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The Holistic Arts Fair is a health, psychic, spiritual and visionary art fair all in one.

An art, health and spirit fair
The Arts of being and becoming Whole!

(some people spell it wholistic)

The 2017 fair happened Sept.23 and 24, 2017

Admission is free to the Fair and all its events.

What's happening at the Fair


Information on exhibiting

Application for exhibit space in 2017

Exhibitors in 2017

Schedule of Events for 2017

Directions to the Fair


Contact Us

Producer: Eric A. Meece (E. Alan Meece), author of Horoscope for the New Millennium and the forthcoming book The Philosopher's Wheel

Presented by the Holistic Arts Fair Association

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The Holistic Arts Fair is a great opportunity to experience many ways to transform your life.

It features exhibits, lectures, workshops and music on such topics as alternative health services and products, spirituality and metaphysics, psychic awareness, spiritual healing, visionary arts and music, and community organizations dedicated to peace and planetary evolution.

In center: Robert Perala and reader Bonny Wilde

The Fair for 2017 is scheduled for Sept.23-24 at Community of Infinite Spirit (formerly called Divine Science Community Center) at 1540 Hicks Ave. in San Jose. (not Hicks Road!!)

Above is a view from the back patio at Community of Infinite Spirit.

Below is a picture of our banner for 2014, and the new sign out front for Community of Infinite Spirit:

Hours are 10 AM to 8 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM to 7 PM on Sunday.

Admission Free

Directions to the Fair

Soulful Living Arts Fair

The Community of Infinite Spirit itself also sponsors a holistic fair, covering similar themes and exhibits. The next one is scheduled for March 17, 2018.

Click here for information on exhibiting at Soulful Living Arts Fair.

Guest speakers for the 2017 Fair include: (on Saturday) Meir Schneider, Sondra Sneed, Cynthia Starborn, (and on Sunday) Ann Barham, Scout Bartlett, Robert Perala, and more each day! (see below)

Our tentative schedule for 2017 is posted below.

See also our past Program for 2016 here

See also our past Program for 2015 here

See also our past Program for 2014 here

See also our past Program for 2013 here

At the Holistic Arts Fair, you can purchase readings and healings, health products, exciting crafts and visionary art, and get lots of free resources and info on metaphysics, spirituality, peace, and ways to transform yourself and your world.

Tarot and psychic reader Joseph Martin, with Holistic Arts Fair and Soulful Living Arts Fair volunteer and hypnotherapist Rich Rios

As always, remember to visit exhibits on the back patio, and out front along Hicks Ave, as well as in the courtyard along the sanctuary, and inside the sanctuary. See also the counselors and practitioners inside the bookstore (classroom/fireside building). Don't miss our special silent auction.

Click HERE for a partial listing of exhibitors at the Fair in 2017 (Sept.23-24).

We will have about 60 exhibitors, and a dozen free lectures, performances and workshops. We also present a special Crystal Bowls Meditation event with Ed Simon, Saturday at 6 PM (pictured below).

Admission is always FREE to the Holistic Arts Fair and all its events, and there is FREE PARKING (come early; parking is limited in our lot in back).

The event coincides roughly each year with the Fall Equinox, a sacred time in many cultures when all energies and forces are in balance.

The Fair runs Saturday from 10 AM until about 8 PM, and on Sunday until about 7 PM. Some exhibitors go home before 8 PM though, so arrive at least by 4 PM to give yourself enough time to see them. Park along Hicks Ave. (or in our lot in back if there's space), and do not block driveways.

