Watch the CRPD Cottontail go on adventures!

We currently have many Conejo Cottontails on display in our local community, but only one special rabbit gets to travel from place to place. This cottontail was designed and painted by local artist, Sheila Fein for the Conejo Recreation and Park District. Sheila included various aspects of what the Conejo Recreation and Park district is all about, from setting up yoga classes at a local park to a group hike in Wildwood park to Paradise Falls, this Cottontail has it all. There are so many adventures to go on and we needed an adventurous cottontail to take on the excitement! Follow Conejo Recreation and Park District on social media to follow are friend on all the adventures!!  Links below.


Twitter - @ConejoRPD
Facebook - @ConejoRPD
Instagram - @ConejoRPD
Website - CRPD.org

Brooks Cottontail Dedication and Unveiling at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, CA

This morning at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza we unveiled one of our first and most precious Conejo Cottontails, Brooks. Brooks was designed and painted by world renowned artist, Hessam Abrishami with the late Jane Brooks in mind. Jane Brooks was a lover of the arts in our community, from curating art shows to collecting art from around the world. She did it all. Jane had this wonderful idea to bring large fiberglass sculptures of rabbits to the Conejo Valley, now 15 years later her dream is becoming a reality. We hope she is proud. 

Below you will find wonderful images from this great event. We hope to bring many more cottontails to the Conejo Valley. 

Touchdown Rabbit - "Go Rams!"

The newest Conejo Cottontail is open to the public! "Touchdown Rabbit" is currently on display at the Promenade in Westlake Village next to Cinepolis. This project was all possible with the support of Caruso Affiliated, The Los Angeles Rams, Art Trek, Inc. and the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley.  This cottontail was designed and painted by Los Angeles artist and textile designer, Eliza Day-Green . 

Cottontail Unveiling: Los Angeles RAMS

Thursday, September 7
3:00pm-5:00pm
The Promenade in Westlake Village

BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ENJOY THE UNVEILING OF OUR NEWEST CONEJO COTTONTAIL: "TOUCHDOWN" FOR THE LOS ANGELES RAMS. THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WESTLAKE PROMENADE TOMORROW AFTERNOON FROM 3-5PM. COME ON BY AND ENJOY FOOD TRUCKS, FOOTBALL AND AN AMAZING WORK OF ART TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY. THIS COLORFUL-SPORTY COTTONTAIL WAS DESIGNED AND PAINTED BY ELIZA DAY GREEN, ARTIST AND TEXTILE DESIGNER FROM LOS ANGELES. 

Cottontail Sneak Peek!

New Conejo Cottontail at The Stonehaus in Westlake Village, CA

Congratulations to artist, Ann Krasner! Her Conejo Cottontail - Art of the Tango, is now placed at The Stonehaus in Westlake Village, CA. Stop by and enjoy a gourmet meal and sip on custom roasted coffee as you take in the gorgeous scenery.  

Visit our artists page to learn more about the artist, Ann Krasner! Or simply visit annkrasner.com

A new home for one of our Cottontails!

Artist Spotlight: Sharon Riley

Meet Sharon!

"Art has always been important to me. As a young child I remember my teachers giving me Prang Watercolors and I would paint outside during recess and take the set home to paint.  My artistic desire was the impetus to take art classes in college, explore different mediums at CSUN and CLU and earn a Masters in Education and minor in Art. I’ve enjoyed years of teaching and sharing my enthusiasm for art mediums with children in public school, the Santa Barbara Art Museum, education department, and the Fowler Museum. Presently I work in my studio mosaicking sculptural pieces and imprinting textural plates onto clay.

Being selected as one of the artists for the Public Art Conejo Cottontails Project gave me another opportunity to express myself artistically and emphasize the oaks in our beautiful landscape. Ancient Oak Lore symbolizes the tree as having attributes of “Courage, Strength and Protection”. It seemed natural to me to visualize the Conejo Cottontail encircled within the oaks making it’s home under the spreading branches of the majestic oak. The word “Enchantment” inscribed on the rabbit has a history in literature for children and adults reading fairytales, myths and folklore. Enchantment inspired my imagination to choose mixed media for mosaicking the rabbit using hand cut stained glass, gold smalti, handmade ceramic leaves and several colors of paint airbrushed for an ethereal expression. I believe this Public Art Cottontail and the other Cottontails will be viewed with pride in our community." - Sharon Riley

Check out more of Sharon's work on her website

Congratulations to Wendy Jann & Jennifer Sutman!

Everyone at Conejo Public Art, Art Trek and Arts Council of the Conejo Valley would like to congratulate Wendy Jann and Jennifer Sutman on their Conejo Cottontail sculpture being placed at The Shoppes in Westlake Village this past Friday.

The sculpture is entitled Conglio al Tramonto "Rabbit at Sunset", a fresco style collaboration between Jann and Sutman.  Intertwining their artistic skills to create a stunning piece of public art for the community. 

Artist Spotlight: Wendy Jann & Jennifer Sutman

Wendy Jann - left, Jennifer Sutman - right

Wendy Jann - left, Jennifer Sutman - right

After long time friends and tennis partners, Wendy Jann and Jennifer Sutman learned of the Conejo Cottontails project, they quickly decided to work together.  They pooled their talents with Jen's keen eye for color and Wendy's skill in plaster.  The two determined to decorate their cottontail in lime plaster in the Fresco style of the Old Masters while capturing the colors and beauty found in the sunsets and terrain of the Conejo Valley. 

The next time you see a cottontail nibbling at your flowers with the glow of the sunset on his back, they hope you think of their sculpture, "Coniglio al Tramonto" (Rabbit in the Sunset).