Allied Artists Returning to Village Green

By CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA | Reporter

Close to 15 local artists will be displaying their work on the Village Green on Sunday, July 21, as part of the third annual Allied Artists Art Show.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the artists will be displaying and selling their work on the historic community park that was founded in 1923 and is now maintained and operated as a private organization.

“Surrounded by local restaurants and businesses, it’s the center of activity for the Palisades,” said a press release about the Village Green. “The park is supported solely by donations and is maintained by volunteers. To this day, it stands as a symbol of our community’s spirit, generosity and love of beauty.”

The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore artwork consists of pieces based on the surrounding mountains as a way to “promote appreciation of our environment and to support conservation and maintenance of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and local parks.”

“One of our missions is to paint and preserve the Santa Monica Mountains,” said Russell Hunziker, an Allied Artists board member. “One of the ways we do that is to have these art shows four or five times a year.”

The proceeds from art sales go to local and national conservation efforts like the National Wildlife Federation, Will Rogers Historic State Park and #SavetheCougars. 

“I think it’s important for people in the Palisades to come out and help support the beautiful park that hard-working volunteers have maintained,” Hunziker said.

The Allied Artists will continue to display their works on September 8 at Rosenthal Wine Bar and Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 27.

Additionally, the group has a show currently on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum entitled “On Location at the Santa Monica Mountains” that runs through November 4.