Information on Exhibiting at the Holistic Arts Fair HERE

Speakers, workshops and concerts in 2017

Here is the tentative schedule of events for 2017. All events are FREE. Schedules are also available at the Fair, and on our flyers which you can pick up in Sept. at local libraries and stores. All lectures, music and workshop are held in the classroom, on your right as you enter fhe Fair from Hicks Ave. (or on your left as you enter from the parking lot). (tent. means tentative and subject to change)

Saturday Sept.23, 2017

10 AM: Quli Zhou, professor of Chinese medicine, speaks on "Natural solutions for pain, stress and allergies." Suffering from chronic pain, stress, lack of energy, weight gain, etc.? Why not consider activating your own healing power? Come learn the simple but practical and effective way to relieve stress and pain, strengthen immune function, and improve overall health and well-being. You will learn how to balance nutrition with food and supplements, how to increase energy flow and circulation with acupressure, how to lose 10 pounds in 21 days, and much more. Quli Zhou has practiced healing arts for over 30 years.

11 AM: Award-winning European Psychic Lai explains the repetitive patterns in our lives and also why we have certain phobias, likes or dislikes for things, people or places. She also tells about the principles of reincarnation and answer questions about it. If there's time, Lai will give one past life reading to as many members of the audience as possible. Psychic Lai has made many TV and other media appearances.

12 Noon to 2 PM: Meir Schneider presents "Awaken Your Power for Self-Healing" for your eyes and your whole body. Meir has presented "yoga for your eyes" here for many years, and is director of the Center for Self-Healing in San Francisco. 2 hours.

2 PM: Cynthia Starborn on "Telepathy 101." Attention Silicon Valley! Do you love your electronic gadgets, yet long for an even faster way to communicate? Would you like to know how to transmit messages without relying on a cell phone or internet connection? Join Cynthia Starborn, soul guide and teacher, for an enlightening talk about telepathy. Learn what telepathy is and gain some tips for starting to practice it.

3 PM: Nancy Newsom of Botanic Organic speaks on "The Power of Raw, Plant-Based Oils to Protect, Nourish & Repair Your Skin." Oils pressed from seeds are beautiful, colorful, vibrant, nourishing, soothing and medicinal, and come from all corners of the world. Every seed has the capacity to make oil and carries unique properties from its parent plant. They come in many colors, scents and textures, with many different nutritional compounds and healing properties. Join us for an introduction to some of natureís most exquisite oils that can help to repair and nourish your skin!

4 PM: Paul Barbaro, massage therapist and metaphysical philosopher, on Heal Your Heart; Heal Your Life. An audience-participation, hands-on treatment; effective and permanent for all who come. Learn a rapid technique for fast healing.

5 PM: Liza Miron on "Family Constellations - Secrets to having abundance and success in life." Do you want to have more abundance in your life? Do you feel stuck or in a pattern regarding success in life? Are you tired of trying to change and always coming back to the same point? This often happens because you have an entanglement with someone else in your Family System. You are "following their steps" because of unconscious and archaic love. Come and learn how to have success and abundance in your life with the knowledge from Family Constellations.

6 PM: Ed Simon, Crystal Bowls Meditation. Soothe and awaken your soul and tune into higher consciousness with resonant sounds, correlated to your own inner frequencies.

7 PM: Sondra Sneed, SOURCE TALK: "What the End will Look Like." Many souls are trapped on the Earth who go largely unnoticed by people with bodies. In order to prepare for the end, souls that have bodies must be aware of what they are that is a body. This talk will separate for you, the difference between the soul's existence and the body's. Sondra Sneed is a Source Communicator, Soul Reader, and Godscribe. She allows the being we call God to speak through her in Source Talks and Soul Readings.

Sunday Sept.24, 2017

10 AM: Shu Chin Hsu, Master Teacher Certified by Tao Academy, on How Oneness Tao Calligraphy Transforms Your Life. Come early and be ready to enjoy a healing experience of artistic writing that opens your spirit to "the way." Shu will explain Oneness Tao Calligraphy, its power and significance, and how to apply it to transform your life. Plus a demo healing calligraphy blessing.

