Kathy Maag Bentaieb
2019 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® Sept. 28-29 in Palo Alto
To Feature More Than 10,000 Unique Pumpkins
Event at Palo Alto Art Center is California’s Largest, Benefits the Arts
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 25, 2019 – California’s largest Great Glass Pumpkin Patch returns Sept. 28-29, 2019, to the Palo Alto Art Center, featuring more than 10,000 beautiful, unique pumpkins of all sizes.
The 24th annual festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is hosted by the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), the Palo Alto Art Center, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto, and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. Proceeds benefit the art organizations.
There will be glass-blowing demonstrations both days of the Festival, along with food and drink. Admission is free.
“The grounds at the Palo Alto Art Center turn into the most colorful glass pumpkin patch every year,” said Damon Gustafson, executive director of BAGI. “The artists really go all-out to create the most creative and unique pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. It’s a great shopping experience for all ages and is a wonderful way for people to support local artists.”
Shop the Patch early! Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Members at the Activist level and above are invited to join an exclusive Member Breakfast and Presale Opportunity from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
WHERE: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
DIRECTIONS: The Palo Alto Art Center is easily accessible by public transit. Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto Train Station. Walk to the Palo Alto Transit Center, directly adjacent to the Palo Alto Train Station. Take the 35 bus southbound. Exit the bus at the corner of Middlefield and Embarcadero. Walk one block on Embarcadero to the intersection of Embarcadero and Newell. Cross Newell and turn left. The Art Center will be on your immediate right.
PARKING: There is plenty of free street parking at the Palo Alto Art Center.
FOOD: A variety of fresh food and drinks from local vendors will be available.
INFO LINE: 650.329.2366.
ABOUT THE PALO ALTO ART CENTER: The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 140,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services.
ABOUT THE PALO ALTO ART CENTER FOUNDATION: The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation expands the reach and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center through fundraising and advocacy. Founded in 1973, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center though a public/private partnership that allows it to enhance its reach and impact in the community.
ABOUT THE BAY AREA GLASS INSTITUTE: The Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) provides accessible, hands-on glass experiences that educate and inspire current and future generations of patrons, students and artists. BAGI is the only public access glass-working facility in Santa Clara County that has fully functional glassblowing, fusing and torch working studios. As a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, BAGI is funded in part by the City of San Jose's Office of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council Silicon Valley.
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2019 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. California’s largest glass pumpkin patch boasts more than 10,000 unique glass pumpkins for purchase, along with glass-blowing demonstrations. Free admission. Hosted by the Palo Alto Art Center, Bay Area Glass Institute and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com
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