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Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Museum SFV - Public Art Initiative - Artist Speaker Series Jan 15th - Artist Richard Cryer - please join us

The Public Art Initiative, a program of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to present its first Artist Speaker Series event of 2022 with artist Richard Cryer.

You are in for a treat as Richard will educate on this form of art, will display some of his artwork and some of his pieces will be for sale (please support valley-based artists and art itself).

What: Artist Speaker Series

When:  Saturday, January 15, 2022

Time:   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Cost:    $10/person   (FREE for students)

RSVP:   HERE (and pay in advance if you can; okay to pay in person too)

This event will be live at The Museum SFV, in The Theatre on the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

This event will also be available via Zoom virtual program. Attendance live and virtually is still $10/ person.   

Students can send us an email, let us know which school they are attending and then a Zoom link will be sent within 24 hours of the event.

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Richard Cryer is an up and coming Fractal Artist.

He fell in love with the camera, and Photography, while working with film, and in the dark room James Monroe High School.

This knowledge and passion transferred over to the digital realm and is why and how he was introduced to fractals.

His technique is the mixing of textures in nature, as well as other art mediums and then bring them into the Digital realm to create His style.

In this artist speaker series Richard Cryer will explain and educate on:

What are Fractals? 

What is Fractal art?

What is the practice and methodology for this form of artwork?

He will also explain some of his techniques and inspiration for this fascinating art form.

Please join us on the 15th, bring a friend live or attend, learn and enjoy online.


Tours of The Museum SFV will be held following the presentation.

Please RSVP by:

Calling The Museum SFV at 818-347-9665 and leaving us your name and email address for Zoom link.

RSVP on Eventbrite HERE.

email The Museum SFV at TheMuseumSFV@

City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles COVID-19 protocol in place. All attendees will have to show proof of vaccination and or negative test within 72 to 24 hours (per latest protocol).  Masks are to be worn in The Theatre.  Social distancing will be possible during the presentation.

Again, please  join us, bring a friend, an artist, fellow artist, tell a student student interested in art to attend.

Thank you.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year from YOUR Museum of History - Art and Culture - please become involved in the new year

Hello and Happy New Year to all of our Museum SFV members, donors, Museum Associates, neighbors and visitors.

2022 is going to be an amazing year for YOUR museum of history, art and culture.

You are in for a treat with a new Museum space, an enormous exterior area that we are in the process of building with exhibits, art and sculptures and plans for events for youth and adults and a return of our popular artist series, history of series, special events and historic walking tours.

The Museum SFV is open in the new year beginning January 4th and here are our new days and hours of operation:

Tuesdays:     1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission is FREE.   Parking is FREE.

The Museum SFV has moved across the street to the historic grounds of the Rancho Cordillera del Norte at:

18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324
(SW corner of Nordhoff St. & Wilbur Ave.)
The Museum is located approx. mid-way between CSUN and Northridge Fashion Center.

Parking during the week and for non-events may be inside our gates with the primary entrance on Nordhoff, just before the corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave.  (Please watch out for traffic and turn on your indicator well in advance of entering The Museum SFV grounds).

Secondary entrance is on Wilbur Ave., quite close to the corner and again, (Please watch out for traffic and turn on your indicator well in advance of entering The Museum SFV grounds).

On the weekends or if the lot is full of cars, we ask you kindly to park for free at our previous location, 18860 Nordhoff St. in the rear parking area and walk, carefully, across the street - on the SE corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave - the Spanish-style office building.

Please feel free to contact us at 818-347-9665 or

We look forward to having you over to our new location, where we have a goal to turn YOUR museum into a cultural destination for all.

The Museum primarily is funded via donations and membership.  Please become a Member or Donor by clicking HERE.

Thank you.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Museum SFV -Public Art Initiative - December 2nd -Holiday Art Auction and gathering - please join us

The Museum SFV and its Public Art Initiative program invites San Fernando Valley residents and guests to a special art, holiday and fundraising event at its new home on the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Please join us on Thursday, December 2nd from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm to experience it all!

It's a FREE event with FREE parking, but we would like you to come with a checkbook to purchase art and custom designed chairs from valley-based artists. Also, there will be terrific gift baskets to be raffled off and other art items for sale.

Snacks, beverages and a guest DJ will keep the event festive!

This will be your first opportunity to visit YOUR Museum of the San Fernando Valley before we officially open on December 3rd.  You will have a sneak peak at some of the outdoor exhibits and art sculptures that will turn The Museum SFV and The Rancho into a cultural destination!

Free parking will be through main Rancho entrance at 9015 Wilbur, enter through white gates and you will be directed to the southern parking areas.  ADA parking available with permit.

You may also park across the street in the southern portion of office building located at 18860 Nordhoff St. and then walk (CAREFULLY) across the street to the main Rancho entrance.

RSVP to:  

Cheri Norum or Richard Cryer  

Tel: 818-347-9665 

email: and 

It will an incredible, fun, creative and festive event -please bring a friend.

Please also consider becoming a Museum SFV member or donor.

Thank you.

Please note: 

Proof of Vaccination

Anyone entering The Museum SFV must show proof of vaccination.

