ArtFest comes to San Diego Botanic Garden April 11-12

Don’t miss ArtFest, a delightful combination of a Fine Art Show, Quick Draw Contest, art demonstrations, and Asian Art Show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.

The Fine Art Show will feature more than 20 artists who will be showing and selling their works, including sculptors, painters, potters, and glass, gourd and fiber artists. Guests will be treated throughout the day to interesting demonstrations provided by many of the artists.

Watch art come alive before your eyes at the Quick Draw Contest from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 11. The contest will feature 20 youth and 20 adult artists, who will be creating an entire work in an allotted time right before your eyes. The pieces created will then be available for purchase at the event.

ArtFest 2015 will also feature an Asian Art Show showcasing outstanding displays of ikebana and bonsai, along with lectures and demonstrations on Asian-influenced art and horticulture.

Guests will also enjoy native flute music with Didgeridoo, featuring Bob Ballentine and friends, throughout the weekend in the Australian Garden.

Stay all day, and enjoy a lunch of delicious Greek delights made possible by Divine Fresh Foods. For information, visit

Cost is free with admission or membership to the San Diego Botanic Garden.