• San Gabriel Mission Offers Free Art Show During Fiesta


    SAN GABRIEL – San Gabriel Mission will offer free admission to artists and visitors to its Sixth Annual Art Show in its gardens on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, as the 242-year-old mission celebrates its founding with its annual fiesta on Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
    All artwork displayed must be about San Gabriel Mission or its Fiesta or any California Mission or plants or flowers or related to California history.
    Visitors also will be able to go on a free self-guided tour of the mission church, museum and grounds and look at model missions donated to San Gabriel Mission to learn more about the history of missions in California.
    Art Show space is limited. So, register early by calling 626-457-3048 (need name, city, phone number). Registration is free for artists and photographers and admission on Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2013 is free so they can create their artwork.   Artists should bring their own chair, easels, etc.  While space is available, each pre-registered artist may bring three pieces of artwork no larger than 3’ wide by 4’ tall. No chairs or tables will be available because of the fiesta. Persons age 17 and younger must be with their parent or adult guardian.
    Also, on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, Gabrieleno-Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians and re-enactors of early California history have been invited to be in the gardens from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to talk to visitors and do demonstrations for the visitors. Some re-enactors invited are an Indian clay potter, Fr. Junipero Serra, soldiers, blacksmith, wool spinner, and a rope maker.
    San Gabriel Mission is the fourth oldest mission of 21 founded in California and is located at 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA  91776, about one and a half miles north of the San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit the freeway at  Del Mar Avenue and travel north about one and a half miles to Mission Road, turn left and travel a half mile to the mission. Free parking is available in the mission lot or on nearby streets.
    More information is available at (626) 457-3035 and athttp://www.sangabrielmission.org/.

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