Discover an abundance of handcrafted artisan treasures at the Montclair Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest!

In its 22nd year, the Montclair Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest returns to Oakland Sat. Sept. 24 from 10am to 6pm and montclair-villageimg_8332-1Sun., Sept. 25 from 10am to 5pm. Presented by the Montclair Village Association, more than 70 artisans “pop-up” on Mountain Boulevard along the sidewalks of Montclair Village this weekend displaying their handcrafted works, including garments, sculptures, photography, watercolor and oil paintings, jewelry, ceramics and more.

“We love bringing this event to Montclair,” says Dana Hale-Mounier, director of Pacific Fine Arts Festivals. “The Village is charming and the merchants and visitors are wonderful to work with. This type of event is a great change of pace compared to many street festivals. Our artists line the sidewalks at the curbs, keeping the streets open. There are just artists and crafters in the event, so as an event-goer it is easy to focus on the work and the artist. Come and spend an enjoyable few hours in a favorite town browsing handcrafted treasures and getting to know their creators!”montclair-villageimg_8346-1

img_3431Enjoy the fall weather, have some lunch in Montclair and get some early holiday shopping done while you learn about the artists’ process and passion and find that perfect art piece as a gift for a friend, yourself, home or office.  It’s a free art-filled weekend in Montclair district of Oakland, supporting makers of handcrafted goods!