Spring Art Show, Art in the Park grace the beauty of Crystal Cove with a weekend of creativity

The shimmering ocean and rolling hillsides of Crystal Cove State Park have long inspired artists to paint, write, photograph, compose, tell stories, dance, and sketch. Be it a watercolor, a dance, or a musical composition, artists from different genres continue to be inspired by the beauty of the park and the spectacular landscapes, breathtaking scenery, and abundant gifts from nature.

On Friday, March 29, the Spring Art Show Artists Reception takes place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This juried show features the work of 50 local artists along with live music, food and refreshments. Admission is $20 to the general public, $10 for Conservancy members. Tickets can be purchased at https://crystalcove.org/event/spring-art-show-3/

On Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in the Crystal Cove Historic District, Crystal Cove State Park and Crystal Cove Conservancy will host a Spring Art Show and Art in the Park – a day filled with activities that celebrate the integration of art and nature through workshops, performances and activities. The Public Art Show continues on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. One-half of the proceeds from the Art Show benefit Crystal Cove Conservancy.

Spring Art Show

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Courtesy of Crystal Cove Conservancy

Participants demonstrate their creativity at Art in the Park

The schedule of events for Art in the Park on Saturday, March 30 (more events will continue to be added) include:

Sea Glass Beach Walk from 9:30 - 10 a.m. Meet in the Education Commons. Come walk along the shoreline with Rick as he shares tips and tricks for finding sea glass and afterwards make your own one-of-a-kind creation. Free; register online.

Native American Blessing from 10 - 10:30 a.m. with Jacque Nunez in the Education Commons. Nunez is a descendent of Crystal Cove’s local tribe, the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation.

Watercolor Painting from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the Promenade with artist Pamme Turner of the Saddleback Emeritus Institute.

Sea Glass Wrapping from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Education Commons.

Spring Art Show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Education Commons. (The Public Art Show continues on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Bazaar from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Education Commons.

Native American Basket Weaving from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. with Jacque Nunez at the Beaches Cottage (Cottage #13). Materials fee is $5 to the public, free to Crystal Cove Conservancy members. Register online.

Squid Dissection and Ink Art from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Cottage #22. Come learn about the anatomy of a squid and use the squid’s ink sac and pen to create your own art piece.

Native American Storytelling from 12 - 1 p.m. with Jacque Nunez at the Beaches Cottage (Cottage #13).

Nature Poetry Workshop from 1 - 2 p.m. with writer Thea Gavin at Cottage #22. With the outdoors as inspiration and classroom, learn new ways of “giving voice” and connecting with nature through simple writing exercises that will combine methodical observation with wild creativity. Limited space available. Register online.

Native American Basket Weaving from 1 - 2 p.m. with Jacque Nunez at the Beaches Cottage (Cottage #13). Materials fee is $5 to the public; free to Crystal Cove Conservancy members. Register online for the basket-weaving session.

Acoustic Guitar from 2 - 3 p.m. with David Barba outside the Visitor’s Center.

On Monday, April 1, certain artists may be offered to display their work in the Park store’s permanent gallery.

For updated information and to register for events, visit www.crystalcove.com. If you are an artist and interested in entering the Art Show, visit www.onlinejuriedshiws.com for eligibility and guidelines or call 949.376.6200.