How to Make the Most of the Sausalito Art Festival

Get ready for three full days of spectacular artwork, headline music acts, gourmet food, children's entertainment at The Sausalito Art Festival. The place to be over Labor Day Weekend. More than 260 award-winning artists from around the country will line the waterfront village of Sausalito with world class art, celebrated entertainment lineup, special exhibitions and a cornucopia of gourmet food, wine, beer and specialty beverages. 

Now in its 66th year, the Sausalito Art Festival is one of the countryโ€™s premiere art events that attracts patrons because of its world class art, celebrated entertainment lineup, special exhibitions and a cornucopia of gourmet food, wine, beer and specialty beverages. The festival runs Saturday, September 1st through Monday September 3rd  (Labor Day.) Headline entertainment is included in the price of general admission. Tickets are available through Eventbrite with a $5 discount throughout the summer, until August 15th.   VIP tickets with exclusive seating, a private bar and two complimentary drinks, and a separate entrance at the gate, can be purchased HERE.  Tickets are also sold on site at the Festival. To visit the Sausalito Art Festival website, www.sausalitoartfestival.org

NEW for kids this year features Brian Kaplan from Mobile Makers Club to do serval kids activities including:

Strawbees is an award-winning, light-weight, 3 dimensional construction system for all ages. It is a kit based on simple units called Strawbees, that lets you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical art forms.Augmented reality sandbox- Simply mold the sand by hand and the landscape comes to life! The sand is augmented in real-time with an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water.

Kaleidoscopes or Teleidoscope- Make and take an open end kaleidoscope known as a teleidoscope that will transform the world you see. 

Big Face box- Put on the big face box and see what happens to your head and face. You will want to capture this with a photo!

Helicopters/Zipline Racers- Each child will have the opportunity build a rubber-band powered zip line racer or helicopter test/race them on a long wire or in the air. 

Solar Spin Art- Use the sun to power a spin art machine that will create beautiful unique art designs.  

Solar Water Fountains- The sun can also be tapped to power pump motors to move water as children will get an opportunity to experiment with this solar technology.

Mechanical Robotic Arms- These ingenious mechanical linkages using large popsicle sticks can be used to pick up objects or demonstrate a rocket heading for the moon. This is a very popular activity among all ages! 

FESTIVAL HOURS

10am โ€“ 7pm   Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd  

10am to 5pm, Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) 

TICKET PRICES  โ€“ (valid for one single day of admission)

VIP Single Day Pass - $100
Early Bird General Admission - $25
Early Bird Senior Admission - $20
General Admission - $30
Seniors (62 & over) - $25
Children (6-12) - FREE
Children under 6 - FREE

ARTISTS

The 2018 Sausalito Art Festival will feature many new artists. 250 artists will be exhibiting their work in 2-D Mixed Media; 3-D Mixed Media; Ceramics; Digital Art; Drawing; Fiber Art; Functional Art; Glass; Jewelry; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture and Woodwork.

Music Entertainment Schedule

SATURDAY โ€“ SEPTEMBER 1st

Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm  - The Big Fit (funk/rock)

2:00-3:30pm - George Clinton and Parliament (Funkadelic)

4:30-6:00pm - The Soul Section (funk/soul)

Artist Stage

11:00-12:30pm:  Dave Blakey Trio (classical/jazz)

1:00-3:00pm:  Five Ten (jazz) 

3:30-5:30pm: Humdinger Band (jazz/blues) 

SUNDAY โ€“ SEPTEMBER 2nd

Main Stage

12:00-1:00pm - Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs! (americana)  

2:00-3:30pm - Son Volt (americana) 

4:30-6:00pm โ€“ Drive-By Truckers (americana)  

Artist Stage

11:00-12:30pm: Sheldon Bermont & The Soul Jazz (jazz)

1:00-3:00pm:  Tom Rigney and John R Burr (blues/folk)

3:30-5:30pm: Carbe and Durand (flamenco/jazz)

MONDAY โ€“ SEPTEMBER 3rd

Main Stage

12:00-1:00pm - Jesse Colin Young (pop/rock)  

2:00-3:00pm - Eric Burdon and the Animals (rock) 

4:00-5:00pm - Pride And Joy (R&B/soul) 

Artist Stage

11:00-12:30pm: Romanza (classical)  

1:00-2:30pm:  Nicholas, Glover and Friends (jazz/standards)   

3:00-5:00pm: The King Street Giants (dixieland jazz)  

FESTIVAL HISTORY

250 award-winning artists from around the country and some 25,000 patrons flock to the waterfront village of Sausalito, California, on Labor Day weekend each year for the annual Sausalito Art Festival. Participating artists are selected by a rigorous jury process and exhibit a range of work, including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, glass, fiber and fashion, wood, photography, mixed media and more.  

            The Festival is produced by the nonprofit Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, which supports year-round activities along with the annual Festival. Proceeds from the Festival support the local arts community as student scholarships, grants to non-profit arts organizations and community programs. Each year, over 1,500 community volunteers help keep the Festival running smoothly. www.sausalitoartfestival.org


When:             September 1-3, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend)

Where:            Marinship Park at end of Marinship Way, Sausalito

Hours:  
Saturday, September 1 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, September 3 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets
All tickets are valid for one single day of admission.

For full festival information visit www.sausalitoartfestival.org


THE SAUSALITO ART FESTIVAL IS YOUR TOP-NAME CONCERT VENUE

Come to the Sausalito Art Festival for the same musicians you see on big concert venue marquees. Wall-to-wall musical entertainment headlines the Sausalito Art Festival, with rock, pop, folk, swing, blues, jazz, and classical music performed by top-name artists featured on three stages throughout the Festival grounds.

FESTIVAL HISTORY

More than 260 award-winning artists from around the country and some 30,000 patrons flock to the waterfront village of Sausalito, California, on Labor Day weekend each year for the annual Sausalito Art Festival.  Now in its 65th year, the Sausalito Art Festival is one of the countryโ€™s premiere art events that attracts patrons because of its world class art, celebrated entertainment lineup, special exhibitions and a cornucopia of gourmet food, wine, beer and specialty beverages. Participating artists are selected by a rigorous jury process and exhibit a range of work, including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, glass, fiber and fashion, wood, photography, mixed media and more.  

The Festival is produced by the nonprofit Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, which supports year-round activities along with the annual Festival. Proceeds from the Festival support the local arts community as student scholarships, grants to non-profit arts organizations and community programs. Each year, over 1,000 community volunteers help keep the Festival running smoothly. www.sausalitoartfestival.org