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This Weekend: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

September 13, 2012

Mill Valley Fall Arts FestivalThis is a treat at the center of West Coast quaint. Beneath the Redwoods, in a town just about everyone in America would die to live in. The art part includes clothing, jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, painting, glass, and photography. But the real reason you might want to go to this is for such performers as the Matt Jaffe band (rock), Beso Negro (gypsy jazz), Laura & Anton of Foxtails Brigade (chamber/pop), and a children’s stage, which features magic shows, marionettes, The Gnome Puppet Show; Stories With Georgia, and Kids From Marin: Performing Arts Academy Sings and Dances, along with Hands-On Craft Time with Tia. The only problem may be parking and so you may have to walk a bit. But don’t let that stop you.

56th Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Sept. 15 and 16, Old Mill Park, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. General Admission: $10; students and seniors, $5; children under 12, free.

Mark MacNamara, a writer and journalist based in Asheville, North Carolina, has written for such publications as NautilusSalonThe Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vanity Fair. From time to time, his pieces in San Francisco Classical Voice also appear in  Noteworthy examples include a piece about Philip Glass’s dream to build a cultural center on the Pacific Coast; a profile of sound composer Pamela Z and an essay on the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. MacNamara recently won several awards in the 2018 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presented by the San Francisco Press Club.  His website is