Community bonds over artwork at the annual Art and Wine Festival


Ilena Peng

For a festival that has the word “wine” in it, the Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival certainly doesn’t sound like the most kid-friendly event. But instead of drunk adults stumbling about, there are art enthusiasts, families and teenagers meandering through Santa Clara’s Central Park, munching on strawberry shortcake as they listen to local bands and singers. As rainbows shimmer through the mist of the fountain, festival-goers are busy admiring the handmade work of the artists around them.