43rd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

California Images & History

April 26, 27 & 28, 2019

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

Final preparations are underway for the opening of the 43rd Annual Festival of Arts in San Dimas, California. This exhibit features a diverse array of thirty nationally and internationally recognized artists, who bring their diverse talents to the community in a showcase of varying mediums, genres, and styles. The exhibition will open on Friday, April 26th and run through Sunday, April 28th, 2019, at Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, California. The format for the show highlights the beauty of California from mountain to shore—its images, history, and unique industries. The exhibit is open and free on Saturday and Sunday and the public is invited to come, to meet the artists, and to experience the beauty and wonder of California through the lens of the artists’ eyes. All works will be for sale.

This year, the Festival is thrilled to welcome as its Featured Artist, the magnificent work of Mian Situ. Situ is truly a master storyteller. His works are skillfully painted, beautifully designed, and depict provocative and complex narratives. It is as though you are reading a book when you look at Situ’s works—a book where the narrative is purely visual. There are no words, but the images themselves evoke such emotion and are so purely rendered that there is little question as to their meaning. It is no wonder that Mian Situ has earned such prestigious designations as a Master of Western Art, a Signature Member of the Art Club of California, and a Master Signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Read more about Mian Situ...

Featured Artist

"Overseer, Chinatown, SF" by featured artist Mian Situ.

There is something for everyone in this show. Come meet all of the artists and experience the wide array of styles and depictions, all showcasing the beauty of the state of California. You won’t want to miss this show! — by Angela Koenig

California Images & History
Schedule of Events

Admission is free with the exception of Premier Opening and Awards Dinner.
Parking is always free.

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Plein Air Event: 8:00 am – 12 noon. Artists will be located around San Dimas area.
  • Premier Gallery Opening & Reception: 6:00 pm – 9:30. Hors d’oeuvres & Hosted Bar (Reservations are required for this event; $40 each non-members, $35 for members.)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Plein Air Event: 8:00 am – 12 noon. Artists will be located around San Dimas area.
  • Gallery open: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Free admission.
  • Quick Draw: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, followed by
  • Quick Draw Auction with Auctioneer Galen Metz: 2:15 pm
  • Awards Dinner: 6:00 pm. Dinner & non-hosted Bar (reservations are required for this event; $40 each non-members, $35 for members)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • Gallery open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free admission.
  • Seminar in Council Chambers by Featured Artist Mian Situ: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Play with Clay with Richard Myer: 1:00 pm
  • Gift Card Raffle $5/ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Raffle value over $500. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased purchase ahead of time by calling 909-599-5374, or during the show at the Information Booth.
  • Raffle drawing held at 3:00 pm Sunday. Over $500 to one lucky winner!
  • Exhibition closes at 4:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The list of Exhibiting Artists is included in a sidebar to the right.

For more information, contact us at (909) 599-5374 or via email at