San Dimas Festival of Arts presents

Student Wildlife Art Show

Saturday, November 2, 2019, noon to 9pm
at the Walker House, 121 N. San Dimas Ave. (directions).

 

San Dimas Festival of Arts presents

A Songwriters Christmas

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 6:30pm
at the San Dimas Senior Center, 201 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773

Table Decorating Contest

Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:30 pm
at the San Dimas Senior Center, 201 E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773

Theme is “TIS THE SEASON”

Hostesses/Host will supply:

  • Plates - do not have to have china (everyday dishes or paper plates will be fine)
  • Glasses - for ice-tea/water
  • Coffee cups
  • Silverware
  • Table decorations - keep in mind that your guests will want to see each other across the table. People don't like it when they have to look around decorations to have a conversation.
  • Most hostesses/hosts give their guests a small favor; it could be anything from chocolate to a bookmark, this is not meant to be a burden or great expense.

Hostesses/Hosts are not responsible for inviting guests to sit at their table although it is encouraged. It is always more fun to have your friends and/or family seated with you. And after all this is a fundraiser!

Reservations are $35.00 each, or fill your table of 6 seats for $180.
Access for set up at 4:30 pm (two hours before event starts). 

The Festival will supply:

  • Round, white tablecloths
  • 60" round tables with 6 chairs
  • Clear plastic plates to serve food on (we don't want to interfere with your decorations).
  • Food, desert and necessary condiments for tea and coffee

A prize will be awarded for the table best representing the theme.

Registration open through November 9, 2019.
Register at or call 909-599-5374.

 

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]
Urban Art merges with Traditionalism in the San Dimas Festival of Arts 42nd Art Exhibition

The 43rd Annual Festival of Arts in San Dimas, California featured a diverse array of thirty nationally and internationally recognized artists, who brought their diverse talents to the community in a showcase of varying mediums, genres, and styles.

The format for the show highlighted the beauty of California from mountain to shore—its images, history, and unique industries. See Full Schedule of events...

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

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.

Click here for a list of exhibiting artists and full schedule of events...

 

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

 

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...