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California October Art Festivals  

DEL MAR: Art San Diego, Oct0ber 19-21, 2018,  San Diego's largest contemporary art show returns to the iconic Del Mar Fairgrounds to celebrate its 10th anniversary this fall. Art San Diego is a curated display of exceptional artwork from local, national, and international galleries, live entertainment, and events. The 2018 theme is ALLURE. New: The SOLO Project curated selection of independent leading-edge artists and the  HOPE Access to Art Program, giving back a percentage of art sales to participating San Diego charities. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Wyland Center, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Cost: Free Admission Oct.19, 1-5:30 p.m. and $10-25 weekend dates: Oct. 20, 12-8 p.m. | Oct. 21, 2018, 12-5 p.m., art-sandiego.com

SOUTH PASADENA: South Pasadena Arts Crawl October 20, 2018, 5-9 p.m.
Mission Street and adjacent blocks
southpasadena.net
This free, family friendly Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, welcomes the public to art exhibitions and activities, live music, open houses, food and drink specials, and sales throughout the business district. 

  • Live music by Mission Street Music Club and student performances
  • South Pas High School Art Club provides Halloween-themed puppet making family art activity
  • Frankenstein Meets Little Women - A Monster Mash at South Pasadena Library and reception featuring eleven artists
  • South Pasadena Preservation Foundation and The Dudes  Oktoberfest beer garden fundraiser in the park next to the South Pasadena Historical Museum.
  • Artisans' Alley gifts and unique art
  • Hotbox Vintage offers free pumpkin decorating, a Tattoo Tearoom by InkSpa, free drinks & live music. 

HERMOSA BEACH: Hermosa Beach Art Walk October 20-21, 2018
Featuring the work of nearly 100 top artists as well as music, food and arts & crafts for children. For more information, call  hermosafinearts.com

CHICO: Art Center 29th Annual Open Studios Art Tour  October 20-21 & 27-28, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Local artists open their studios to art tour ticket holders. Let our map be your guide as you delightfully discover studios throughout town. It's an exciting way to meet artists, purchase local art & learn more about the creative process. Art Tour Tickets:  $12, chicoartcenter.com. Patron's Exclusive Preview Reception & Art Tour Friday evening, October 5, 2018, 5-7 pm A $25 per person ticket to this event includes the art tour guide with map, complimentary raffle ticket for a unique gift basket, & entry to this exclusive exhibit preview & reception. Join the artists in this celebratory evening of art, music, food & beverages. Kick-Off Reception  Friday, October 19, 2018, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy the reception, buy a ticket for the tour, and plan your Tour itinerary at the gallery exhibition (October 528). No fee for reception or gallery exhibition This CAC fundraising event allows us to promote & provide artistic & cultural opportunities to enrich the quality of life for community members of all ages. Chico Art Center 450 Orange St # 6 Chico, CA 95928 530-895-8726 chicoartcenter.com Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon-4 pm and Sat-Sun, 10 am-4 pm

PASADENA: Contemporary Crafts Market October 26-28, 2018

October Arts and Crafts Shows take on a uniquely holiday flair as consumers begin narrowing down their Christmas gift lists hoping to find something special for a loved one or for themselves (self gifting.) Since Halloween happens in October and Thanksgiving in November, don't be surprised to see some beautifully warm autumn themes such as glass pumpkins!

PLEASANTON: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 26-28, 2018
Fri & Sun 10 a.m.-5pm
Sat 10 a.m.-6pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Admission: $9  harvestfestival.com
Shop thousands of handmade American arts & crafts throughout hundreds of booths over three fun-filled days. You will discover beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and much more. Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Arts Festival October 26-28, 2018
Sacramento Arts Festival features over 225 contemporary craftspeople and fine artists offer 15,000 original works. Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA, sacartsfest.com

LOS ANGELES: Three exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth October 27, 2018 The FREE public opening on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6-9 p.m. includes  music in the courtyard, as well as cash bars with food and drinks by  onsite restaurant, Manuela.
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
(213) 943-1620
hauserwirth.com
1. Calder: Nonspace October 27, 2018-January 6, 2019
Radically different facet of the artists work with a two-part exhibition of primarily monochromatic, abstract sculptures that simultaneously fill space and coexist with it.
2. Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto October 27, 2018-January 6, 2019
13-channel film installation by visual artist Julian Rosefeldt
3. Zoe Leonard. Analogue October 27, 2018-January 20, 2019
Devoted to New York-based artist Zoe Leonard

VISALIA: Form & Function The Woodworkers Exhibition with 2-D Artist Mikayla Gutierrez  October 3-26, 2018
Opening Reception at Arts Visalia October 5, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 12-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Opening Arts Visalia Visual Art Center
214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93292
Free Admission,  artsvisalia.org

Glass Pumpkin Patches are unique glass art events with some really special items for sale.

Dia de Los Muertos events and festivals are primarily art events.

VENTURA: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 5-7, 2018
Friday & Sun 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Ventura County Fairgrounds Seaside Park
10 W Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 90802
Admission: $9 Adults harvestfestival.com
Shop thousands of handmade American arts & crafts throughout hundreds of booths over three fun-filled days. You will discover beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and much more. Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.

LA JOLLA: Art & Wine Festival October 6-7, 2018
Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-6pm
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its annual festival in the heart of the village, on Girard Ave, between Prospect Street & Torrey Pines Road, free

SAN CARLOS: Art & Wine Faire October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fine Arts & Crafts,  food, beverages, bands and entertainment on Laurel Street & San Carlos Avenue. No pets.
Free admission, pacificfinearts.com

DEL MAR: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 12-14, 2018 10 a.m.
San Diego County Fairgrounds
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA
$9 admission, harvestfestival.com
Shop thousands of handmade American arts & crafts throughout hundreds of booths over three fun-filled days. You will discover beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and much more. Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.

SAN DIEGO: The Latin American Art Fair inaugural fine arts exhibition for Latin American artists in the U.S. and South America October 13-14, 2018
Bread & Salt, Barrio Logan
San Diego, CA
latinamericanartfairSD.com
Authentic Latin American artistry from over 50 local and international artists

NEWPORT BEACH: Art in the Park October 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Civic Center Green
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Free, newportbeachartinthepark.com facebook.com/newportbeachartinthepark
Fine Arts & Artisans Fair is Newport Beach Arts Foundation's annual event which includes Demos, Food, Kids Art Projects, Paintings, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Photography, Woodcraft, Mixed Media.

OJAI: Studio Arts Fall Tour October 13-15, 2018
Ojai Art Center
113 S. Montgomery St.
$, ojaistudioartists.org

HALF MOON BAY: Art & Pumpkin Festival October 13-14, 2018, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Fine Arts & Crafts Historic Main Street
pacificfinearts.com

Scarecrow Contests and Festivals in California take place in October.

Gourd Festivals include the October festival in San Martin, Calif.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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