The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the third annual Art in the Pines to be held Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge.

Art in the Pines is a two-day event featuring a professionally judged Plein Air contest with an awards ceremony, artists’ booths and an open air galleria exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. There will be food and live music, children’s nature and art activities, an opportunity drawing for donated artwork, guided nature walks, tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge, and expert demonstrations in several different artistic mediums. The Art in the Pines Festival provides opportunities for individuals, community organizations, foundations and businesses to support children’s nature programs at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

A free shuttle will run from the Reserve’s North Beach and South Beach parking lots. The event is free, but the parking lots are $10 per car or a valid annual pass. Guests are strongly encouraged to consider walking to the event (15 minute walk uphill from south parking lot). The street address to the Park entrance is 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037.