Catalina Island art
Catalina Island has long been a muse to artists. For generations, Catalina Island art has been produced in an array of media by professional and amateur artists. With its dramatic vistas, inspiring seascapes and vivid terrain, Santa Catalina’s undeveloped interior is exceptionally inspiring for landscape artists.
Plein air, an artistic style where artists create directly from real life, painting while in the open air, is particularly suited for capturing the island’s beauty. Dozens of world renowned plein air artists have created art on the island. The Catalina Conservancy will be celebrating both the style of painting and the island itself on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Newport Harbor Yacht Club during the Fifth Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale. The show is open to the public and will feature works from eight nationally celebrated plein air artists. Works featured will showcase the island, particularly lands protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Charged with preserving and protecting Catalina Island in its natural state in perpetuity, the Catalina Island Conservancy’s mission is education, conservation and recreation. The non-profit owns – and protects – approximately 90 percent of Santa Catalina, ensuring that the island will continue to inspire artists – and the general public – for generations to come.