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042-66 Shortcuts_SU05 Carmel Magazine 7/26/13 7:56 AM Page 3 SHORTCUTS EVENTS Ar t Meets Industr y at Sand City Festival " e believe in vides free guitars and Cs: community, com- youth. From there, all W the three music lessons to at-risk merce and culture. That Saturday and Sunday is what we're trying to events are free and embellish and embrace open to the public. The in Sand City," says Todd schedule packs a wide Kruper, a Sand City mix of family-friendly council member and enter tainment, per- resident artist. formance ar t and two He's especially excit- stages of music by the ed about the communi- likes of the reggae ty's ar tsy West End, a group One A-Chord dynamic distr ict that and blues guitarist Chris houses cabinetmakers, Cain. Nonprofits will sculptor s, painter s, share their latest initia- carvers and auto crafts- tives, and a special people, all working side "green scene" spot- by side. City leaders lights ever ything from rezoned the area to accommodate both creative and industrial electric cars to environThis year's West End Festival in Sand City takes place August 23-25, and is billed under the theme, "Art and Industry." Studio tours will be available. mentally friendly building materials to local enterprises more than a dozen years ago, and then launched the West projects with an Earth-friendly impact. More than a dozen food vendors borhood. Kruper, a former West End Celebration coordinator, is one of yoga demonstrations, festival-goers can expect a new view of Sand City. End Celebration—this year on Aug. 23-25 — to showcase the neigh- more than 100 artists and exhibitors participating in this year's event. Several local businesses will honor the 2013 festival theme, "Art and Industry," by hosting live art demonstrations. The weekend also marks a rare opportunity to visit the studios of some of Sand City's artists. Events kick off with a ticketed Friday night party benefitting the Monterey County chapter of Guitars Not Guns, a nonprofit that pro- 44 C ARMEL MAGAZINE•SUMMER/FALL 2013 will be on hand, as well. Whether watching metalworking, tie-dye or "If people haven't been to the West End, they think of Sand City as bigbox retail. But this community is so much more," says festival event coordinator Steve Vagnini. "This weekend shows what makes Sand City really special." For a map and complete event schedule, visit —Renee Brincks

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