Santa Clarita’s arts calendar is brimming with events the whole community can enjoy with the return of the Sidewalk Poetry Project, new calls for artists, and the highly anticipated 30th Annual Crafts Fair.
Sidewalk Poetry 2022
Registration deadline: November 22, 2021
CALL FOR POETRY!
The Sidewalk Poetry Project 2022 is now open for submissions! This year’s theme is “What is the house?” “
Poems should reflect on the links with physical or emotional spaces. What does the house mean to you?
The Sidewalk Poetry Project prints the original poetry in sections of damaged sidewalks that are being rehabilitated, so final locations will be determined based on availability.
Selected poems can be placed near parks, bus stops, footpaths, crosswalks, schools or shopping malls. Let the Santa Clarita landscape and the built environment be your inspiration.
Details on registration rules and deadlines can be found [HERE].
You can find previous winning poems [HERE].
Tradition in contemporary art
Downtown art space
November 10 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Plan to attend an artist reception to meet artist Chiho Harazaki from the latest exhibition at Town Center Art Space at Westfield Valencia Shopping Center.
There will be light refreshments and koto and violin concerts performed by Cal Arts graduates Kozue Matsumoto and Kanoa Igarashi.
Chiho worked on site for three days to assemble the mural, and buyers had the opportunity to watch the process and chat with the artist.
Visit the artist’s website: chihoharazaki.com.
Call for artists
Gallery of the first floor of the town hall
The City of Santa Clarita is looking for artwork for the next exhibition which will open at the Town Hall’s First Floor Gallery in December.
The âCreative Portraitsâ exhibition will present unique and creative portraits of people, which can be abstract, surreal or representative. Stay away from realistic portraits, think outside the box.
Portraits don’t have to be self-portraits, they can be of another individual. Artworks must show only one (1) face (no group or multiple faces will be accepted). Applicants may submit works of art in any medium of their choice, including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and textiles.
More details and the registration form are available [HERE].
Art craft exhibition route available soon!
Part of Light Up Main Street
Newhall Old Town
November 20, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season as you stroll through Fine Craft Show Lane in Old Town Newhall at the upcoming Light Up Main Street celebration.
The street will be adorned with thousands of lights and you will find real snow, crafts, artists, food and drink, reindeer, photos with Santa Claus, live music and dancing.
Lighting for the 23-foot Christmas tree will take place at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Old Town Newhall Library.
Fine Craft Show Lane will feature unique gifts for the holiday season, from handcrafted jewelry and candles to beautifully designed handbags and watercolor paintings.
In addition to the local restaurants along Main Street, 10 food trucks offering a range of savory and sweet options will also be on site.
Other events coming up this month in Santa Clarita:
Flutterby open art studio
The Tree of ART
November 6 – 10:00 a.m.
JR’s Comedy Club
November 6 – 7:00 p.m.
SCAA Classic Art
Valencia Mercedes Benz
November 6 – noon
JR’s Comedy Club
November 13 – 7:00 p.m.
JR’s Comedy Club
November 13 – 9:00 p.m.
A day of art
Santa Clarita Assistance League
November 14 – 11:00 a.m.
College of the Canyons
November 16 – 2:30 p.m.
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
November 18 – 21
November 5 – TSOL
November 6 – Y&T
November 12 – Pablo Cruise
November 13 – Rush Tribute