Calabasas Fine Arts Festival to feature many talented artists – Calabasas Real Estate
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival to feature many talented artists2011-04-28 / Dining & Entertainment
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at the Calabasas Civic Center and The Commons shopping center.
The show brings culture to the community and allows people to support local artists, said Perry Castellano, a chef and a metal sculpture artist who has shown his abstract nature pieces at previous Calabasas festivals.
“Any art festival that comes into our area is good because it exposes the community to art and it gives local artists a venue to show their work,” Castellano said.
The Calabasas fine art show started in 1997 with 35 vendors. It has grown to feature more than 150 sculptors, painters, photographers and other fine artisans.
“There were over 240 applications this year, and approxi- mately 150 artists were selected to participate,” said Aimee Haber, special events coordinator for Calabasas.
Two years ago, the Arts
Council began collaborating with The Commons to showcase artists at the center.
The 2011 Calabasas Fine Arts Festival will feature a number of returning artists along with many appearing for the first time.
The show will include many types of art, such as glass, acrylic, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, photography, jewelry and pottery.
Gourd artist Stephen Browning of Lomita, who will participate in the festival with fellow gourd artist Valentin Ruesga for the first time this year, said he looks forward to showing his works.
Calabasas features many great events throughout the year. The Calabasas Fine Arts Festival is no exception. Located at the Calabasas Commons and the Calabasas Civic Center, this event will take place from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday this upcoming weekend. Come out to support the arts and to enjoy a nice weekend in Calabasas.