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Case Finkel's previous float: "Inter-Galactic Begonia Explorer". Grand Prize Winner, 2016.

Begonia Festival Float: “Miss BUgonia”

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay Since 1952, hundreds of people have participated in the Capitola Begonia Festival’s nautical parade. It has brought together families, friends, organizations and people from near and far for designing, building, decorating, and cheering on the colorful floats that travel Soquel Creek. Local Santa Cruz went behind […]

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A previous float from the 1970s by Depot Hill Athletic Society.

Begonia Festival Float: “Shipping Out to Sea”

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay Since 1952, hundreds of people have participated in the Capitola Begonia Festival’s nautical parade. It has brought together families, friends, organizations and people from near and far for designing, building, decorating, and cheering on the colorful floats that travel Soquel Creek. Local Santa Cruz went behind […]

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Chris Riesner - The Wind Bench

Chris Riesner: Featured Artist

Sculptor, woodworker, furniture designer, mountain biker, Chris Riesner shares with us his love of nature and how it’s reflected in his work: “I’m a furniture designer and sculptural artist bringing the beauty of the outdoors in. I find my bliss through exploring the diverse terrain of California, whether it be my local Santa Cruz Mountains, […]

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PNW Beachcruiser, by David Tinsley.

Local Driftwood Artwork

Santa Cruz beaches have been awash with driftwood following recent storms and large swells. With all the wood that’s been drifting to shore, there have also been plenty of creations taking shape into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. These Santa Cruz locals take driftwood from the sand to the studio to transform them into sculptures, structures, […]

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