2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
Native American Winter Solstice Sale Set for December 2
Contact: Kate Kuykendall, 805-370-2343
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- As an early winter solstice celebration, and just in time for holiday shopping, the National Park Service will host its annual Winter Solstice Art Show and Sale on Sunday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park.
More than a dozen Native American artists from various tribes will show and sell paintings, ceramics, stone carvings, dreamcatchers, gourds and musical instruments.
Renowned Potawatami artist Nadiya Littlewarrior presents gourd workshops throughout the American Southwest, and will be showing some of her most celebrated work. Other artists of note include painter and architect Michael Williams, photographer Valena Dismukes, and Chumash stone carver Ted Garcia.
Support traditional and original artwork and learn the techniques and traditions behind the gift. All ages are welcome, and the program and parking are free. Call the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency visitor center for more information: 805-370-2301.
Directions to Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center:
Did You Know?
On June 13, 1980, Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash and concerned citizens fulfilled a dream-- a place for families to explore our natural world and learn about the Chumash. Satwiwa in Newbury Park, CA celebrates the beauty of the mountains and all Native American cultures.