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Sand City West End Celebration

Throughout the streets of Sand City , Sand City, CA 93955
August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018

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  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Throughout the streets of Sand City, Sand City, CA
  • Price: Free
  • Description:

    Sand City’s 17th Annual West End Celebration is a free, family-friendly event celebrating the diversity of artistic talent to be found within Monterey County and beyond. This unique three-day celebration of community, commerce, and culture transforms the streets of Sand City into a Celebration of the Arts of every genre. Thousands of residents and visitors will discover innovative art, listen to continuous live music from multiple stages, and have an opportunity to purchase works from local painters, sculptors, and multimedia artists. Delicious, gourmet foods, and local, craft beer will be available, as well as wine tasting from local wineries. 

    Saturday 11am-6pm • Sunday 11am-5pm

    Over a dozen of Sand City’s resident artists will welcome guests into their live/work studios. This is a unique opportunity to see how these talented individuals live, where they get their inspiration, and get up close and personal with their work. Live demonstrations and interactive arts as well as pop-up exhibits can be found around every corner. Visiting artists and artisans will also show and sell their work through out the streets of the West End Celebration. This free, two day family friendly event turns the streets of Sand City into the area’s largest conversion of artists and the best party of the year!

    Continuous Live Musical Performances on Multiple Stages

    Stephen Vagnini, of SLV Management, is putting together another incredibly diverse musical line up for this year’s event. Expect to hear local musicians as well as nationally recognized artists. The sounds will cover: rock; country; and blues; Indy; a dash of young, hard rock; and, of course, World Music. All performances on Saturday and Sunday are free to the public. Music schedule to be announced in March 2018. 

    Wine Tasting Pavilion Sales Benefit Monterey Bay Chapter Guitars Not Guns

    The West End Wine Tasting Pavilion will host several local wineries who will provide tastings of their most popular varietals in a commemorative West End Celebration glass. The tickets for the wine tasting event will be $10.00 per ticket with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization, Monterey County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns. The organization is working to raise enough funds to sponsor a new class in Monterey County.

    West End — A Sustainable Event 
    West End Celebration strive to be an environmentally friendly as possible as we prepare for the 2018 event. The event incorporates “green” vendors, who will educate, exhibit, and sell their products and services, and also showcase dozens of local charities that use the event as an opportunity to educate the community.

    Green Petal Couriers delivers our materials and will be on-site with a Bike Valet and petal-powered smoothies. If you can’t ride your bike to the event, West End recommends you take advantage of the Free Hourly MST Trolley Bus Service. West End’s partnership with Green Waste and Monterey Regional Waste Management District makes sure we are recycling as much as possible throughout the event. 

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