Art and Wine in Cambria

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Art and Wine in Cambria

The eclectic village of Cambria is known for having some of the finest art, wine and dining experiences in California. Relax in cozy town venues, from pet friendly cafés to bistros and steakhouses surrounded by refreshing coastal terrain. Adventure is just down the trail; Cambria’s shoreline, Fiscalini Ranch and historical architecture transform the area into an inlet of shades, shapes and live inspiration for artists.

Cambria’s Art & Wine Festival unifies the best of this coastal haven from Jan. 24-26, 2014. Beginning Friday, Jan. 24, there will be art demonstrations throughout the town as well as specials for shoppers in all the local boutiques and stores.

Saturday, Jan. 25 marks the start of the Art and Wine Festival. The work of local artists will decorate Cambria from the East Village to the West Village. Find art with a story behind it as you view work from Cambria talents like Holly McCain, the 2014 Art & Wine Featured Artist. Inspired by the beauty and quaintness of Cambria, her love for painting was rekindled.

Saturday also includes an art show and silent auction from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Veterans Hall. The festival features wines from more than 40 regional wineries, served at three different pouring venues, allowing you to sip and savor the artwork throughout the whole village.

Sunday, Jan. 26 denotes the festival’s grand finale; the Artists’ Faire. Join the artists of Cambria for their last demonstrations, wine tasting, a barbecue lunch and raffle. The Art & Wine Festival is the perfect retreat for art lovers and memory collectors alike. Surrounded by coastal bliss, rolling hills and pristine views, let Cambria serve as your rejuvenation kit for the weekend.

For more information, visit cambriaartwine.org. Tickets are available at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main Street.

Bring Cambria into your Home this Christmas

120714_Cambria_1182The holiday season is a special time in Cambria, CA and in this land of pines by the sea it all begins with the perfect tree. There are many tips and tricks to decorating a charming Christmas tree and we know a few that will make your holiday unique. Whether you love Cambria’s seashores, nature excursions or eclectic village, there is always a way to incorporate the warmth of Cambria into your home this season.

 

Seaside Pine

For the memory collectors, we recommend the Seaside Pine; saltwater taffy baits the branches, decked with sailboats, starfish and shells. Waves of glitter and coastal bliss bring the relaxation of Cambria into your living room.

Materials:
 Fine glitter in coastal colors
 Seashells and other sea-related materials
 Pearls
 Driftwood

Artisan Pine

Beautiful color Christmas pine cone on green branchesFor the craftsman, paint your living room canvas with the colors of Cambria this holiday. The Artisan Pine features dried pinecones, painted with bright colors of silver and gold nestled within the branches. The tree adorns endless strands of yarn – in the rich, decadent shades of winter – emerging from within the branches. Birds, flowers and snowflake origami, yarn tassels, pom-poms and hand painted ornaments rest in every niche of the tree, shimmering by the white glow of lights. This handcrafted, holiday sight is sure to impress.

Materials:
 Paint brushes
 Yarn
 Painted pinecones
 Twinkle lights

Nature’s Seedling

Bird nestThe true beauty of Cambria is captured in its pristine coasts and untouched reserves. Bring the natural beauty of the land into your home with Nature’s Seedling. Enjoy the aromas of the coastal pine forests, as it would be found in Cambria. Pinecones frosted in glitter offset the decadent strings of popcorn and beading that layer the tree. Small amounts of twigs and brush nestle in the place where the robin would make her home. Enjoy the warmth of a campfire and Cambrian bliss from the comfort of your own living room.

Materials:
 Brush & twigs
 Glittered pinecones
 Glass beads of vibrant colors
 Popcorn

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.