Did you catch the Pacific Fine Arts Festival this weekend?
It was hard to avoid if you went anywhere near downtown Walnut Creek Saturday and Sunday. Artists lined the sidewalks of Cypress, Locst, and North Main streets between Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Civic Drive.
I browsed, saw some things that were tempting. They included jewelry, ceramics and cool metal sculpture fashioned out of salvaged machinery. There were some items I could pass on.
I met a few interesting people--or rather observed them at work--such as Jaime Hipolito, whose family runs a three-acre farm out in Brentwood but who has also learned the art of Native weaving from his father, Zenon, a seventh-generation weaver.