The Art in the Redwoods Festival is held in Gualala, California, north of the Sea Ranch at the Gualala Arts Center. The Gualala Arts Center is an amazing venue servicing the Northern Sonoma & Southern Mendocino Counties. However, on this weekend thousands will make their way to the center for a truly artistic annual event that begun in 1961, and growing and evolving ever since. The weekend event features art from all over the world in a space that is near and dear. Nature, entertainment, and nature...lined with artists booths. The exhibition of fine art is featured throughout the building, which includes everything from oil paintings to watercolors, drawings to photographs, and sculptures to woodworking. This is one of the largest north coast art show in California and whats even more amazing is that most of the art is for sale. Artists are invited to display and sell their works and to compete for awards, which include cash prizes and ribbons. The opening days are for those who purchase tickets for the diner and/or the champagne preview. The preview days allow you to do just that, preview and purchase art prior to the general public festival. The Top Hat opening dinner allows diners a preview of the Fine Art Exhibit and diners will have the first opportunity to purchase art before it is judged. The Champagne Preview allows the outdoor artist booths to be previewed and The Fine Art Exhibit as well. Award presentations and judges reviews will take place in the outdoor amphitheater. The Festival is then open to the public on Saturday and Sunday for the indoor fine art exhibition and the outdoor activities. The outdoor activities include live music and dance performances on the auditorium stage, you will also have strolling musicians throughout the festival weekend. The festival area will be filled with booths offering some of the best artwork and crafts you'll ever see at a festival. This festival has a tremendous selection of food, the Gualala Arts Culinary Group offers grill foods, brick oven pizza, salads, and soups. At the festival you can also enjoy a glass of wine or pint of beer. Finally, remember to save room for dessert with plenty of options such as ice cream, pie, cookies, and cake. I can't think of a better mix of location, nature, art, food, and wine.