Our state boasts a bevy of art festivals, and while the setting of each fest isn’t necessarily the important thing, it can matter. Is it a fun place to chill out? Does the art display well there? Is the lighting good? Does it lend anything to the ambiance? We don’t have to plan festivals, so our props go out to the people who do; we can’t imagine wrangling a whole weekend where loads of artworks will be briefly on display. We’re simply saying that a great environment can make for a great gathering.

The Kings Mountain Art Fair has just that, and has for decades: It’s the art festival that’s set in the redwoods. And, nope, not at a community center or other building in the redwoods; it is actually among the trees near Woodside, California. And since so many paintings are inspired by nature, it feels right and good to see the final products displayed in the dappled light and foresty setting.

Find out more about this art festival in the woods over at NBC Bay Area’s Worth the Drive. 

Each week NBC Bay Area will provide Red Tricycle readers with the inside scoop on a special destination that’s always “Worth the Drive.” NBC Bay Area uncovers and connects their users to all that the city has to offer so they can be true city insiders. They go beyond the obvious and provide access to untold stories and the stories behind the stories.