ARTober in Oakhurst is a month long event that celebrates the arts. The town of Oakhurst will host a series of events all month long, from fine art exhibits to live performances. Start by joining us as we kick of the month with Sierra Art Trails Open Studio tour. Scroll through our events calendar and you will find a wide array of arts to enjoy.
Behind the Logo
The ARTober logo is the creative work of Barbara Fruehe.
Barbara Fruehe moved from Santa Cruz to this beautiful mountain area in 1981 to start her career as a graphic designer for a local newspaper. She remained in the foothills and commuted to McClatchy Newspapers in Fresno, creating display advertising for 5 years and eventually relocated back home to oversee the art department for Simply Smashing, Inc. Compressed T-Shirts and Promotional Products for 16 years, all the while freelancing graphics for local businesses. Some recognizable logos include Ducey’s on the Lake, The Pine’s Resort, Timberline Gallery, Madera County Fire Department, Harris Ranch logos, and a portfolio of other print media including special calligraphy menus for Erna’s Elderberry House.
Currently Barbara enjoys working from home as the graphic artist for California Land Management and Tenaya Lodge. After many years of graphic design for others, Barbara is finally taking some time to do what she has always wanted to do: illustrate and take a weekly watercolor class. When she is not holding hands with her Mac computer, she is holding hands with her artist husband and three amazing grandkids.
From full service resorts with all the amenities to rustic campgrounds and everything in between, we have the perfect place for you.
Explore alpine lakes, walk through a grove of giant sequoias, paddle board on Bass Lake, take a guided tour through the high country or take a ride on a historic steam train. There is not shortage of amazing things to see and do in Oakhurst and the surrounding areas during ARTober!
Traveling FROM L.A.
Travel north on Interstate Highway 5 to US Highway 99. To reach Oakhurst and Yosemite, exit Highway 99 at Fresno on the Yosemite Freeway 41 or Madera at the Gateway Ave- exit. Follow Yosemite Freeway 41 north to your destination.
Traveling from Fresno
When traveling on Highway 99, take Highway 41 exit. Take Highway 41 North to reach Oakhurst and Yosemite.
Traveling from San Francisco
Leave the city center to the east and travel to Interstate Highway 580. Follow 580 to Interstate Highway 5. Proceed south to State Highway 152. Exit east to State Highway 99. To reach the valley communities, follow Highway 99 to Chowchilla or Madera. Exit at Gateway/Avenue 16. Continue south on Gateway to Yosemite Ave./ Highway 145. Continue east to Southern Yosemite Highway 41 where you will go north to your destination. Southern Yosemite Highway 41 is your direct access to Oakhurst and the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.
Traveling from sacramento
Follow State Highway 99 south to Chowchilla and Madera. Exit at Gateway/Avenue 16. Continue south on Gateway to Yosemite Ave./Highway 145. Continue east to Southern Yosemite Highway 41 where you will go north to your destination. Southern Yosemite Highway 41 is your direct access to Oakhurst and the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.