We continue to busily fulfill our community arts mission offering free and low-cost art classes and workshops to local residents of all ages and abilities, including making these adorable Christmas gnomes with Kim Mabon and Youth Altered Books with Chris Frausto, and many others. Check our website and social media channels frequently for new opportunities.
The Corona Art Association will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023! We have been planning all year how we will mark our diamond anniversary, starting with this amazing 2023 Calendar feature art from our members and some CAA history as well. This fundraising calendar will help us continue our nonprofit mission into the new year. Get yours in the Gallery for a $15 donation, or $10 each for 2 or more!
Our little elves have been busy crafting holiday items for our Holiday Boutique set for the first weekend of December. Shop during our regular business hours on Saturday, Dec. 3, and extended hours on Sunday, Dec. 4, through the City's Tree Lighting ceremony until 8pm. We have just the thing to complete your holiday decorating as well as cards and gifts for everyone on your list. All items are hand-crafted by CAA member artists and part of the proceeds comes back to CAA to support ourselves so we can continue to bring art opportunities to the Corona-Norco-Eastvale areas.
We will have lots of unique Christmas, Wintery, Festive, and other amazing art objects, cards, jewelry, ornaments, and more! And don't forget we have a plethora of items in our Gallery Gift Shop all the time!
Also on Saturday, Dec. 3 starting at 1pm we'll be hosting a Holiday Card Open Studio! Join CAA members in a communal card-prep afternoon writing our Christmas/Holiday cards to friends and family. We'll listen to holiday tunes and snack on holiday fare (pot luck style). Take advantage of CAA's vast stock of pre-made cards, stickers, stamps, and other art materials for a $5 donation, or bring your own! Have a pile of old cards from past years? Bring them to exchange with others for fresh ones!
We will also be donating our time and materials to prepare 100 holiday cards for the residents of Peppermint Ridge! Please join us in helping make the holidays brighter for these amazing folks.
Our final members' general meeting of 2022 will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6-8pm in the Community Room at the Historic Civic Center. We will be announcing who will receive OArtist of the Year 2022, the results of our election, and surveys for the art show themes for 2023 as well as the winner of the 60th anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest. Following the meeting, we will commence our annual Holiday Party, which will feature an optional White Elephant gift exchange and a variety of pasta dishes catered from Enzo's Pizza in Riverside thanks to member Jan Matthews.
We are asking for $10 cash from each attendee to be paid at the Gallery. Please RSVP for this members-only event online here so we know how many to expect: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/event-details/general-meeting-holiday-party
Upcoming Events and Activities:
Thursday, Nov. 17: Dine Out Fundraiser @ Raising Cane's 11/17/2022
Saturday, Nov. 19 @12:00 : Intermediate Stained Glass Workshop: Snowman Sun-Catcher
Saturday, Nov. 19 @ 6:00: Artist Reception and Potluck
Saturday, November 26 @ 2:00pm: Bookbinding Workshop with Chris Frausto
Fridays in December from 12-2:30pm: Sketchbook Encounter 3 with Kathryn Duncan
Wednesdays, Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and 21 @ 4:00: Art FUNdamentals with Kathryn Duncan
Saturday, December 10 @10:30am: Recycled CD Ornaments FREE* Youth Art Class (ages 12-18) 12/10
Every Monday at 3:30: Adult Painting and Drawing
Please help us support FREE Adaptive Art Classes for Teens and Adults with Special Needs by making a donation or buying one of our "Hearts for Adaptive Arts" ornaments hand-decorated by CAA members, and/or volunteering to help out.
These classes are led by CAA volunteers. If you want to help, just show up.
Teens & Adults (age 14+): Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm in the FAM Community room at the Corona Public Library
To see more events coming up, please visit our main Events page or Calendar: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/
Our Next General Meeting will be December 13th, 6-8pm (always the 2nd Tuesday of the month). This is also our members-only Holiday Party. RSVP here: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/event-details/general-meeting-holiday-party
Have a picture or print that would be perfect if it were only matted and framed? We offer custom mat cutting to members and the public at very competitive pricing! Check out the info on our website: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/mat-cutting
😎 Member Mingle is on Sundays in the Gallery. Paid CAA members are welcome to mingle in the Gallery on Sundays. Bring your paints, art projects, or other leisure activities, and enjoy some quality social time while you create and relax with other CAA members. **Excludes Take-In and Workshop days.**
Fine art by our members is for sale in our current show and online! Come in Thursday-Sunday, 12-4pm to see what's available now and peruse individual artist galleries online: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/fine-art-caa-members
Our Gallery Gift Shop is stocked with CARDS, GIFTS and DECOR! All handcrafted by CAA member artists. A portion of the proceeds supports our community arts mission! You can shop in person Thursday - Sunday, 12-4pm or browse online anytime: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/gallery-shop
Art happens here!
The Corona Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization that has been serving the artistic needs of our communities since your participation in our events and donations help us to continue to support visual arts education and enjoyment for free or low-cost to residents of all ages and abilities. Thank you.
We especially need donations to our Adaptive Art classes for kids and adults with special needs. These are taught at the Corona Library 100% by volunteers. To donate specifically to this program and to learn more, please go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/register-for-art-classes?category=1d86e7f7-e824-4acb-86f0-0a98a21a7346
We also want to offer more and larger scholarships to art students. Even during these pandemic years, we have been able to offer small scholarships to local students graduating from high school who will be majoring in art in college. To donate specifically to this program and to learn more, please go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/scholarship-program
Or, to give to our general fund, you can use the "Donate" button at the bottom of any page on our website.
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Corona Art Association is located inside Corona's Historic Civic Center at 815 W 6th St #145, Corona, CA 92882