Van Dyke is Malibu art show’s star



JANET LAIRD/Special to The Acorn GOOD GENES- Wesley Van  Dyke  of  Agoura  Hills,  with  his grandfather,  the  famed  comedian  Dick Van  Dyke,  will  be  the featured artist at the Malibu Arts Festival on July 26 and 27.

JANET LAIRD/Special to The Acorn GOOD GENES- Wesley Van Dyke of Agoura Hills, with his grandfather, the famed comedian Dick Van Dyke, will be the featured artist at the Malibu Arts Festival on July 26 and 27.


The Malibu Art Association will present just one of the many exhibits at the Malibu Arts Festival set to return later this month.

Proceeds from sales at the association’s booth will help fund college scholarships for local artists.

The Malibu Arts Festival, now in its 37th year, will showcase over 200 exhibits and artist booths with original art from all over California.

The show, which is produced by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, will be open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sat. July 26 and Sun., July 27 at Civic Center Way between Webb Way and Cross Creek just one block off the Pacific Coast Highway.

Since 1963, the Malibu Art Association has served as a vital nonprofit community talent pool and educational organization of more than 150 artists and patrons, many of whom reside in Malibu. Promoting art appreciation and education in the community, each year the art association produces several juried exhibitions and local art events, the benefits of which, in part, fund art education scholarships.

The association also provides art books and DVDs to the Malibu Public Library and art supplies to Malibu High School.

During the two-day weekend festival goers can visit with the artists and learn about the creation of art in a multitude of genres. The lineup includes painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and other unique artisans.

This year’s featured artist is Wesley Van Dyke, grandson of Emmy and Tony award-winning actor Dick Van Dyke. The younger Van Dyke, who lives in Agoura Hills, is an accomplished acrylic and oil painter.

The art show’s special juror will be master artist and accomplished teacher, Patrick Harper, whose paintings and sculptures reflect the beauty and history of the Southwest. Harper is an art instructor at the Otis College of Art, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and at UCLA Extension.

The Arts Festival has expanded its venue with an entertainment stage where musicians perform each day, a children’s workshop where kids work with artists to create their own art, a new dining terrace and garden area featuring music, coffee and menu items.

For more information about the Malibu art weekend visit www.malibuartsfestival.com.

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