The 2013 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, highly regarded as one of the most prestigious events of its kind on the West Coast, ramps up for its fifth and largest season yet on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spanning over half a mile long in the heart of La Jolla along Girard Ave, this nationally renowned juried art show and fundraiser is free and open to the public, with a $5 cash donation accepted at all the festival entrances.

Highlighting the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features a silent auction, entertainment, gourmet marketplace, family art center, as well as an extensive wine and beer garden. Featured at the event are 92024’s own Lisa ReinHardt (www.lisareinhardtstudio.com) and Nic McGuire (www.nicmcguire.com).

All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised over $220,000 to date. For more information, visit www.ljawf.org.