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Diving male Mallard, photographed in captivity, Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Who knew there was an event that centers around fish carving and decorative shorebirds? Not only is there an event, but it’s been around for 37 years.
The Annual California Open Wildlife Art Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and you could swing by and see the wooden decoys and birds while on your weekend walk or jog.
Award-winning artists such as Shandel Gamer and other wildlife painters, photographers and woodcarvers will be featured in the show at Liberty Station's NTC Promenade.
“The combination of two and three dimensional art makes this show unique among wildlife shows,” said gamer. “I am always thrilled to display my pastel paintings in this venue.”
Gamer has been producing beautiful pastel pieces for over thirty years. Tickets are $5 per person. Kids 12 and under are free.
The festival runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by the Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, Inc.