2017 - 10th Annual


The Celebration of the Arts is proud to once again partner with The Gallery at Hillcrest, helping expand our celebration.

Featuring an exhibit from:

Friday, May 5 - June 23
6:00 pm PVAA artists

Rita Albadran, Elisa Arancibia, John Bagley, John Blickenstaff, Cheryl Cabrera,
Carolyn Cunningham, James Ellison,
Alma Ford, Linda Garcia-Dahle,
Judy Gutierrez, Kathy Gysin, Linda Hauser, Michiko Ikeda, Karla Kelman,
Don Markofski, Renee Matter, Raji Mayil, Kathleen McCall, Arlene Moren,
Elizabeth Moyer, Sherrie Nielsen,
Ciera Olson, Mark Piper, Serafin Santo, Larissa Shen, Marcelle Taylor, Natalie Titone & Nicolas White

6:30 pm Mariachi Los Martinillos Celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

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

La Verne Church of the Brethren
2425 E Street, La Verne, CA 91750

Saturday, May 6
Afternoon Performances
& Gallery Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Concert - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Benton & Doris Rhoades
Peacemaker Awards

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

Sunday, May 7
Afternoon Performances

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Gallery Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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.

News Links:

Imani Tate article in the Inland Valley Dailey Bulletin


Join us for the 10th Annual - Celebration of the Arts
May 5, 6 & 7 2017

Hosted by the La Verne Church of the Brethren
2425 E Street, La Verne, CA 91750



'17 Visual Artists

Saturday Evening, May 6, 8 - 9 pm Artist Reception
in the Gallery (Fellowship Hall)

Gallery Hours are:
10:30 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 11:30 am to 1 pm

Individual Visual Artists

Jo Ann Banks, Anna H. Bedford, John Blickenstaff, Joan Blocker, Juan Carlos Boxler, Dorothy B. Davis, Emma M. Davis,
Eric M. Davis, Lynda J. DiAlo, Milla Fields, Linda Garcia-Dahle, Dot Hess, Linda Himes, Jan Huber, Rosalyn Hudock, Kristi Karnes, Ruth Kniesley, Sara Kovach, Julie Kurtz, Angel Kwinn-Green, A. Leroy Lapp, Jennifer McCartney, Randy Miller, Ciera Olson,
Joyce Robison, Sylvia T. Sheriff, Lorna Skeie
, Lisa Stamatis, Deborah Waas, Joanne Wagoner, Opal Wilkinson, Yagmur Yazici,
& Robert W. Zailo


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, Dynasty Iles, Sophia Keller, Pat Kuenning, Lynn McCallion, Jeannie Martin, Katie Mason, Keila Nelson, Catherine Tanijada, Tracy Tranijanda, Elaine Wang, Fiona Wu, Hayley Xhu, Rachel Yuan, & Dora Zhu.

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

Performances Featuring (full schedule click here)

Randy Miller
performing Saturday morning on the corner of Bonita & E Street at 11:30 am.

Trio Buen Tiempo
performing Saturday on the corner of Bonita & E Street at 12:00 noon

Hillcrest Singers, Deborah Waas, Director
perform Saturday at 1:00 pm.

I Love Chorus, Donna Marie Minano, Director
performing on Saturday Afternoon at 1:30 pm

Irish Dimensions Dance Company
perform on Saturday Afternoon at 2:10 pm

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





Continued Success

• In the past nine years an estimated 9700+ people have experienced and enjoyed this event.
• 1450+ 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.

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.

10th Annual Celebration of the Arts
May 5, 6 & 7, 2017 – FREE to ALL