The La Jolla Festival of the Arts, produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation, celebrated its 23rd anniversary in June with excellent results. More than 8,500 people attended the two-day event, despite unfavorable weather and heavy local competition. As a result, over $200,000 was raised to support programs for the disabled community of San Diego.
“We were thrilled that the Festival continued its run as one of the longest running and premiere art Festivals on the west coast,” said Ronn Rohe, 2009 Festival Chair. “Through careful artist selection, a growing chalk art section, a solid entertainment line-up, and an expanding food court, our visitors were able to enjoy an event that is really second to none here in San Diego,” Rohe concluded.
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is now entering its third decade, having started as a small fundraiser for the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club. The once small Festival has now blossomed into a much-anticipated regional event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for disabled persons throughout San Diego. The Festival has raised well over $1 million dollars since its inception in 1987.
Spanning a dozen art disciplines, nearly 200 of the finest artists from around the nation, with a special inclusion this year from Mexico’s top emerging artists, showcased their work at this year’s Festival. Event attendees also enjoyed a variety of cuisines in the Festival food area, experienced incredible chalk paintings and listened to live entertainment.
The 2009 Festival was sponsored in part by Time Warner Cable, Grand Pacific Resort, Mind & Body Partnerships, eLiveLife.com, San Diego Business Journal, Ability Center, Club Cohiba, San Diego Home/Garden Magazine, San Diego Firefighters, San Diego County Credit Union, La Jolla Light, Sequoia Solar, Coldwell Banker, Ford, UCSD Shiley Eye Center, La Jolla Village News, Westfield UTC and TLC Laser Eye Center.
For more information about how to be a part of the 2010 La Jolla Festival of The Arts as a sponsor, artist, food vendor or entertainer, you can visit www.lajollaartfestival.org or call (858) 586-1202.
SOURCE La Jolla Festival of the Arts