Food is said to fill our stomachs and our emotions. It satisfies our cravings, warms our souls and makes us feel safe. Food is the subject of Santa Clarita’s mouth-watering new art exhibit titled “Creative Comforts.” In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Library’s One Story One City Program, this exhibit parallels the 2021 book choice, “Eat Joy: Stories and Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers.”

This culinary exhibition of comfort food-themed artwork will be available for viewing through May 14, at the First Floor Gallery in City Hall, and virtually. The exhibit will feature artwork from 25 artists, showcasing their favorite comfort food such as hamburgers, mac and cheese, cornbread, grandma’s peanut butter cookies and more. Featured artists include: Arthur Carrillo – “Fiesta II,” Kat Aymeloglu – “Doughnuts,” Madison Zumsteg – “Homemade Dumplings” and Patti Kundstadt – “Blueberry Bliss.”

A virtual reception was held March 20, to celebrate the exhibit and featured artists. It offered residents a chance to experience artist Maho Martin, talk about creating her art work, cook alongside FeedSCV’s Scott Ervin as he made “Pasta al limone” and listen to librarians talk about the One Story One City Program.

To learn more about the “Creative Comforts” art exhibit, the upcoming virtual reception and additional art opportunities, visit or contact the City’s arts coordinator, Katherine Nestved, at