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Save the date for 2017 Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival

Planning is underway for the 2017 Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival this spring.

This dynamic festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at the Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green and neighboring Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
With a “Lights, Camera  Action!” theme, this year's festival will feature a cornucopia of fun – arts and crafts, musical performances as well as amazing street paintings brought to life by incredible artists traveling to Mission Viejo from near and far. The two-day event includes an array of tasty fare and beverages along with cool activities for kids.

In addition, finalists of the Mission Viejo Film Composer Competition will be presented in concert with a live orchestra at 7 p.m. on April 29 inside the Murray Center.

Stay tuned to for details and mark your calendar for a spectacular Mission Viejo weekend April 29-30. (See a clip of the excitement.)


My parents are in their 80s. Will there be plentiful parking available? If not, do you offer shuttle service?

Just a suggestion: You might want to drop your parents off at the event and you can shuttle your car or if they have a handicapped placard? Depending on their mobility the shuttle is a van w/stairs.
I'm sure they accommodate everyone. I suggest sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and sensible shoes or tennis shoes since it gets pretty warm there. There are benches in the shade and the venue is small so it's not like walking the swap meet. Please make sure to bring water to keep you all hydrated and snacks for special health needs. There is food/water at the event but I always picnic because it's so pretty near the creek. Walkers/canes are great support if they'll use them. You will all love it.

There is some on-site parking, but to minimize walking the free shuttle is probably the best option. The shuttle will run continuously between the Civic Center and the Community Center from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm both days (approximately every 20 minutes).

The food served at these events, especially meats, like KABOBS are unhealthy and taste terrible. Mostly overcooked and over spiced to conceal the poor quality meat. Often these foods are left in open displays for flies to land on. Disgusting and a possible state health violation.

Food vendors at City events are properly permitted and meet health department standards. If you have a bad experience with a vendor, please let event staff know right away so that we can address any issues.

We try to invite a variety of food vendors to large events in order to make sure that there are plenty of choices. However, at most events such as Arts Alive, you are also welcome to bring your own food in if you prefer. There are a number of seating areas around the community center and Village Green to enjoy a picnic!

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