Pacific Palisades is celebrating its centennial this year. However, when the first Founders Day was celebrated on January 14, 1922, this area already had a…
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8th Annual King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center Art Show
September 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the return of the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains to the King Gillette Ranch Visitor
Center 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302 on Sunday October 17, 2021 from 10AM to
4:00PM. The group will present an art exhibit and sale featuring 15 local artists displaying representational
landscape and seascape paintings of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. A portion of
the proceeds will go to support the Western National Park Association, National Park Service, National
Wildlife Fund and Save LA Cougars.
The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains was founded over 20 years ago to Paint and Preserve the
unique natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The 156,000-
acre recreation area stretches from Runyon and Franklin Canyons in Hollywood to Point Mugu State Park in
Ventura County and contains over 500 miles of trails including the 67-mile long backbone trail that follows
the crest of the coastal mountains from Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu State Park.
The organization provides information, art, and an appreciation of the local mountains and seashore as a
public service and donates a portion of art sales to conservation and environmental organizations. The
group collaborates with national and local agencies such as Will Rodgers State Historic Park, National
Wildlife Federation, #SaveLACougars, Mountains Restoration Trust, Western National Parks Association,
National Park Service and King Gillette Visitor Center to present art shows and raise funds to help preserve
the mountains and beaches. The group also sponsors free monthly paint-outs on the second Saturday of
the month. The free paint outs provide a unique opportunity for any painter to enjoy a sense of camaraderie
with like-minded people and are a great way to see the beauty of the natural environment. A painting
demonstration and friendly critique is usually held at the paint-outs. The free paint-outs are from 9 am to 1
pm and are open to any artist and any media and at any skill level.
Contact the Allied Artists at http://allied-artists.com for more information.
Be Well and Do Good Things,