2nd Story Gallery

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

October 2018

Student Wildlife Art Show

Saturday and Sunday,
October 20 & 21, from 11am – 4pm

Instead of being part of a big show in the Community Building, this year the Student Wildlife Art Show will be held in the 2nd Story Gallery in the Walker House on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, from 11am – 4pm.

All artwork on display is from local students TK – 8th Grades.

Also on Sunday, from 11am – 2pm, there will be some FREE FUN events outside the Walker House:

  • Planet Rehab Animal Encounter
  • Face Painting
  • Wildlife Coloring Station
  • Lemonade Stand

This fun event is being sponsored by Bonita Unified School District, City of San Dimas, Alline and Ron Kranzer, Planet Rehab, McKinley Children’s Center, San Dimas Animal Hospital, and San Dimas Festival of Arts.

November 2018

Call for Artists – Themed Art Show – Veterans Our Heroes!

In November we’re having a themed Art Show and Sale – Veterans Our Heroes – so we’ve got a Call for Artists with some wonderful cash prizes from our sponsors.

Show is Fridays and Saturdays, November 9, 10 & 16, 17 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Artist Reception: Friday November 9
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, November 10, at 7pm

Best in Show: $250 (sponsored by SureShot, a local veteran owned and run Gun Store in San Dimas).

We have 3 categories each with a $100 First Place award (sponsors include San Dimas H.E.R.O.E.S.) and Most Original $50 (sponsored by Dale and Pauline Bird)

We will also be collecting donations for Military K-9s during this show to be delivered to Camp Pendleton by a group of Veterans

An Artist Reception is provided by Luca Bella Restaurant and the San Dimas Festival of Arts on Friday evenings

Please visit our website for more details: www.sandimasarts.org or email 2ndStoryGallery@SanDimasArts.org

Download: Call for Artists (PDF) with entry details plus an Artist Release Form (PDF). 


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...