Fontana Arts Festival Moves Downtown to Partner with the Sunset on Sierra Event
The city of Fontana Community Services Department will host the Fontana Arts Festival from 5-10 p.m. in Downtown Fontana, Saturday, July 30, on Sierra Avenue between Seville Avenue and Orange Way in conjunction with the Sunset on Sierra event.
The combined Arts Festival and Sunset on Sierra will feature art, music, local eateries and family-friendly fun activities. The event also will provide a look at the city’s potential street improvements that are among the proposals in the Fontana Active Transportation Plan and General Plan update.
Together, the Fontana Arts Festival and the Sunset on Sierra event will showcase a variety of artists and entertainment in an open streets pedestrian and bicycle-friendly atmosphere. The programming will feature a three-dimensional chalk art display; a three-dimensional glow-in-the-dark booth; live on-stage musical performances by The Jay Leno Show opening band the Soulville Band, saxophonist Jason Klunk and Afro-Latin band Quitapenas; muralist Armani Carter; children’s activities; free interactive art activities; caricature and balloon artists and more.
Sunset on Sierra will showcase temporary, complete street installations on Arrow Boulevard that make it safer and easier for pedestrians and bicyclists. City officials hope to gain valuable feedback from the community to develop the Fontana Active Transportation Plan, which will guide future plans for street improvements.
Sierra Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Seville Avenue to Orange Way. Temporary installations at Sunset on Sierra will include:
- Protected bicycle lanes – designated traffic lanes for cyclists, separated from vehicular traffic by a physical barrier;
- Curb extensions – a traffic-calming measure used to extend the sidewalk and reduce street-crossing distances for pedestrians.
- Parklets – extensions of the sidewalk to converts one or more on-street parking lanes to create more usable public space.