11 AM: Rev. Christine of Community of Infinite Spirit provides an illuminating and liberating chakra meditation. We focus on each of the major energy or soul centers within us called chakras, expanding consciousness by moving through the lower up to the higher spiritual centers. When the chakras are cleared and activated through breathing and meditation, our energetic spirit-body becomes more healthy and balanced, and we are prepared for silent communion in which divine consciousness and connection with all life is opened.

12 Noon: Marie Katherine Dacanay, psychic medium and reiki master, offers a Group Reading. Join Katherine to receive messages from Spirit. Messages come from loved ones who have crossed over, or from their Angels and Guides.

1 PM: Scout Bartlett on "Aligning Energy with your True Life Path." Ever felt pulled in opposite directions inside, or recognized parts of you were on your side while other parts held you back or sabotaged those intentions? All of us have a core flow of life-force energy, and between trauma, drama, and karma, that core beam becomes bent and constricted into patterns that play out in our lives. Experience your energy flow coming back into alignment with your true path. Scout Bartlett, a natural-born clairsentient, is the founder of Life Insights, which offers trainings of "Higher Learning." Both the clarity and wit with which Scout presents his life insights have benefited thousands of individuals.

2 PM: Ann Barham speaks on what spiritual truths our past lives may reveal for us. Awareness of prior lifetimes can help resolve issues in our current lives and also help us live in greater consciousness. Ann Barham LMFT is a past life therapist and author of The Past Life Perspective: Discovering Your True Nature Across Multiple Lifetimes.

3 PM Robert Perala, author of The Divine Blueprint, and singer-songwriter, presents "The Divine Intelligence: Meet the Extraterrestrials." The Divine Intelligence is all around you, as people feel the vast sweeping changes in consciousness in this time of rebirth and ET visitation. In addition to his meetings with ETs, Robert shares some of his knowledge of how to bridge the Worlds of New Science & Ancient Wisdom as we reach into the Golden Age of Enlightenment. Robert will showcase his personal abduction by extraterrestrials in addition to looking at the spiritual ramifications, how accepting our society is of the idea that ETís are here, and how Earth is being birthed into a larger expression that includes disclosure in the near future.

4 PM Lynn Rogers, prolific writer, artist and intuitive, speaks on "Jessica Madigan, the female Edgar Cayce: latest discoveries."

5 PM to 7 PM: UFO Panel with host, author Robert Perala, and with the assistance of panel co-organizer Ruben Uriarte (tent.), Northern California MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Director. Robert Perala and Lorien Fenton present an in depth look at the massive UFO sightings, discuss Earth Changes, and showcase some stunning photos that show we are not alone in the Universe. The big question is why are they here. Panelist Sondra Sneed is a frequent speaker at UFO conferences where 35% of her readings are people whose souls come from other worlds. She is also an official Gaia, (formerly Gaiam TV), Ambassador. Other panelist (tent.) tba. The presentation includes a question and answer session. We want your input in this vital conversation.

Directions to the Fair at Community of Infinite Spirit, 1540 Hicks Ave. San Jose (click here for map)

From local areas of San Jose, take Meridian Ave. to Hamilton Ave, go east about 4 blocks. Turn left at Hicks. Go about 4 blocks. The Community is on your right at 1540 Hicks Ave. You can also travel on Minnesota Ave. and turn southbound onto Hicks; the Center is then 4 blocks down on your left.
From Almaden Expressway or Highway 87, go west on Curtner; right on Meridian; right on Hamilton; left on Hicks. If you spot it, you can also turn right on Hicks from Curtner and go directly north to the Community.

From Highway 17 and 880, going south, take Hamilton Ave. exit. At the intersection, turn left (go east), go about 2 miles to Hicks Ave. Turn left and go about 4 blocks. We are on your right. Park along Hicks Ave, or if you're early and there's still room, try our parking lot in back (entrance just past the Community buildings).

From Highway 17, from Santa Cruz/Los Gatos: exit Hamilton. Stay to the right. Turn left at first light, then right onto Hamilton, and go east about 2 miles to Hicks, turn left and go about 4 blocks.

