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Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival begins Saturday at PA Arts Center

The Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road.

The event annually attracts thousands of people. There will be 175 artists displaying a range of traditional and contemporary handcrafted clay and glass art. The festival also features live demonstrations and hands-on art activities designed for the whole family. Highlights include:

• A wide range of value-priced pieces – both functional and decorative – will be on display, from massive stoneware urns to fused-glass pendants.

• An exhibit featuring traditional and contemporary objects that reflect global and colloquial trends in artistic expression.

• "Clay For All" workshops where attendees can create their own ceramic pieces.

• Demonstrations of "Ikebana" Japanese floral arrangement and pottery wheelthrowing.

• Artists using eco-friendly materials and sustainable practices.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 329-2366 or visit www.acga.net.

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