TAHOE/TRUCKEE - Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, a producer of California's highest quality art festivals since 1980, has announced its schedule for 2013. The roster includes a variety of two- and three-day festivals that take place from March to October, providing family-oriented events in scenic settings located throughout the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and in Southern California. All of the events feature a dazzling array of fine arts and crafts, offering the unique opportunity to meet the artisans.Pacific Fine Arts Festivals brings together talents of artists from across the nation, including many award winners in the mediums of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, ceramics, mixed media and much more.Sunshine Artist magazine has ranked several of PFAF's events in the top 200 outdoor festivals in the country, and while each has a distinctive look and feel, all promise to offer enjoyment for the entire family. For information on any of the festivals, contact Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at 209-267-4394 or visit www.pacificfinearts.com. You can also see more information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PacificFineArts and on Twitter @PacificFineArts.
The list of festivals for 2013 in the Lake Tahoe area includes:• July 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - the Squaw Valley Arts & Crafts Festival is held in the beautiful mountain resort of The Village at Squaw Valley and features 60 artists and crafters nestled within the Village at the base of the majestic peaks of Squaw Valley.• August 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day - the Kings Beach Fine Arts and Crafts on the Shore makes its appearance at beautiful Kings Beach State Park on the shore of North Lake Tahoe. The event features 40 artists displaying 2-D and sculptural works, fine crafts and jewelry in this scenic setting.• August 16-18 and August 23-25 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. each day - the Tahoe City Boatworks Mall is a fantastic host for the Tahoe City Boatworks Mall Arts & Crafts Festivals, a two-weekend spectacular. The event takes place in Tahoe City right off Highway 28 (North Lake Blvd.) on the lawn area beside the indoor Boatworks Mall, adjacent to Tahoe City Marina overlooking the lake.• September 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday - the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival is hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant's Association and features the original work of more than 60 artists and crafters in downtown Truckee's walkable historic mountain setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street.