From Highway 280 (San Francisco, Peninsula): take Highway 17 (Santa Cruz exit) south to next exit (Hamilton); after exiting the freeway, turn left/east onto Hamilton, and go 2 miles to Hicks; turn left and go about 4 blocks.

From Highway 85: take Highway 17 north towards San Jose; exit Hamilton. Stay to the right. Turn left at first light, then right onto Hamilton, and go east about 2 miles to Hicks, turn left.

From 880 going south, continue south past 280 onto 17, take Hamilton exit; east about 2 miles to Hicks, turn left.

From 101, exit Highway 880 towards San Jose/Santa Cruz; take Hamilton, east about 2 miles to Hicks, turn left.

From 101 from Gilroy/Morgan Hill and points south, exit Highway 85. See above, OR: from 85, take Highway 87 north to Downtown San Jose. Exit Curtner, and travel west (left) about a mile and a half, past Cherry. Right on Hicks. The Center is past Hamilton/Pine on your right.

FYI: From Hamilton Ave. going east: once past Meridian, you can also take the next left onto Hamilton Way, and turn left at Hicks; that way is shorter (but the street has speed bumps).

Buses: Take Line 82 to Pine/Hamilton and Hicks, or Line 63 to Meridian and Hamilton. For customer service and scheduling call (408)321-2300. Community bus 65 goes from downtown San Jose south, and stops at Leigh and Hamilton, about 3/4 mile west of the Community of Infinite Spirit. Walk east on Hamilton, on north side of street, past Meridian; then verging left at Hamilton Way and again at Hicks.

There is a small bike rack in the southwest corner of the parking lot in back.

See list of hotels and motels in the area, and
click here for list of near-by restaurants


The first Holistic Arts Fair was held Nov.21-22, 1998 at San Jose City College. We had some 60 exhibitors, 40 speakers, and about 500 people attending. Exhibitors reported good results from our smaller second Fair on Sept.23-24, 2000 at Divine Science Community Center, and our third there on Sept.22-23, 2001, and all attendees enjoyed our wonderful program.

Attendance was higher in 2002 (Sept.21-22), 2003 (Sept.20-21), and especially in 2004 (Sept.25-26), and most of our booth spaces were filled. Business was good at our event in 2005 (Oct.1&2); and attendance was up in 2006 (Sept.23-24), and in 2007 (Sept.22-23, despite the rain on Saturday!) and 2008 (Sept.27-28). By 2009 we had almost 50 exhibitors. In 2010 we were joined at the Divine Science Center by the new Metaphysical Pathways Fairs in July and November, and its successor Fair in Feb.2013. They helped inspire me to modify the floorplan to include indoor exhibit spaces in the sanctuary for the first time in 2012, which was successful. Attendance increased in 2012, and in 2013 (and again in 2014, 2015 and 2016) we almost filled all of our spaces up for the first time. After the Fair in 2012, I voted along with the other members to change the name of the Center to Community of Infinite Spirit.

In 2014 Community of Infinite Spirit, inspired by the success of our Fair, and the Fair in Feb. 2013, produced its own Fair on March 15, 2014 called the Soulful Living Arts Fair, and it went very well. The next Soulful Living Arts Fair is March 17, 2018.

The Holistic Arts Fair continues the 16 year tradition of the New Age Renaissance Fair, from 1982 to 1997, which attracted 1500 to 5000 people each year, about 200 exhibitors, and dozens of speakers and performers over the years. We have scaled back the size of our event from the days of the New Age Renaissance Fair of the 1990s. We have designed this new approach so that it will work better for our exhibitors and be more accessible to the public. We need the support of the people in our area, so please attend our event and support our exhibitors! The Holistic Arts Fair and the New Age Renaissance Fair have been given good publicity over the years, and we have always gotten great support from many exhibitors. I continue to express my deep admiration for the people in the holistic and new age fields who have offered themselves and their work. I also want to thank the many local businesses who have helped us by putting out our flyers for their customers these many years. It is up to the people to create a new age and holistic renaissance, and to support public events like this which are necessary for it to happen.

