2016 - 9th Annual


The Celebration of the Arts is proud to announce our celebration is expanding. Please visit The Gallery at Hillcrest, a new participant in a new location, helping expand our celebration.

Friday, April 29
6:30 pm “Hidden Talents”

6:30 pm Opening reception for the first Resident Art Show

6:45 pm Music & Poetry

The Gallery at Hillcrest
2705 Mountain View Dr, La Verne,91750
(909) 593-4917

Saturday, April 30
Afternoon Performances & Gallery
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Concert - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Visual Artist Reception in the Gallery - 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Sunday, May1
Afternoon Performances

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Gallery Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

La Verne Church of the Brethren

2425 E. Street, La Verne

Bob Morley will kick off the celebration Saturday at noon in the Fellowship Hall


Join us for the 9th Annual - Celebration of the Arts
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016

La Verne Celebration of the Arts 2015 from La Verne Community Television on Vimeo.

This family-friendly community event is FREE to all participants and attendees,
Featuring artists & performers of all ages and skills. From Headstart to Professional.

'16 Visual Artists

Gallery Hours are:
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday April 30, 2016
Saturday Evening 8 - 9 pm Artist Reception in the Gallery (Fellowship Hall)
2425 E Street, La Verne, CA 91750
Sunday 11:30 am to 1 pm

Individual Visual Artists

Nicole Bennett, Kathleen Benson, John Blickenstaff,Juan Carlos Boxler, Anne Carl, Stephanie Dahle, Dorothy Davis, Eric M. Davis, Kathleen Doramus, Karen Follis, Linda Garcia-Dahle,Debra Hamilton, Dot Hess, Linda Himes, Jan Huber, Ruth Kniesley, Simon Lambert, A. Leroy Lapp, Jennifer McCartney, Letha Miller Ressler, Agnes Ortega, Joyce Robison, Kate Rogers, Nick Rybacki, Stephen Rybacki, Sylvia T. Sheriff, Jennifer Siemsen, Lorna Skeie, Lisa Stamatis, Julia Stubblefield, Sherrill Walker, Opal Wilkinson, & Juliana Zolfo.


dA center for the Arts:
Artists Exhibiting: Chuck Fogg - Selection form Local Scenes & Plein Air Series
Samee Ochoa - Selection from Open Journey Real Offering Exhibition

Head Start. The walls of the hall adjacent to the Gallery feature framed work from more than 50 students attending Head Start at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Ages of the artists are 4 and under.

Sixth Street Art Studio - Lynn McCallion.
Artists Exhibiting: Alexa Brown, Suri Chang, Pat Kuenning, Lynn McCallion, Jeannie Martin, Katie Mason, Keila Nelson,Fiona Wu, & Rachel Yuan.


Featured Book (classroom hallway)

Author: Barbara Mosier Smythe - “Your Hands Are All Squishy, Grandma!” Subtitle: Within the Grasp of Two Generations, a Lifetime of Learning and Love


9th Annual Celebration of the Arts
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016 – FREE to ALL

Continued Success

• In the past eight years an estimated 9000+ people have experienced and enjoyed this event.
• 1300+ visual and performing artists have been showcased
• Demonstrations in wood-carving and sketching have amazed and educated
• A wide-variety of live-music and dance entertained enthusiastic Celebration-goers
• Art activities for children of all ages
See Photo Page for Highlights

Celebrating our Community

The Celebration of the Arts is hosted by the La Verne Church of the Brethren. It is funded by this church and businesses in the local community. The mission of this event is to provide "A community-wide celebration of the arts for people of all ages to share their visions of life, truth and beauty." It is our delight to welcome your creative gifts in this place. We believe that this event allows us the opportunity to form and build new relationships, grow in faith and nurture the creative spirit within each of us.

Susan Boyer, Pastor
La Verne Church of the Brethren

Please help us promote La Verne’s culture and talent through donation or sponsorship.


2016 Features:


ULV Chamber Singers open Saturday night's concert


Foothill Horn Quartet of

Alexandra Arnhold, Mark Kobayashi,
Maureen McGuire and Audrey Lamprey

will perform at the Saturday night concert

Opera Desserts, Aneta Augustyn, Director

Ava Verhoeven, Lora Bashmakian, Grace Bernard, Dora Ridgeway, Nina Bashmakian, Lauren Jorgensen
Sunday afternoon concert


Celebration of the Arts

A city-wide celebration for all ages to share and enjoy
the creative talents of the La Verne community in an
environment of acceptance and understanding.

Bonita High School Jazz Band
perform on Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

The La Verne Church of the Brethren Sancturary Choir, directed by Dr. Niké St. Clair will perform at 1:00 pm Sunday

News Links:

Imani Tate article in the Inland Valley Dailey Bulletin