Cambrian: Arts & Events

Art in the Parking Lot this weekend at Old Cambria Grammar School

The foyer of the Old Cambria Grammar School regularly serves as a gallery for Cambria artists — both students at Coast Unified School District and adults. This weekend, the parking lot outside the building will get into the act.

Local and regional artists will display, discuss and sell their works at the Art in the Parking Lot outdoor festival, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Cambria Center for the Arts.

Admission is free for the event at 1350 Main St., between Cambria’s East and West Villages.

“We wanted to host an ‘Art in the Park’ type of event in order to show off the work of our very creative and talented member artists,” said Kerry Drager, the CCA’s gallery co-director. “Well, we don’t have a park out front, but we do have a parking lot. And it’s right along Main Street — the perfect location for an outdoor art fair. So, ‘Art in the Parking Lot’ it is.”

The indoor gallery also will be open, with additional fine art and custom jewelry on display.

It’s also the last chance to catch the outgoing exhibit “Double Vision,” which features the paintings of Deborah Russell and the photography of Alan Stacy.

“Indoors and out during this event, fairgoers will be able to see an amazing amount of original art on display,” Drager said.

Only the front parking lot will be closed during the art fair, with free parking available in the center’s two other lots — at the side and rear of the building.

Cambria Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization that regularly features the largest display of local art in Cambria. The center’s mission is to provide a community center for all artistic endeavors, including visual art, performing art, educational opportunities and community outreach.

The center’s next exhibit, “Call of the Wild” by landscape painter Laurel Sherrie, will kick off with a 5:30 p.m. reception Friday, June 3 and run through June 26.

Details: 927-8190 and cambriacenterforthe