The City of Malibu and the Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission invite local students to participate in the 2020 Student Art Exhibit, which opens with a public reception Friday, February 7, 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall.

“I look forward to seeing the wide variety of media and depth of artistic expression that our talented young local artists create,” said Mayor Karen Farrer. “I am very proud of the impressive accomplishments of our Youth Commission and their hard work and passion for contributing to the Malibu community.”

The exhibit will feature original artwork by Malibu youth in grades TK-12 and will be open for viewing in City Hall February 10 through March 6 during open hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The reception on February 7 will include light refreshments and poetry readings by Malibu High School students as part of the Malibu Poet Laureate Program.

Artists may submit artwork Monday, January 20 through Wednesday, January 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Michael Landon Center at Malibu Bluffs Park.

Due to the limited amount of gallery space, priority will be given to students residing in Malibu. Artwork submitted after January 29, 2020 will only be considered based on available gallery space.

Submission requirements:

Complete and sign the Malibu Student Art Exhibit Application and Artwork License and Release Form. The form is available to download and print at or in-person at the Michael Landon Center at Malibu Bluffs Park. Submit the completed form with your artwork to the Michael Landon Center.

Artwork hanging guidelines:

Framed artwork is preferred.

Include matting or framing and a firmly fixed backing with a secure hanging medium.

For framed artwork, remove glass front. The weight must be less than 2 lbs.

If artwork does not include a secure hanging mechanism, it may be altered.

For more information, visit or call 310-317-1364.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff, Malibu Media Information Officer

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