Things to do in Topanga Canyon

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What to do in Topanga Canyon?

Looking for a quick escape from Los Angeles? Come visit Topanga Canyon located in the Santa Monica Mountains and get away from it all. Head down the PCH and turn right onto Topanga Canyon Blvd. It will take you 15 minutes if there’s not much traffic. You can also take Topanga Canyon Boulevard South from the highway 101.

The first thing you can do in Topanga Canyon is improve your driving skills by navigating the twists and turns of Topanga Canyon Blvd. Jim Morrison once said, “Keep your eyes on the road and your hand upon the wheel.” The road has many bicyclists and the occasional coyote so share the road. Put in some tunes, and enjoy the ride through the spectacular Santa Monica mountains.  If you’re really really, really lucky you might even see a mountain lion…but probably not.

The stress of city life and traffic is melting away as you zig zag up the canyon pass. You roll down your windows and inhale the fresh air. On either side of you is a green blur of oak and sycamore trees. You’ve emerged from the fog. Its June gloom no longer. The air has warmed up, the sunlight hits your face and a deep blue sky emerges. You are on your way…

The second thing you can do in Topanga Canyon is visit the Topanga Canyon Gallery. In about 4 miles from PCH you’ll come into “town”. Make a right at second stop light and turn into the Pine Tree Circle mall. The gallery is located in the strip.  Come on in. Don’t be shy. There are many beautiful and affordable paintings, sculptures, ceramic mugs, plates and jewelry to look at and purchase for your home. Its a feast for your eyes!

Topanga scenes, animals and spiritual motifs are often depicted by the local artists in their imagery.  For these artists experience is reflected in their art. But not all art in the gallery is representational. There are quite a few abstract and conceptual artists here. Their art begs you to take a closer look and ponder universal ideals, the meaning of art, and current trends in society. Delight in the mastery of their craft, the beauty, and the passion each artist has for his and her medium. It is a gift for all who enter.

Chat up the friendly person sitting behind the desk. He or she is one of the member artists of the gallery and can answer all or some of your art related questions, tell you some Topanga lore or maybe give you a great recommendation of what to do in Topanga!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art is what I do. Always have, always will.
I have been drawing as long as I can remember.
The first drawing I can remember is of a Chestnut horse running against a blue sky.

I never had to decide what I was going to do.
I was drawn to the simple beauty of the natural world. Drawn to its elusive quality.
I’ve spent many hours with an animal by my side. Even now my dog Ricky is sleeping
away on his bed next to me in my studio. It’s a beautiful day.

By illuminating the uniqueness, the individuality of our natural world,
I intend to help preserve Earth’s living creatures and our environment.
I want to bring back vanishing shapes.

When people see my work I’d like them to take some time
to enjoy a positive response. Experience a quiet calm.
Celebrate creatures. Support conservation.

website: www.ArtistCarol.com

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