Art on Palm, Altadenaâ€™s art and fine craft festival, will celebrate its 10 anniversary Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 1421 E. Palm Street, Altadena.
Over 40 artists and musicians will exhibit and perform at the Art on Palm, Spring 2014 in the secluded canyon of â€˜Wild Wood Parkâ€™ and raise funds for the Creative Arts Group of Sierra Madre. In prior years Art on Palm raised an aggregate sum of $15,000 for the Greater L.A. Fisher House.
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About Art on Palm
Art on Palm began in the spring of 2004 in the backyard of co-founder, Mary Jane Elgin. As an artist and stay-at-home mom, Ms. Elgin understood the struggles of bringing hand-crafted work to a qualified audience. So, encouraged by friend and fellow artist, Catherine M. S. Cowles, she opened her lovely garden to seven additional artists and held in one-day art and fine craft show. It was a success! Neighbors, friends and invited guests wandered, admired and shopped throughout the day! Six months later, they had launched a web site, invited more artists, and selected a non-profit beneficiary, the Greater L.A. Fisher House Foundation to share in the success. Eventually Art on Palm outgrew Mary Jane’s garden and moved to Wildwood Park – at the end of Palm Street – the private canyon garden of home owners, Maryrose Smyth and Mark Pickett and Beth Overhuls.
Art on Palm maintains a carefully curated selection of artists whose work is both distinctive and beautifully crafted; and continues to raise funds and awareness for the Greater L.A. Fisher House Foundation. By the fall of 2013 Art on Palm, had raised $15,000 in contributions for the non-profit, which provides humanitarian support for hospitalized military personnel and their families. â€œThe Greater L.A. Fisher House acknowledges this generosity. The contributions from Art on Palm artists help us provide much-needed humanitarian relief to members of our military and their families who reside in L.A. County. We look forward to their continued support.â€, commented Tim Byk, Founder/Executive Director, Greater L.A. Fisher House Foundation (www.greaterlafisherhouse.org).
â€œArt on Palm has something for everyoneâ€, states Mary Jane Elgin, the eventâ€™s co-founder. â€œArt on Palm promotes gifted local artists, attracts a loyal following, builds awareness of Altadenaâ€™s vibrant architecture, acknowledges the beauty of an ancient oak canyon, and even raises funds for the Greater L.A. Fisher House.”