41st Annual Fine Art Show

California Images & History

April 28-30, 2017

Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA [map]

Celebrating 41 years, the San Dimas Festival of Arts will present California Images & History in April 2017. Our annual show highlights the vast diversity of the state with art that exemplifies the splendors of the coast, vast mountain ranges, flourishing wine country, and Hollywood.

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2nd Story Gallery

Historic Walker House, 121 North San Dimas Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773. (909) 599-5374.

The San Dimas Festival of Arts 2nd Story Gallery highlights local artists with monthly shows. The gallery is located in the historic Walker House and is open to the public, free of charge, on the 2nd & 3rd Friday and Saturday evenings of each month from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Parking is also free. Artist receptions with wine and hors d’oeuvres are held on Friday evenings. More details...

September 2016

Gallery Open: September 9, 10 and 16, 17, 2016 / from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

The Festival of Arts-2nd Story Gallery will feature three artists during the September show: Maryann Kvietkauskas Rachford and Meredith and Patricia Bailey. More info...

 

40th Annual Fine Art Show

California Images & History

April 22–24, 2016

Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA [map]

Celebrating 40 years, the San Dimas Festival of Arts presented California Images & History to an enthusiastic audience.

Previously, the Festival proudly showcased artists who reflected the ‘Old West Attitude.’ Beginning last year, the Spring show adopted a new theme: California Images & History. This change better highlights the vast diversity of the state with art that exemplifies the splendors of the coast, vast mountain ranges, flourishing wine country, and Hollywood.

More details on the 40th Annual Fine Art Show page including a list of exhibiting artists.

2016 Spirit of the West

Martin Grelle

Reverence by Martin GrelleOn April 23, 2016, Martin Grelle, one of the top western artists in the country, was honored by the Festival of Arts 2016 with their Spirit of the West award.

Martin’s relationship with the Festival began in 1977 when he exhibited his work in the first seven years of their western themed shows. Therefore, it is a fitting tribute that after 33 years, the Festival celebrates their 40th Anniversary with Martin Grelle from a fledgling artist to his brilliant rise in the art world.

The Spirit of the West award was presented by Congressman David Dreier during the Awards Diner. Earlier in the day, Grelle acted as a judge for the show and also entertained us with a lecture on his work.

Martin Grelle is a listed artist with work selling in some of the top auction houses and galleries around the country. His work captures the spirit, beauty, and vastness of the West in his historically accurate, compelling images. His art portrays the diverse cultures of the American West with sensitivit, but it is his thorough research and experience as a horseman that sets his work above the rest. Full story...

 

‘Living Wild’ – 19th Annual Wildlife & Landscape Art Show

October 16, 17 & 18, 2015

Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA [map]

Featuring original wildlife and landscape paintings, sculpture, and photography

The ‘Living Wild’ art/cultural/environmental and family-fun event has been a staple in San Dimas Community for 19 years. Featured in this show were an impressive 21 artists, photographers and sculptors who specialize in creating artworks that depict wildlife and their habitats.

More details and a list of exhibiting artists...