Rotary Club of Los Altos gears up for Fine Art in the Park next month | Community

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The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ 47th Annual Fine Art in the Park Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. August 13-14 at Lincoln Park along University Avenue.

The exhibition will feature the artworks and works of 150 artist-jurors, who will display their work – painting, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics and glass, textiles and more. The artists are on hand to meet the participants, including their regular customers.

Several bands will perform on two stages – the main stage and the stage near the Fine Wine and Craft Beer Garden.

According to Sandy Mingia, co-director of Fine Art in the Park with Kartik Trivedi, 2022 is “a year of recovery, change and a renewed search for those things that bring joy. What a wonderful time to gift ourselves and others with a work of art and support the artists who make our lives more beautiful.

Proceeds from Fine Art in the Park enable the Rotary Club of Los Altos to distribute more than $100,000 in grants the following year, benefiting charitable projects and club organizations locally and around the world. Local recipients include high school seniors receiving scholarships, Foothill College Veterans Resource Center, Mentor Tutor Connection, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Hope’s Corner, Bay Area Cancer Connections and Kara Grief Support.

Since 1988, Rotary International, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others, has been committed to eradicating poliomyelitis worldwide. In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of poliomyelitis; in 2021, there were two cases, Mingia said, adding that the Rotary Club of Los Altos has contributed and will continue to contribute to the cause.

Proceeds from Fine Art in the Park also fund more than 25 sustainable projects around the world – solar-powered stoves and lights in Nepal, telehealth consultations in Uganda and Kenya, and sustainable farming practices in Peru and Indonesia. .

Mingia praised fellow Rotarians and other community volunteers for organizing a community event and art exhibit on the size and intricacy of fine art in the park, noting that their combined efforts ensure a successful fundraising year. after year.

“We are proud of the spirit of collaboration between artists, volunteers and residents of our city, a spirit that allows us to do so much for so many people, in keeping with the motto of Rotary, ‘Service Above All,'” she declared.

Mingia encouraged local residents to attend the show and “take home a beautiful, creative piece,” knowing that 100% of the show’s proceeds go towards improving the lives of local residents as well as millions of people around the world.

“We appreciate your presence and your purchases,” she said. “We are so grateful to be able to all be together again, under the redwoods, with beautiful art.”

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