Watch for updates on future events.

Contact Us

If you need any further information about the Holistic Arts Fair, or would like to help or support any of our events, or join HAFA, you can email the Producer.

The Holistic Arts Fair is produced by the Holistic Arts Fair Association, a non-profit educational organization. A portion of booth fees will be donated to charities decided upon by our Board of Directors. Being non-profit and having low labor and rent costs, most of the exhibit fees we collect go for promotion. Our silent auction is a benefit for Community of Infinite Spirit.


HAFA Board of Directors as of July 2017: Tony McGettigan, Paula Nunes, Eric Meece (CEO).
CEO: Eric A. Meece
Secretary: Paula Nunes, Treasurer: Tony McGettigan
Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Christine Emmerling of Community of Infinite Spirit, and our HAFA Board of Directors.
Banner by Greg Martin. Updating by Rev. Christine

Flyer and poster by Joseph Martin. Publicity: Eric Meece, Sheree Garrett, Christine Emmerling Set-up help: Taiyo Matsunaga.

Thanks to volunteers helping at the Fair:

2017: Gene Turner, Taiyo Matsunaga, Vivian Martin, Leland High School students
2016: Gene Turner, Vivian Martin, Sheree Garrett, Cheryl Magill, San Jose Unified students
2015: Gene Turner, Val Vitols, Cheryl Magill, Albert Pagen, Juanita Vargas.
2014: Taiyo Matsunaga, Gene Turner, Rich Rios, Tom Dragosavac.
2013: Rich Rios, Mona Angel Wells, Gene Turner, Vivian Martin, Tom Dragosavac.
2012: Rich Rios, Gene Turner, Tom Dragosavac, David Brubaker, John Hoskings, Tom Chavarria.
2011: Rich Rios, David Brubaker, Gene Turner, Tom Dragosavac, Bobbi Peterson.
2010: Gene Turner, Bobbi Peterson, Tom Dragosavac, Mona Angel Wells, Tom Chavarria.
2009: Gene Turner, David Stafford, Tom Dragosavac, etc.
2008: Gene Turner, David Stafford, Kash, Michael Berry, Tom Dragosavac.
2007: Gene Turner, Joseph Leight, David Stafford.
2006: Joseph Leight, Mona Angel Wells, Gene Turner.
2005: Gene Turner, Mona Angel Wells, Tom Dragosavac.
2004: Robert Perala, Joseph Leight, Gene Turner, Tony McGettigan.
2003: Ron Hart, Jeff Norment, Joseph Leight, Robert Perala, Cathy Cunningham.
2002: Jeff Norment, Tony McGettigan and Gene Turner.
2001: Jeff Norment, Michael Berry, Tony McGettigan, Rev. Christine, Paula Nunes, Andrew Mount.
2000: Tony McGettigan, Rev. Christine Emmerling, Michael Berry, and Dean Price of Sacred Productions.

I appreciate those who worked at our first event in 1998 too: Marquis Valentine, Mark Hutsell, Rodney Birkett, John Clarke, Kenny Elvin, Tony McGettigan, James Downer, Eve Page Matthias.
Special thanks to: Eve Page Matthias, Michael Caligari and Judy Rookstool, from San Jose City College, for hosting our Fair in 1998.

Special recognition: to Tajalli, Crowman, Gloria Fasano, and Tom Dragosavac: thank you for your loving presence all these years. We miss you, but we know you are with us in Spirit.

Information on exhibiting at the Fair
Application for a space at the Fair
see floorplan here
Producer Eric Meece's homepage and Index/links
Paranormal Insights with Joseph Martin
Scott Catamas on Compassionate Communication on You Tube