Museum projecting holiday art outdoors

“Frosty and Fido” by Brian Stewart, private collection. Courtesy photo

Courtesy Catalina Island Museum

The Catalina Island Museum has brought another exhibition outdoors for the community to experience. This exhibition features holiday inspired paintings which will be projected as larger-than-life images nightly from 5 to 8 p.m. along Metropole Avenue and Crescent Street. This special holiday display will run through Jan. 1, 2021.

As the Catalina Island Mu­­se­um’s galleries remain closed, its staffers are constantly working to creatively present art and culture to the Avalon community and beyond.

“We thought it was especially important to provide an artful distraction and to safely spread joy this holiday season,” said Julie Perlin Lee, executive director of the Catalina Island Museum. “This outdoor projection represents some images of an exhibition that was originally planned for this winter. We are thrilled to share a selection of these images now since the exhibition itself had to be postponed.”

The projection will be available for viewing nightly from 5 to 8 p.m. on the corner of Crescent Street and Metropole Avenue through Jan. 1, 2021.

When visiting the outdoor holiday painting exhibition, the museum encourages visitors to take safety precautions seriously including wearing a face covering at all times and practicing safe physical distancing.

The museum wishes to ack­nowledge the Catalina Island Company for its help in making this a possibility.

Due to the state and county mandates the museum’s exhibition galleries are temporarily closed. Its retail store is currently open for in-store shopping Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a reduced capacity with enhanced health and safety precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

For more information, visit To stay connected and enjoy the museum’s virtual programming during this time, follow the museum’s social media platforms @CatalinaMuseum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Museum projecting holiday art outdoors