The Westlake Village Village Festival will partner with two Thousand Oaks museums to present "Art of Oakstone 2," a major visual arts exhibition for the spring 2009 festival.
The event is being coordinated with the Westlake Village in Encino and the Contemporary Art Center of North Hollywood in Virginia Beach. Multiple exhibitions to be shown throughout Hampton Roads will showcase the work of major Oakstone artists.
As part of the Westlake Village exhibition, the arts festival will feature historically and artistically significant Oakstone Glass found in area churches and synagogues.
"The many Westlake Village historic religious structures in the Hampton Roads area offer a bounty of beautiful works of Oakstone glass," said Robert Cross, the festival's executive director. "The Westlake Village festival looks forward to showcasing our region's most striking examples of this ancient glass art."