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August 31st, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
San Gabriel, Calif. – San Gabriel Mission will offer free admission to artists and visitors to its Second Annual Art Show in its gardens on Saturday, Sept.5, and Sunday, Sept. 6, as the 238-year-old mission celebrates its founding with its annual fiesta on those days.
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.
You also will be able to go on a 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.
Space is limited. So, register early by calling 626-457-3048 (need name, city, phone number). Registration is free and admission on Sept. 1-Sept. 3, 2009 is free so artists 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, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6, 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 most will do demonstrations for the visitors. Some re-enactors invited are a blacksmith, Fr. Serra, wool spinner, Indian clay potter, rope maker, and gold panner with a hands-on display.
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, west, and travel a half mile to the mission parking lot.
More information is available at www.sangabrielmisson.org (click on events, fiesta), and (626) 457-3035. +SGM+