The members of the Coast Highway Art Collective are hosting their first opening reception of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Valentine’s Day-themed exhibit posed questions to the members of the Collective; “What does Valentine’s day mean to you, your friends, and family in the time of COVID 19? Is love complicated, tumultuous or simple? How do you express it in your art?”
In November, 1998, we held our first group show at the Hoover House in Palo Alto, for three days over Thanksgiving weekend. Eleven of our artists participated. Between four and five hundred customers attended our show, encouraging us to continue this new venue for our work. In 1999 we expanded our show to two weekends, offering our work and the work of selected guest artists each weekend. Increased signage drew many new customers from the local area. In 2000 we returned to a one-weekend format, close to the Winter Holidays. Sixteen artists participated. We drew over six hundred customers. In 2001 we continued on the same December weekend, drawing even more customers despite the economic slump. In 2010 & 2011, the upward trend continued, with 21 booths, breaking all our previous sales records. In 2013, thru to 2018 with 21 booths we all have a wonderful time of creative art as gifts for the soul and heart. This year we are celebrating our 23rd year at Hoover House.
Bring your friends & family to this curated marketplace at Old Town Centre (Just a block away from Santa Cruz Ave and downtown Los Gatos) and shop local artists selling US Handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents, candles and more! Enjoy the Centre, listen to live music, and support local small businesses!