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Here’s a preview of Santa Clarita arts-related events for July 26-28, 2017.

Jul 26, 2017: Spring Print Competition – Art Exhibit Reception at Santa Clarita City Hall

Jul 26, 2017 06:00 pm

Join us for reception celebrating the winners of the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association Spring Print Competition.

The SCVPA Spring Print Competition takes place on May 13 at the Sierra Hills Clubhouse. The annual competition features members’ artwork in a variety of categories.

The winners of each category and those receiving a merit are featured in the exhibition in the First Floor Gallery.

The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association is dedicated to advancing the art and business of photography.

For more information on the association, visit scvphotographers.com.

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Jul 27, 2017: ARTree Speaker Series – John Moffitt at The MAIN

Jul 27, 2017 07:00 pm

A student of art from an early age, Southern California native John Moffitt took up painting after leaving college in 1969. By the early seventies his exhibited oil paintings were winning awards in both traditional and modern categories and his tromp l’oeil or surrealistic styled works were added to area collections. Over the decades, Moffitt has honed his crafts as a fine artist, muralist, illustrator and scenic artist, always exhibiting a masterful handling of draftsmanship and the tools of the trade.

His interest in large scale painting led him to the motion picture industry in 1975 where he worked as a motion picture Scenic Artist creating hundreds of monumental landscapes and cityscape backdrops as well as murals, fine art and portraiture for films and television. From Goonies to Ghost Busters, the Lethal Weapon series, the Batman series and the Ironman series to Benjamin Button, Moffitt’s artwork has graced the screen, his work often “hidden in plain sight.”

Come hear John Moffitt speak about his life and work at the ARTree Speaker Series, Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at The MAIN in downtown Newhall.

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Jul 27, 2017: Meet the Author – Mary Alice Monroe at Barnes & Noble

Jul 27, 2017 07:00 pm

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe will be discussing her new book, “Beach House for Rent,” at the Barnes & Noble in Valencia on July 27.

Monroe has authored more than 20 books. She is passionate about conservation and the environment and writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life.

“Beach House for Rent” went on sale June 20. Books will be available for purchase and signing to follow. Refreshments will be served at the event.

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Jul 28, 2017: Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series at Downtown Valencia on Town Center Drive, Adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Valencia

Jul 28, 2017 07:00 pm

Back for the 18th exciting year, the Valencia Jazz & Blues Series continues to create an incredible atmosphere in downtown Valencia. Every Friday evening, over eight weeks, the Santa Clarita Valley is filled with the extraordinary sounds from some of the top Jazz and Blues recording artists in the world. Each week provides entertainment and fun for the whole family, including special food and beverages, activities for the kids and fundraising for local charities, while highlighting the local business Sponsors that make it all possible. These events offer a safe and festive atmosphere for our guests contributing to the incredible quality of life in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Coming up:

July 28 – Jim Gibson
August 4 – The Delgado Brothers

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Jul 28, 2017: SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series: An Evening With Joyce Woodson at The MAIN

Jul 28, 2017 08:00 pm

Award winning singer/songwriter Joyce Woodson is a Grammy-nominated performer and the recipient of the Western Music Association (WMA) 2014 Songwriter of the Year and 2008 Song of the Year. With roots in acoustic folk as well as vintage 1930’s cowboy music, her songs are about what she knows – the southern CA farmlands and the ranches that surround it. Come prepared to be delighted by her beautiful voice, compelling stories set to music, and her warm and entertaining stage presence.

Tickets: $25

Tickets can be purchased by calling (661) 347-9700

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Jul 28, 2017: Shakespeare in the Park: Othello at Rivendale Park & Open Space/Towsley Canyon

Jul 28, 2017 08:00 pm

Celebrate one of the longest running traditions in our community – free Shakespeare in the Park. Bring the family, a picnic and enjoy the open air free performances.

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Jul 28, 2017: Summer Movies in the Park at William S. Hart Park

Jul 28, 2017 08:00 pm

Don’t forget your lawn chairs or blankets and dinner! Time is approximate. All movies start at dusk!

Please remember that unleashed animals, smoking and alcohol are prohibited in the park at all times.

This summer’s lineup:

June 16 – Moana
June 30 – Rogue One – A Star Wars Story
July 14 – Lego: Batman Movie
July 28 – The Power Rangers
August 18 – Beauty and the Beast

Movie titles and show times are subject to changes. Food, snack and craft vendors are available.

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