Adams Hill Arts Festival Has Something For Everyone

Tile mural artist Cheryl Rosa Shows off her holiday Yodas at the Adams Hill Arts Festival. The ghost Yoda in the center already has a “Sold” sign. Hands off! Photos by Ruth SOWBY



A sweltering day greeted visitors to the second annual Adams Neighborhood Association Arts Festival in October. Several dozen art lovers strolled among vendors’ booths, most of which featured local artists selling their wares. Musicians from the Joal Ryan Band sang, all under sunny skies in Glendale.    

Singer-songwriter Joal Ryan of the Joal Ryan Band provides entertainment during the Adams Hill Arts Festival in Glendale.

Popular was The Clay Palette booth of tile mural artist Cheryl Rosa who showed off her tiles and ornament tree. Miniatures of Yoda from “Star Wars” fame hung in all his variations – from holding a pumpkin to a quickly-sold ghost Yoda, white sheet and all. Rosa also specializes in tiles for kitchens, bathrooms and addresses. She may be reached at   

Adams Hill resident Jenny Flores picks out which artist’s booth she wants to go to first at the Adams Hill Arts Festival. She is joined by niece Emma Beristain, 11, from Echo Park. This is their first time at the annual festival.

More art on sale included origami, handmade jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, papier-mâché sculptures, original prints and canvases.  

The Adams Arts Festival in Glendale showed off the work of local artists, vendors and musicians while art lovers and foodies had their fill.

Guitarist-singer-songwriter Joal Ryan from the band of the same name sung and played background music as sales were being made.  

Foodies gravitated to Ruby Guerrero’s booth of Filipino food. Visitors enjoyed lumpia, adobo, and fish and squid balls.