The majority of the event will be held outdoors with plenty of room for social separation.

Before patrons can access the indoor portion of the business, upon the first interaction with staff, a covered location is required to check the patrons proof of full vaccination. For those patrons who appear to be 18 years of age or older, the business must cross check the proof of vaccination status with photo identification. Patrons attending large outdoor events have the option of providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entry.

One of the following options will demonstrate proof of vaccination:

    vaccination card issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental agency, such as the World Health Organization
    photocopy of a vaccination card or a photograph stored on a phone or electronic device
    personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California, or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction, or by a private company
    documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test
(Only For Medical /Religious Exemptions or Large Outdoor Events)

A printed document, email, or text message displayed on a phone from a test provider or laboratory that shows results of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Antigen COVID-19 test that was conducted within 72 hours before entry. The printed document, email, or text message must include the person’s name, type of test performed, date of the test, and negative test result.


A patron may be exempt from demonstrating proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering an indoor portion of a covered location if they are entitled to reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition, restriction, or a sincerely held religious belief. To be eligible for an exemption due to a medical condition or restriction, or a sincerely held religious belief, a patron must provide the covered location with a verbal self-attestation to qualify for the exemption.

If the covered location determines that the patron has met the exemption requirements, the patron should be directed to use an outdoor area. If an outdoor area is not available, the patron may be permitted to use an indoor area by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry and photo identification. Examples of a negative COVID-19 test result can be found in the L.A. County Visual Guidance Form for Negative COVID-19 Tests.

Additional Exemptions

    Brief use of indoor restrooms, brief pick up or drop off of food and other services, or performing necessary repairs

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

OKTOBER FESTIVAL Sunday, October 10th - Free Community Event; 12-6 pm; FREE; Northridge at The Rancho

Please enjoy and support the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce as it hosts this year:

What will be happening at the October Festival?

Outdoor Food and Brew Festival 

Date:         Sunday, October 10, 2021

Enjoy good times in the outdoors, listen to music, and a fun-filled atmosphere.Located at the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce on the grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Location: 9015 Wilbur Avenue, Northridge, 91324

(just south of Nordhoff, west side of street; enter through white main gate)

Time:       12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Enjoy this outdoor event on the 100-year-old tree-covered, historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte grounds.  Enjoy the sounds of local bands and dance to their music.  Eat some food from local restaurants.  Drink some beers from local breweries.   This festival provides entertainment and brings people together for common enjoyment!

General Parking is FREE!

VIP parking:  $20   (limited parking spaces available)

VIP parking is for one parking space with one entrance and exit only and is non-transferable. The Driver will check in at the VIP area located directly in front of the NVRCC Chamber office and will be presented a prepaid parking voucher.  

Please check-in prior to off-loading and exiting the vehicle. The vehicle must stay in assigned space throughout the duration of guest’s stay and may not be moved to an alternative location.  Exiting the parking space at any time will be considered a termination of VIP parking and may not be refunded, transferred or prorated.

VIP parking is for ONE vehicle only.  
VIP parking is NON-REFUNDABLE.  

VIP seating for 6 people:  $200   (limited tables available)

Reserve a table with 6 seats for you, your family and friends to enjoy good food, drinks, and music at the Oktober Festival.  Seating will be near the Cantina.  Your VIP seating will be for up to 6 guests.  Check in at the VIP area located directly in front of the NVRCC Chamber office and you will be presented with your table assignment. 

VIP seating is NON-REFUNDABLE.  

Front Row VIP seating for 10 people:  $400   (limited tables available)

Reserve a table with 10 seats for you, your family and friends in the front row to enjoy the good food, drinks, and music at the Oktober Festival.  Seating will be near the Cantina area.  Your VIP seating will be in the front row and for up to 10 guests.  Check in at the VIP area located directly in front of the NVRCC Chamber office and you will be presented with your table assignment.  

VIP seating is NON-REFUNDABLE.  

For more information, please contact Nancy at

Learn more about event and chamber at

Bring out family and friends and enjoy your day at this fun, community event!

Thank you.


October 23, 2021 - The 16th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar is back - Join us at USC and virtually

Please join YOUR Museum of the San Fernando Valley and other historic organizations at...

The 16th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar is back!


Date:            Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time:           10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:     Doheny Memorial Library
                     USC University Park Campus

Cost:             FREE EVENT (one of the best in the City of Los Angeles each year!)

Transit:        Take the Metro to the Expo line and stop at the USC station -                            walk right up to the library and enjoy strolling on the grounds of USC.

The 2021 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be a hybrid event that will be held both virtually and in-person. 

The day will include virtual programs with local authors, community leaders, and (of course) archivists; onsite presentations by Basement Tapes Day and Home Movie Day; and more than 40 exhibitors from all over Southern California that represent archive collections from local communities, academia, and cultural heritage organizations.

The Museum SFV plans to have a table at the event and participate in the virtual event.

This event is for all history lovers and anyone that wants to learn more about all of the terrific organizations throughout Los Angeles and southern CA that promote history and culture in the City of the Angels.