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Featured artist announced for LJ Festival of the Arts

The La Jolla Festival of the Arts has announced this year’s featured artist -- San Diego resident, Jeff Yeomans.

Oil paintings have become Yeomans artist expression of choice in which he captures glimpses of our daily experiences. The Festival found his interpretations of classic San Diego locations captured the spirit, color and liveliness of this city. A painting by Yeomans will be highlighted throughout the Festival and will be the “face” of the 23rd Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts, which is being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20-21 on the UCSD east campus at the corner of Genesee Avenue and Regents Road.

The original painting will be auctioned off to raise funds for San Diegans with disabilities. Tee shirts and posters will also be for sale portraying the image.

The Festival will hosts more than 190 award-winning local and national artists displaying watercolors, oils, sculpture, serigraphs, fine jewelry, photography and more. Event attendees can also enjoy a variety of cuisines, listen to live entertainment, visit the dedicated children’s area with interactive booths, hands-on games and activities and more.

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Proceeds from La Jolla Festival of the Arts benefit more than 30 programs for San Diegans with disabilities. The Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation has donated nearly $1 million in funds from the annual Festival to these such programs.

Admission to the festival is $10 per person; active military personnel with ID get in free. Parking is free. The La Jolla Arts Festival is sponsored in part by America West Airlines, San Diego Firefighters, Sea World Adventure Park, Time Warner Cable, Costco Wholesale and others.

For more information, call (858) 456-1268 or visit

www.lajollaartfestival.org

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