Small Words Art Sale PosterSmall Works Art Sale & Appraisal Fair

October 22 & 23, 2016

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

The Festival of Arts presents their newest events for the month of October, the Small Works Art Show, Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, along with the ever popular FunPraisal–Appraisal Fair (Saturday only). Both events are held at Civic Center Plaza – it’s where the arts and antiques merge together to create one exciting family and collector event!

Preview special! Check out this blog page to see some of the artwork that will be on sale this weekend and you can even buy now and pick up at the show!

Small artworks are a favorite among collectors due to their scale and affordability. This show begins with a Preview Reception and Meet-the-Artists event on the evening of Friday, October 21, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. The awards ceremony begins at 6:00 pm. Included in this event are music, craft beer, and hand-made pizzas available for purchase from San Dimas local Ryan Wilson of Fire Fresh Pizza.

Speaking of collectors, the ever-popular FunPraisal–Appraisers Fair is on Saturday only from 10 am – 2 pm. While the venue has changed from the Walker House to the Civic Center, the excitement has not. Bring in your granny’s quilts, old letters, vintage toys and more, for a professional verbal valuation from a certified appraiser…you’ll be surprised and delighted by what your treasures are worth. Tickets for no more than 3 items at $15 each may be purchased at the door. (More info in the sidebar on the right.)

There are also the crowd favorite, Richard Myer’s Play with Clay on Sunday and the ongoing Children’s exhibit from our local emerging talent.

Win a raffle for the work of listed artist Justin Tso, a highly collectible and sought-after artist whose work had been featured during the Festival of Arts Western Arts Shows. Tso is an American Indian from the Navajo Nation and currently lives near Canyon de Chelly. Some of his paintings have been sold to Houston Oilers owner, Ronald McDonald House, and more. His work commands thousands of dollars so do not let the opportunity go by without trying your hand at the silent auction.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • Preview Reception with Fire Fresh Pizza: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Awards Ceremony: 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • Gallery Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • FunPraisal Appraisers Fair: 10 am – 2:00 pm
  • Student Gallery: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Gallery Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Richard Myer’s Play with Clay: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Student Art Awards: 3:00 pm

All Events are FREE.

For more information, contact:
Show Chair: Jeanette Page
Festival Secretary: Judi Smith
Festival phone: 909-599-5374
Email: