The Olivas Adobe free "Murals and Roses" event will take place on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the huge panel paintings by California muralist Marguerite Hardeman (1911-1990) - a member of the Realistic Painters Group in Ojai who taught at Ventura College in the 1960s. She created 25 murals, now in the Olivas Adobe art collection, that depict different moments from the the arrival of the Spanish, the founding of City of Ventura, and its early history that include the Olivas Adobe and Rancho San Miguel, to a beautiful 1963 hillside view overlooking Ventura. These paintings have been recently restored and preserved by artist Gerald Gwers. These paintings aren't seen often and they haven't looked this good in years. A true visual treat whilst you enjoy the rose garden in full bloom.
The Olivas Adobe is at 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura.