Arts Festival Offers Many Choices for a Full Weekend

Let’s face it, deciding what to do on the weekend can be pretty tough. Either nothing’s happening, or everything’s happening at once.

The Fringe of the Fringe Arts Festival falls into the latter category, and it certainly will not make your decision any easier.

Officially opening on Saturday and running through Oct. 9, the festival offers a smorgasbord of arts events in Claremont, Pomona, Glendora, La Verne, and several parts of San Bernardino County.

Saturday alone offers music, rubber stamps and the opening of three exhibits.


First up is a rubber stamp workshop for teachers, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. Registration is required and the cost is $12; (909) 599-4558.

There’s the opening day celebration at Claremont’s Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., from 1 to 4 p.m., with music and artist’s demonstrations.

“Mother Might Have Dressed Me This Way” is an exhibit opening at Bloomers, 214 W. 2nd St., (909) 399-5970, featuring pen and ink drawings by Patricia Toft.

Then there’s “30 Artists: Mothers and Daughters,” a multigenerational exhibition of art by mothers, grandmothers, and granddaughters from eight Claremont families. That’s at DA Gallery, 244 1/2 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (909) 397-9716.


Contact the Claremont Institute for the Creative Arts, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., (909) 624-6570, about a walking/driving tour of children’s art on display at a number of Claremont businesses.

The evening hours offer open poetry readings at 8 p.m., the 222 Espresso Bar, 222 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, (818) 852-0212; Middle Eastern music from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Grove House, Pitzer College, 9th Street and Claremont Boulevard, Claremont, (909) 621-8000, Ext. 36 combat experience as an Army artilleryman in Operation Desert Storm.

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For a calendar of all of the month’s festival events, call DA Gallery, (909) 397-9716.

And good luck making up your mind.