Since 1981. The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is celebrating their annual event on University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. This festival highlights the work of more than 300 talented artisans, from paintings to photography, ceramics and jewelry to unique sculptures, and much more. Artists featured at this year’s event come from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a- kind art pieces and artisan crafts presented in an awe- inspiring display of creativity and talent. This multifaceted arts celebration also features artists-in-action, musical entertainment on two stages, and a Kids’ Art Studio. In addition, witness the amazing street artists use vivid chalk pastels to create impressive works of art on the pavement. Then stroll through the festival enjoying a tempting assortment of gourmet foods and beverages. The event is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. Public transit and free parking make visiting the free- admission festival easy and convenient. For more information contact the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, 650-324-3121 or www.mlaproductions.com.