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Art in the Pines 2012…Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:00 am

To Benefit Nature Education at

 Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Saturday & Sunday

 May 5 & 6, 2012

Enjoy spring wildflowers in full bloom, watch artists capture the beauty of nature on their canvases,

 experience the Reserve with family and friends, and breathe in the fresh ocean air

while supporting the preservation of one of San Diego’s unique natural environments.

The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Docent Society

and

Torrey Pines Association

 present the third annual

 Art in the Pines

 to be held

 Saturday May 5 from 10 to 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10am to 4pm.

 The Festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge.

Art in the Pines

 is a two-day event featuring a professionally judged Plein Air contest

with an awards ceremony;

artists’ booths and an open air galleria exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography;

food and live music; children’s nature and art activities;

 an opportunity drawing for donated artwork; guided nature walks;

tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge;

and expert demonstrations in several different artistic mediums.

Hike the Reserve during the  first week of May to observe artists at work.

The Art in the Pines Festival provides opportunities for individuals, community organizations,

 foundations and businesses to support children’s nature programs

 at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

That model program serves 4,000 children in the San Diego area every year with an exemplary outdoor experience tied to the school curriculum

.

 Where else can you go to have a great hike, see dolphins and trap-door spiders, and learn about geology, all in a half-day visit to the Reserve?
A free shuttle will run from the Reserve’s North Beach and South Beach parking lots.

The event is free, but the parking lots are $10 per car or a valid annual pass.

Guests are strongly encouraged to consider walking to the event

 (15 minute walk uphill from south parking lot).

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California,

 north of San Diego. From Hwy 5, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for about 1.5 miles till you reach the Coast Highway 101. Turn left and proceed along the beach for about a mile. The park entrance is on your right just before the highway begins to climb the Torrey Pines grade.

The street address is 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037.

For more information: 858-755-2063,

AITP@torreypine.org, http://artinthepines.org

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