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Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Returns to Celebrate Creativity, Culture, and Community. “A Festival Like No Other” – on September 9th and 10th, 2023 The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, presented by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, is back and better than ever! Save the date for a weekend filled with art, music, delicious food and drinks, and unforgettable experiences. Hosted in the heart of Silicon Valley, this beloved festival is set to take place on September, Saturday 9th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 10th from 10am to 6pm on Castro Street, attracting more than 150,000 visitors from near and far. Admission is free. A Feast for the Senses: Immerse yourself in a sensory wonderland as the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival brings together the finest in art, food, and entertainment. The multi-cultural event was once again voted Best Festival by Metro readership in 2022, and has won this honor for more than a decade. Stroll down Castro Street and discover an exquisite array of artisanal crafts, from captivating paintings to unique sculptures, created by talented artists from all over the region. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply looking for a charming gift, this festival has something for everyone with a variety of price points. Special exhibits within the event include the Xfinity Pigskin Party lounge broadcasting live football and baseball games on a SkyVision giant screen TV, an Italian Street Chalk Art Block where 5 world-renowned artists will completely transform the street into a masterpiece throughout the weekend, and a collaborative paint temple immersed by a DJ spinning melodic house music. New this year: We’ve added over 50 booths to showcase even more extraordinary artists and their works. We also encourage you to meet the designer of this year’s logo, Tanvi Buch. A licensed architect from Los Altos practicing residential design in the Bay Area, Tanvi started her creative journey as a watercolor artist in 2016. The entire and imperative process of planning a painting before even lifting a brush fascinates her, and she loves reading about the theory involved in the creation of art. She enjoys going outdoors to capture the everyday beauty around her en plein air. Wine enthusiasts will love the addition of two dedicated craft wine booths, Qvevri Georgian Wines and St. Francis Winery, offering unique and specialized tasting experiences. Mountain View continues to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability and environmental responsibility by only using reusable glasses for wine, and compostable fiber-based products for all single use plates, utensils, and beverages. For your convenience, in addition to cash and credit card you will also be able to make purchases using ApplePay and GooglePay. Cheers to Great Moments: Raise your glasses in a toast to the good life, surrounded by the company of friends and fellow wine enthusiasts. Wine aficionados, rejoice! From rich reds to crisp whites, sip and savor a delightful selection of varietals from renowned local vineyards and wineries. Or soak in the sun with a refreshing cold beer featuring: Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave Blonde, Golden Road Brewing’s Mango Cart, Stella Artois’ awarded Lager, and Elysian Space Dust IPA. If you prefer a more complex drink, try one of our handcrafted cocktails from 10th Street Distillery and Longboard Margarita Bar, or canned cocktails including: NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer and 10 Barrel Brewing’s Moscow Mule and Classic Margarita. PATH distilled water in their reusable aluminum bottles will once again be available for purchase, along with flavored sparkling water. Rhythm, Melody, and Dance: Let the music move you as live bands and talented performers take the PG&E main stage, infusing the festival with a contagious energy. From lowrider to high-energy rock, the diverse lineup promises an unforgettable musical experience with the Fog City Swampers, Cisco Kid, RB3, Tortilla Soup, and the Megatones. Dance the evening away Saturday with the powerhouse band the House Rockers named “Best Cover Band in the Bay Area” by KFOX from 4:45pm-6:45pm Immerse in live music while you stroll through the artwork with live performances throughout the event including performers like the exceptionally talented jazz singer Thùy Linh, melodic melodies of Bob Culbertson, who is one of the early adopters of the Chapman Stick, Ancient Winds will transport you to majestic Andes of Ecuador with his traditional flute playing, to the feel-good house music by Rhett Music spinning beats from his mobile DJ vehicle. Luscious Culinary Delicacies: Indulge your taste buds in a gastronomic journey with delectable treats from food vendors and gourmet food trucks. From savory delights to sweet confections, foodies will be delighted by the abundance of culinary offerings. A sample of some of the vendors includes Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Luv’s Brownies, Nahua Pizza, Alebrijes Oaxacan Kitchen, Phileas Fogg’s Confections and so much more. Castro Street’s renowned restaurants will also be open for business, offering exceptional cuisines from around the world. Several will have special menus and pricing designed for the Festival. Kids FunZone and Community Stage: The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is a family-friendly event, and our Kids FunZone, sponsored by First Tech Credit Union and Alex Wang from Rainmaker Real Estate, ensures that children have a blast too! Enjoy a variety of games, face painting, and fun-filled activities that will keep the young ones entertained all day long. Featured attractions include a bungee jump trampoline and ‘water balls’ where participants are able to walk on water in giant orbs. Also located in the Kids FunZone, the Kids’ Park Community Stage showcases local up and coming talent. You’ll be amazed and delighted by the performances of our young singers, dancers, actors, and more. About the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival: The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is an annual event celebrating the arts, wine, and community in Mountain View, CA. With a rich history spanning 51 years, this festival continues to bring together artists, winemakers, musicians, and visitors from all walks of life. Be sure to ride Caltrain, VTA Light Rail or Bus service to the festival – you’re dropped off at the festival doorstep and relieve yourself the stress of commuting and parking! Free bicycle parking will be available within the event on Castro Street near the intersection of Church Street. Festival admission is free and open to the public. Please no pets. Presented by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Event Details: Date: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, 2023 Location: Castro Street, Mountain View, CA Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday Join the Celebration: The 51st Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is a celebration of creativity, culture, and community spirit. Mark your calendars and gather your friends and family for an unforgettable weekend in the heart of Silicon Valley. This event is not to be missed! For more information and updates, please visit mvartwine.com Media Contact: Ronan Fowler Organization: Miramar Events Phone: 650-678-5274 Email: Ronan Fowler Website: mvartwine.com