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Fiesta de Artes Raises Thousands for At-Risk Youth

By Jordan Chan

Editorial Editor

The Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos hosted its 25th annual Los Gatos Art and Wine Festival, or Fiesta De Artes, from Sept. 18 to 19 on the Civic Center Lawn. The event featured dozens of art vendors, live music played by local musicians, food trucks, and alcoholic beverages. The Joint Chiefs Band headlined on Saturday, and the Houserockers “rocked the house” on Sunday.  During the event, the Kiwanis Club raised thousands of dollars towards turnaround scholarships for at-risk youth with the help of sponsors like Cutco and Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation, as well as beverage partners like Testarossa Winery and J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines. Beloved food trucks like Kona Ice and Fire and Rice provided a variety of delicious eats. High schoolers from the LGHS branch of the Kiwanis family, Los Gatos Key Club, helped out at the event by setting up and fundraising. Below are a series of photos from the event!

Rockin’: The Houserockers get people on their feet!

Look Mom, a Dog!: Two dogs make eye contact and become instant friends.

Outdoors = Mask Off: Art lovers shed their masks for figurative berets.

Dance with Me Betty!: A couple dances together in the sunlight.

Banner of the Benefactor: Kiwanis sets up their banner to attract cultured individuals.

Red or White?: A woman happily serves up a glass of wine.

“Oh My God, Look at This One!”: A few people enter into a nook to examine an array of masterpieces.

Fly Away With Me: Butterflies display themselves for potential takers.

Raffle Time: An LGHS raffle draws in hopefuls.

24k Magic: A vendor sells gold rings for everyone.

“Easy Now!”: An artist delicately posts her work on a padded wall.

Bling, Bling: Fashionable bracelets were on sale for anybody looking to up their street cred.

Purple Perfection: Some purple geodes shimmer in the light.

Photoshoot, Pose: Two LGHS students peace it out for the camera.

Shell it Out: A woman gets ready to cash in on a beautiful piece.

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