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Spring Fest for OCAF

Oceanside CA- Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation will hold a special fundraiser “Spring Fest” Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at The Kern Gardens, home of Oceanside City Council-member Jerry and Blake Kern in Oceanside, CA. This is OCAF’s first ever fundraiser that benefits itself as an entire organization instead of its particular projects as it had been traditionally done over the years. Arts patrons of North County San Diego might remember the biggest project OCAF has ever undertaken was the creation of Oceanside Museum of Art. This event is held in connection with OCAF’s big anniversary this year. It is turning 25 years.

Councilmember Jerry and  Kern and Blake Kern

Councilmember Jerry and Kern and Blake Kern

Attendees of Spring Fest will enjoy live entertainment, champagne & hors d’oeuvres, delicious coffees paired with decadent chocolates from So Rich Chocolates, a local high-end confection maker. Past winners of OCAF Performing Arts Scholarships, recipients of Oceanside Days of Art student awards, and former members of OCAF Board will herald the vibrant history and charitable background of the organization at this event. Raffle prizes include pieces by local artists, tickets to 13th annual OMFest, autographed books from “Write On, Oceanside” published authors, VIP passes to Oceanside International Film Festival, season subscriptions for Oceanside Theatre Company at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, etc.

Admission is $40.00 for single ticket in advance, $70.00 per couple in advance, or $50 each at the door. For tickets please call 760-433-3632, email ocaf@ocaf.info, mail checks to OCAF, P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA 92051, or purchase online at www.ocaf.info/main-page/spring-fest.

Raffle Prizes were selected to specifically reflect the 25th Anniversary Mission of OCAF – to continue to serve and support the arts in Oceanside and the surrounding communities.

RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE:

•One of a kind, original art pieces donated by Oceanside Days of Art artists. Each piece was hand selected to enhance any home.

•More than 30 books, some autographed, all by Oceanside authors in a wide range of genre including history, mystery, youth, and how-to.

•VIP Passes to this year’s annual Oceanside International Film Festival in August, which include Red Carpet Opening Ceremonies, screenings of almost 70 films, and Closing Award Gala ~ a wonderful gift for any film buff.

•VIP Festival Passes to 13th annual Oceanside Music Fest in October, including all concerts and the Gala ~ a music-lovers’ dream.

•Catered Brunch compliments of  “Something Savory”, OCAF Board member Joni Harris-Yribe and husband’s company. They have catered OMFest Performing Arts Scholarship Gala, Oceanside Days of Art Artist Brunch, many Oceanside Museum of Art events, as well as private parties throughout the county.

•Tickets to Oceanside Theatre Company at The Brooks Theatre, courtesy of OTC President and OCAF Board Member, Naomi Olson.

For a quarter of a century Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation / OCAF has pledged its support of the arts community.

(As outlined at http://www.ocaf.info/history-of-ocaf one can see that if it wasn’t for Mayor Bagley, who in 1989 came up with an idea of forming Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, there would be no Oceanside Museum of Art, annual Oceanside Music Festival, Oceanside International Film Festival, Write On Oceanside!, or Oceanside Days of Art right now. …Nor there would be Oceanside Arts Commission as OCAF proposed to create and even helped charter it.)

The organization was established June 7, 1989 and since that day it has supported and promoted fine arts in Oceanside and its surrounding communities.

Through Oceanside Days of Arts and Oceanside Music Fest it has given out several thousand dollars in scholarships to talented, deserving school students from throughout North County San Diego.