Educational Tall Ship Project Looking for Volunteer Sausalito Art Festival “Crew”

Ed Tall Ship Matthew Turner

We mentioned the other day that volunteer signups for the 2014 Sausalito Art Festival are open for August 30-September 1. It turns out that this year there's another volunteer opportunity within the inner harbor of the Festival.

The Educational Tall Ship project is located in a huge tent adjacent to the traditional Festival grounds, with its entrance inside the ticket-holders area.

During the Festival visitors can tour the construction project for the Matthew Turner, (pictured above) a traditional hand-made wooden sailing ship, and see the vessel's frames, stem and transom completed and in place. 

Master mariners and artists at the site will demonstrate knot-tying and mural painting, and musicians will be demonstrating music. They'll also have a maritime art exhibit and a treasure hunt for the kids.

The Tall Ship folks are looking for help in the big tent (on either adult or children's activities) and at their fund-raising food booth (near the main stage) which features award-winning Donna's Tamales. 

If you're interested in volunteering you can contact Michele Manso at 415-244-1810 or via

Volunteer shifts at the Sausalito Art Festival run on the following schedule:

Sat., August 30th, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and/or 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sun., August 31st, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and/or 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Mon., Sept. 1st, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and/or 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM


Note: The Sausalito Art Festival is a sponsor of, and we are Media Partners of the event.


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