Not only is the luxurious city of Malibu home to idyllic beachfronts and impossibly expensive real estate, but it also has an often-overlooked relationship with arts and culture. From artistic events to frequent theater performances, Malibu’s art talent seems to be renewed and inspired by the city’s iconic and serene setting that lends itself to a carefree yet passionate lifestyle of pursuing happiness and artistic goals at once. It’s no wonder so many Hollywood celebrities and L.A. musicians choose to make their home in Malibu’s cultural vicinity!
The Top “Must-See” Culture and Art Locales and Events in Malibu
Film connoisseurs will enjoy events like the Malibu Film Festival, which includes brand new movie premieres from the United States and all over the world, with a focus on artful short films. The event is held in November of each year.
At Malibu-based Pepperdine University, the Smothers Theatre holds live performances in the categories of dance, plays, music, and opera while also functioning as a concert venue. Pepperdine University is also home to the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, which showcases exhibitions, historical art, and contemporary art from artists ranging from students to nationally recognized masters. Admission to the museum is free, while shows at the Center for the Arts will vary in price depending on your ticket.
Malibu Playhouse is another popular live theater destination. Situated inside of a historic church, the converted theater provides an incredible viewing experience for audience members wishing to soak up the spectacle of play performances.
Located just outside of the Malibu city limits near Pacific Palisades, Getty Villa is an art museum that showcases artwork, cultural artifacts sculptures, and antiquities from the ancient civilizations of Etruria, Rome, and Greece. It’s also associated with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Throughout Malibu’s cultural streets, you can also gaze upon public art pieces and installations created by the Malibu Art Association, which also holds shows, workshops, and demonstrations.
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