Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore in supporting the Palisades Village Green and local and national conservation organizations. The art group will host an art exhibit and sale onSunday July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Palisades Village Green 15280 Sunset Blvd. Fifteen local artists will be displaying and selling their original landscapes of the nearby Santa Monica National Recreation Area.
The Village Green is a beautiful park in the center of Pacific Palisades. Located on the site of the original park founded in 1923 it was later leased to Standard Oil for a gas station. The community dreamed of the recreating the Village Green Park and in August 1973 the privately funded park was created as a place of beauty to be enjoyed from within and admired from a distance. The tree-lined park features a fountain, benches and lawn area. Surrounded by local restaurants and businesses it’s the center of activity for the Palisades. The park is supported solely by donations and is maintained by volunteers. To this day, it stands as a symbol of our community’s spirit, generosity and love of beauty.
Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore is a 20-year-old organization of local fine artists that paint representational art of the Santa Monica Mountains and beaches to promote appreciation of our environment and to support conservation and maintenance Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and local parks.
The group of artists provides information, art, and an appreciation of the local mountains and seashore as a public service and donates a portion of art sales to conservation and environmental organizations. The group collaborates with local agencies such as Will Rodgers State Historic Park National Wildlife Federation, Mountains Restoration Trust, and King Gillette Visitor Center to present art and raise funds to help preserve the mountains and beaches. The group also sponsors free monthly paint-outs on the second Saturday of the month. The free paint outs provide a unique opportunity for any painter to enjoy a sense of camaraderie with like-minded people and are a great way to see the beauty of the natural environment. A painting demonstration and friendly critique is usually held at the paint-outs. The free paint-outs are from 9 am to 1 pm and are open to any artist and any media and at any skill level. Contact the allied artists at www http://allied-artists.com for more information.
Submitted by Russ Hunziker,