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Festival art, food & fun come to Castro Street this weekend


Photos Courtesy of Miramar Events
A crowd of Mountain View Art & Wine Festival revelers celebrates at a previous year’s event, above. An artist paints at the Mountain View festival, left.

The 48th annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is set to take over Castro Street in downtown Mountain View this weekend, providing an array of art, food, beverages and entertainment.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Approximately 500 artists and craftmakers are expected to showcase their wares, with items ranging from paintings to sculptures, ceramics, photography, jewelry, silk wall hangings and blown glass.

The slate of live entertainment will include the Into the Groove Dance Party concert featuring the party band What The Funk playing 4:45-7 p.m. Saturday.

The Pigskin Party Lounge will boast a giant TV screen, and the Community Stage will offer entertainment from young local performers. The festival also will feature home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, and a variety of children’s activities.

The festival was launched in 1971 as the first major fundraiser for the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Organizers said the festival provides a consistent stream of revenue that helps fund Chamber programs throughout the year, including Leadership Mountain View, Scholarship Mountain View and I Love Mountain View.

Event organizers request that visitors keep their pets at home.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 968-8378 or visit mountainview.miramarevents.com.

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