For Nordin, art is in the bag

Courtesy of Yoshiko Nordin
Artistic handbag designer Yoshiko Nordin is in the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival for the first time.

Yoshiko Nordin, participating in the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival for the first time, uses kimono fabrics to create artistic handbags and other items. The Mountain View resident designs and produces all the pieces she sells.


Kish is fired up to be in festival

Courtesy of Danielle Kish
Mountain View resident Danielle Kish makes jewelry from precious-metal clay, a soft clay that can be fired in a kiln to create solid metal. She launched her business, Sixteen50°, in 2011.

Danielle Kish is scheduled to participate in the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival this weekend for the first time and said she is "quite excited to be a part of it."


Familiar wineries return to festival

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Selections from six boutique wineries are offered at this year’s Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival once again hosts six area winemakers who will pour a variety of wines this weekend. All of them participated in last year’s festival as well.


Festival features plenty of toe-tapping tunes

Courtesy of Lyin’ I’s
Lyin’ I’s, an Eagles tribute band, is scheduled to open the slate of musical entertainment on the Main Stage Saturday afternoon. The band is performing at the festival for the first time.

When it comes to live music, the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival has got you covered.


GreenTown offers free bike parking

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GreenTown Los Altos volunteers park bikes and strollers for free at the festival. The valet parking area is in the South Plaza, just off Third Street.

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


Festival has grown substantially since inception

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The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which began in 1979, has grown from 150 exhibitors to nearly 400 this year.

Over the 36 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.


Tips for enjoying this year’s festival

Following are some quick tips to help make this weekend's 36th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival more enjoyable.


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