Wednesday, August 10, 2011

San Rafael Food (Art) & Wine Festival

We'll be in San Rafael this Saturday in the heart of Marin County at the historic Falkirk Mansion

San Rafael is the County seat and its downtown has the look and feel of midsize prosperous California towns such as Livermore, or the larger Walnut Creek: quaint and gentrified.  Its history going back to to the Spanish Colonial years prior to the Gold Rush, complete with a Mission and still active Catholic Church.    Nineteenth century urban planners laid it out using the grid, resulting in a reliable walking experience with a vibrant main street: Fourth Street.  Walking here street yields the prerequisite coffee houses, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and watering holes.  A couple of blocks North is Mission Ave., along which way are more institutional type buildings such as Missions, Banks, Libraries and assorted Mansions of the Victorian, Queen Ann, and Edwardian variety.

This is where Romagosa Fine Arts will set up Saturday displaying its collection of original fine arts and photography; at the Flakirk Cultural Center, home of Art installations and rotating Art exhibitions.  We will be joined by boutique vintners from nearby Sonoma, Napa, as well as regional Marin wineries; all of which will be eager to let you sample and taste their delights - admission is free but there is a wine tasting fee.
Not only will you experience visual arts and culinary treats, you will be accompanied by fine music, some times Classical, other times Jazz.

What better way to relax after a fruitful working week?  The event starts at noon and ends at six, so if you snooze.... well, you know....

See you there!

Last year's event was great!  +Romagosa Fine Arts was there then and will be there again Saturday; drop by and say hello.

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