Los Altos History Museum’s Exhibition “Paint the Town” Closes October 7th

By September 19, 2018Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 19, 2018)  The Los Altos History Museum will hold a closing ceremony for its current exhibition: Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past,”on Sunday, October 7th, from 12-2pm.

The exhibition features artwork of historic places, buildings, structures, memorials, and homes that tells the story of our community’s rich history. More than 50 local artists contributed their work in response to the Museum’s invitation to “paint the town,” with art representing “echoes of the past.” Each artist chose from a list of sites in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the surrounding area, with some artists choosing to interpret more than one site.

Visitors to the exhibition have been invited to vote for their favorite work of art by dropping a ballot in the Ballot Box in the Museum’s lobby. Winners in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place categories, as well as two honorable mentions, were previously chosen by a panel of experts, and announced at the opening reception in July. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at the closing reception on October 7th, which is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

The Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collectionspermanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.

The Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, go to: www.losaltoshistory.org, email hello@losaltoshistory.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

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Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10, eward@losaltoshistory.org