Art Show Celebrates the Beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore (AASMMS) in supporting the Western National Park Association and National Park Service on Sunday March 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302. 

The group will present an art exhibit and sale featuring 20 local artists displaying representational landscape and seascape paintings of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). This year’s show will be a celebration of the continued recovery after the devastating wildfires that burnt almost 100,000 acres of the Santa Monica Mountains. Also at the event, representatives for the #SaveLACougars campaign will provide educational materials and information about the proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing.

The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains was founded more than 20 years ago to paint and preserve the unique natural beauty of the SMMNRA. The 156,000-acre recreation area stretches from Runyon and Franklin Canyons in Hollywood to Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County and contains over 500 miles of trails including the 67-mile long Backbone Trail that follows the crest of the coastal mountains from Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu State Park.

The AASMS provides information, environmental education and conservation through art and public service. The members of Allied Artists organize exhibitions of their paintings in order to raise money and increase public awareness of the endangered land that they depict in their paintings. They collaborate with local, state and national agencies to present several art shows a year in local and natural settings in and around the recreation area.

The Allied Artists group also sponsors free monthly paint-outs on the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at various locations throughout the recreation area. They are open to any artist in any media and at any skill level and  include a painting demonstration and friendly critique. It’s a great way to see the beauty of the natural environment and provides a unique opportunity for any painter to enjoy a sense of camaraderie and a great way to see the beauty of the natural environment.


Visit the Allied Artists at for more information about membership, paint-outs and upcoming art shows.


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