Festival of Fine Arts returns for 56th year

LA HABRA HEIGHTS –  The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, showcasing the works of artists from all over the Southland, will celebrate its 56th anniversary Feb. 26-28 at its hillside setting at Hillcrest Congregational Church in La Habra Heights. 

Two hundred artists will be exhibiting, selling and demonstrating the production of their works. 

The types of work cover a wide spectrum: paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylics; unique handmade jewelry; ceramics and pottery; hand-woven clothing; photography; stained and fused glass; bronze, metal and wire sculptures; carved woodworking; and a selection of handcrafted gifts. 

Free art workshop for children will be held Saturday and Sunday. There will also musical entertainment and food at the Starving Artist Cafe. 

Local high school students will showcase their artwork in a new exhibit. There will also be an exhibit by Bra-Vo, the local organization that gives breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers an opportunity to express themselves creatively by turning bras into art. 

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. All festival areas will be open during the weekend, including indoor galleries, demonstrators, outdoor exhibits, and the Boutique. 

Admission and parking are free. Overflow parking with free shuttle service will be available at Redemption Hill Church on Friday, and at La Serna High School on Saturday and Sunday. 

For more information, call (562) 947-3755.