The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore hosts FREE monthly paint-outs on the second Saturday of the month. Plein air paint-outs are a great way to meet other artists and discover new sites for inspiration. All plein air artists and art enthusiasts are welcome to participate, no membership required. Bring your own art supplies, water, lunch, sunscreen and repellent, hat and walking shoes. Rain cancels the paint-out.

This historic location was the home of “America’s most beloved citizen” Will Rogers from 1928 to 1935 and provides hiking trails, a gift store & visitor center and tours of the the iconic western ranch house which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The park has a number of trails that crisscross the grand landscape of the park’s 186 acres. The grounds provide many beautiful painting sites, including the beautiful ranch style home, stately eucalyptus lined paths and riding stables and views of Santa Monica and the ocean from the upper trails. Painting demonstration at 9 a.m. by watercolorist and art teacher Tim Kitz. No critique this month.

Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades. From PCH, take Sunset Blvd 5 miles inland to entrance sign on left side of the road at Will Rogers State Park Rd. Parking lot open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking Fee: $12/car. Facilities.

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Submitted by Russell Hunziker.

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