Five of them are returnees; Domenico Winery is new.

Known for hosting boutique wineries, the annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival attracts wine aficionados from throughout the Bay Area.

As in past years, the festival features selections from six Bay Area wineries. Five of them are returnees - Fernwood Cellars, Naumann Vineyards, Page Mill Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards, and Martin Ranch Winery - along with newcomer Domenico Winery.

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