2nd Story Gallery

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

September 2018

Friday September 14 & 21 and Saturdays 15 & 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

The San Dimas Festival of Arts presents the 2nd Story Gallery.

This month we are very honored to welcome a group of over sixteen local artists, under the collective name of Palomares Artist Workshop, in their first Art Exhibit and Sale here in the 2nd Story Gallery, within the Walker House, San Dimas.

The Palomares Artist Workshop is a fine art and social club consisting of local artists who meet at Palomares Park Senior Center in Pomona, California.

There is a social aspect to the group, which is encouraged, as this open format allows the free exchange of ideas and techniques. Members are primarily senior citizens, but all ages are welcome. These artists work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal and pastels. These artists have varying levels of experience, and spend their time together assisting and critiquing one another.

The Palomares Artist Workshop has an ongoing commitment to support their local communities and the San Dimas Festival of Arts is happy to showcase their talents in the 2nd Story Gallery this month. More information...

 

42nd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

California Images & History

April 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA [map]
Urban Art merges with Traditionalism in the San Dimas Festival of Arts 42nd Art Exhibition

California Images & History delivered another sensational display of fine art and sculpture highlighting the broad scenic spectrum and range of terrain encompassing the state of California.  This show brought together a diverse collection of artists, mediums and perspectives of California, from mountain to shore, its entertainment, oil and agricultural industries, and its many historic sites and scenes. There were artists on location painting throughout the city, special events throughout the weekend, and great art to see and purchase.

Click here for a list of exhibiting artists and a detailed calendar of events...

"Wheel of Life" by featured artist and Juror, April Raber

 

21st Fall Art Show and Appraisal Fair

October 20–22, 2017

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

The Festival of Arts presented a fine art show along with the ever popular Appraisal Fair. Both events were held at Civic Center Plaza – it’s where the arts and antiques merge together to create one exciting family and collector event!

 

41st Annual Fine Art Show

California Images & History

April 28-30, 2017

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

VIEW PHOTO ALBUM from this Exhibition on Flickr (opens in new tab)

Since the inception of the new theme, California Images & History, the San Dimas Festival of Arts has sought to bring innovative ideas to the forefront of the art festival season. The California Images & History theme is demonstrated by 30 artists who portray the vast diversity of the state with art that exemplifies the splendors of the coast, vast mountain ranges, and flourishing wine country. More details on the 41st 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...