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Sausalito Art Fest: Early Bird Tickets on Sale

Is this how you traditionally round out the summer season? Alight on an Early Bird ticket now.

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    Is this how you traditionally round out the summer season? Alight on an Early Bird ticket now.

    EVERY ART FESTIVAL... seems to embrace its own distinctive personality, its own vibe, its own approach to connecting with both the artists who sell there and the art fans who eagerly visit. Some events are a bit outlandish, and funky, while others put a premium on traditional goods and classic creative pursuits. A number of art festivals feature live music, and quite a few have a gourmet food element, all while keeping the exquisite wine flowing, too. And if an art festival can set up stunning shop near the water, in a picturesque town, near the end of the summer season? It feels as though a poster or postcard has sprung to festive life.

    HELLO, SAUSALITO: There are a few venerable happenings, though, that incorporate all of those elements, and several more tempting touchstones beyond the ones described. The Sausalito Art Festival, which has been delighting visitors and spotlighting talented makers for 65 years, is an everything extravaganza, and you surely know what we mean: It's an art festival that appeals on a host of levels, thanks to the...

    260+ ARTISTS... showing some of their best work (and, yes, selling it, too). The 2018 dates for "America's Premiere Waterfront Fine Art Festival" are Sept. 1 through 3, the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Labor Day Weekend. And while that's still a ways away from early June, check it out: Early Bird tickets went on sale for the festival on Friday, June 1. "Limited Quantity VIP Tickets" are now on sale, too.

    THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT? It's solid. Tickets are $25 each, for a general admission, and the tickets are available through Aug. 15. But if you want to be at one of the finest art fests around, do not hem nor haw: Line up your entrance now, then begin daydreaming of all of the paintings, and sculptures, and chardonnay sips, and bay breezes, and nice tunes...