The 60th edition of the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, one of our community’s iconic events, drew 10,000 people to Old Mill Park on Sept. 17-18 for some fantastic art from nearly 140 artists, great live music and children’s entertainment and, on one of the hottest days of the year, some precious shade in the park’s gorgeous redwood grove. 

The festival also featured the 2nd Annual Art Lovers Save Discount Program, which gave thousands of festival attendees a chance to get discounts at merchants and restaurants all over town by presenting their “Art Lovers Save” sticker. More than 45 Mill Valley Chamber Member businesses stepped up to offer discounts.

At the conclusion of the weekend, festival organizers handed out awards, as decided by a panel of judges: Jeffrey Levin, co-owner of the Poet and/the Bench jewelry shop and art gallery on Locust Avenue in Mill Valley; Susan Snyder, owner of the Caldwell Snyder Gallery in San Francisco; and Heidi Paul, owner of the Made shop in Stinson Beach. The honorees, pictured below, are (from left to right): Lissa Herschleb, mixed media (San Rafael); Sharon Payne Bolton, mixed media (Benicia); David Giulietti, jewelry (Berkeley); Bruce Mitchell, woodwork (Inverness); and Judith Lemmens, pottery (Mill Valley). 

​​And here’s a kinetic art sculpture that was on display at the festival from San Diego-based artist Amos Robinson:
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