More than 300 people participated in the
“People were enthusiastic about being part of Los Gatos history,” said Los Gatos Councilwoman Diane McNutt who volunteered at the event held at the Adult Recreation Center, 208 Main St. “It was not hard to get participation when I described what we are doing. It was a fun and memorable way to celebrate our hometown on Independence Day.”
The town hosted its first event to get the public to help create a commemorative art display that will represent the spirit of Los Gatos as part of
The pieces created on July 4 will join others created at other workshops and made into a large wall display that will be mounted in the Los Gatos Library as a lasting tribute to the 2012 Jubilee Year celebration of the 125th anniversary of Los Gatos.
The workshop on July 4 was the first of several hands-on art gatherings that will be held this month to design the anniversary art project, whose theme is “What I love about Los Gatos.”
Jade said it was great to see families working together to make their “art,” and to see friends and neighbors greet one another.
“There were lots of people we'd never met before who have lived in Los Gatos for decades,” she added.
On the other extreme, one family just moved to town last week, she said.
The final Community Art Experience workshop is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at the Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave.
The town was incorporated on Aug. 10, 1887 and plans to hold concurrent anniversary celebrations at five public parks 6-8 p.m., on that date with a "Party in the Parks" event at Bachman, Belgatos, Blossom Hill, La Rinconada, and Live Oak Manor parks.