Dream Catcher Exhibit Show and Sale
April 2- 30
The traditional Dream Catchers of the Plains have remained a place in Wichita artist Michael Chas Williams’ art while maintaining a source of and connection with the Spirituality of the People of Turtle Island.
A portion of the funds from art sales will be used to further the arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Moderately paced 4 mile 600’ gain hike on Rising Sun Trail to Tropical Terrace (Roberts Ranch) and Solstice Canyon Falls, then back along the canyon through oak and walnut groves by the stream. Meet 8:30 AM at parking lot kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd/Malibu Canyon exit, go south to Pacific Coast Hwy. From Malibu Canyon Rd intersection, go west on Pacific Coast Hwy 2¼ miles, turn inland on Corral Canyon Rd (at 76 Station), drive ¼ mile to park entrance, and continue on paved park road to parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 8 mile 1400’ gain hike on scenic trail through lovely canyon, then on fire road with great mountain and ocean views, to Buzzard’s Roost. Meet 8 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd to paved trailhead parking area on west side just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101 about 1¾ miles past Mulholland Hwy). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
The newly completed Backbone Trail winds 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On the fourth section we’ll start at the Encinal Canyon Rd trailhead parking area and pass through Trancas Canyon, Upper Zuma Canyon and Newton Canyon, before ending at the Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead.
MODERATE 8 miles with an elevation gain of 1,844 ft. and loss of 300 ft.
We will meet at Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead at 9:00 a.m. From here we will shuttle to Encinal Canyon trailhead.
Directions Southbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From PCH, head north on Latigo Canyon Rd and take it for 7.2 miles. Park in the large dirt parking lot to the right of the road about .4 miles past mile marker 3.66 (and before mile marker 3.02).
Directions Northbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From Hwy101, exit at Kanan Rd and take it south for 6.6 miles. Half a mile after crossing Mulholland Hwy, turn left onto Latigo Canyon Rd and continue south for another 3 miles. Shortly after passing mile marker 3.02, park in the large dirt parking lot to the left.
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Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.
We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!
Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale
Potter Kirsty Iredale finds continual inspiration from the plants and creatures of the chaparral surrounding her Santa Monica Mountains
Her functional art captures nature’s designs in clay. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Dates: May 5 – June 28 9 – 5 daily
Meet the Artist Reception: Sat, May 5 1 pm – 3 pm
Meet the Artist
Hand in Hand with Nature- Pottery Exhibit and Sale
Saturday May 5 1 pm – 3 pm
Potter Kirsty Iredale finds continual inspiration from the plants and creatures of the chaparral surrounding her Santa Monica Mountains studio. Her functional art captures nature’s designs in clay. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
Two workshops available!
Lokota Native, Kathy Willcuts will be leading a workshop on beaded bracelets. She will sharing beading traditions from her tribe, and the basics of creating very own bracelet.
There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshops begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided and all ages welcome.
To make reservations please email: email@example.com or call 805-418-3163. Please include which workshop you will be attending, how many in your party, the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve early!
If you have general questions about the location and directions please call the visitor center at 805-370-2301.