Artists to Showcase Original Work at Toluca Lake Fine Arts Festival

Chris Madrid of Yu-Neek Designs, one of many artists participating in the Toluca Lake Fine Arts Festival.

Chris Madrid of Yu-Neek Designs, one of many artists participating in the Toluca Lake Fine Arts Festival.

The Toluca Lake Fine Arts Festival at Burbank Media District on Riverside Drive (between North Pass Avenue and West Alameda Avenue), set for Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 2—3, 10a—5p, will feature artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone, and wood. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, and turned wood vessels. Among the objects of art you may find at any one of the many shows are one-of-a-kind works of sculpture in a variety of media such as bronze, clay, blown glass, paper, metal, stone, and wood. Gifted artisans present their original custom designed and fabricated jewelry, art furniture, stained glass, and weavings.

Chris Madrid of Yu-Neek Designs, one of many artists participating in this event, has been an artist for many years. Her work is very eclectic! From paintings to jewelry to jewelry boxes and curio cabinets. Her work consists of items from years gone by, using figurines (such as Lucy, Popeye and Olive Oyl, Spy vs. Spy, the Beatles to name but a few) and original album covers to create large paintings. Stop by and see some of her work – it is truly “Yu-Neek!”

Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. There is something for every taste and budget, be it a simple gift or the keepsake of a lifetime. All work is available for purchase. For further information please contact West Coast Artists at (818) 813-4478 or visit westcoastartists.com/shows/bur2.html