Ojai's 33rd Art in the Park

The time is now to think art. If you are a fine artist or appreciate the arts make your plans now to take part in the traditional opening weekend of summer with the 33rd annual “Art in the Park.”

The open-air juried art show is presented by the Ojai Center for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery St., the oldest nonprofit art center in California. Drawing artists from all over California, the Art Center accepts work in the following categories: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass, wood, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fine jewelry, and mixed media. Cash prizes are awarded, but the weekend offers something more.

Ojai maybe a small town but is blessed with a large number of artists and hosts quality galleries set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain views and surrounded by enough open space for a solitary hike. At the forefront of the slow food movement, those attending the event can peruse a variety of eateries, several wine tasting rooms, and a superb farmer’s market on Sunday. In the evening Ojai offers several live theatre and music venues and only minutes away by foot.

Plan ahead and take part in an Ojai tradition under the canopy of Libbey Park’s century-old oak trees. Enjoy the beautiful casual surroundings and mingle with artists and patrons throughout the weekend.

Come discover Ojai this Memorial Day weekend.

For an artist’s application or further information about Art In The Park, call (805) 646-0117 or go online at www.ojaiartcenter.org.