Artists Invited to Submit Art to Second Woolsey Fire Exhibit

Urs Baur took many photos like this burned out car, immediately following the Woolsey Fire. They can be seen in his publication, Woolsey Chronicles – Finding Beauty in Disaster. Photos by Urs Baur

The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission invites artists to submit their original art to the second installation of the City’s public art exhibit based on the Woolsey Fire, “Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising.” It is scheduled to be on display, September 23 through December 2019.

“The arts are an important part of life in Malibu, and artistic expression can have a real healing effect, as we saw from the huge popularity of the first Woolsey Fire art exhibition,” said Mayor Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner. “It was very moving to see how the exhibit brought community members together to reflect, heal, and support each other, and I hope everyone can join us for the reception of our second installation.”

The first installation of “Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising” was a collaborative community exhibition which featured photography, paintings, drawing, sculpture, short films, and written work. It has been on display in City Hall since May 2019 and will conclude at the end of August 2019.

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response and community interest, the Cultural Arts Commission will host a public opening reception at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265) on Friday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all to view at City Hall, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. RSVPs or tickets are not required.

Submissions of original artwork will be accepted through Sunday, August 18. Local artists are encouraged to submit their paintings, photography, sculptures, short films, written work, poetry, and other art inspired by the Woolsey Fire.

To submit artwork online: To apply in person, visit Malibu City Hall, Community Services Department (23825 Stuart Ranch Road) during business hours.


For more information, call (310) 456-2489 ext. 350.


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  1. This email just arrived Are you still accepting poems at this time? If so , What format do I need to use. Tnanks Linda

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