Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

The Ontario Festival of the Arts planning committee is excited to announce the schedule of events for Saturday, September 15!  See below to catch your favorite art activity, performance, heritage walking tour, or your favorite exhibit in one of the Museums.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Chaffey College Chamber Choir
Dr. David Rentz, Director
Jonathan Johnson, Accompanist
Main Stage

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Indian Bollywood Inspired Printmaking
Art Classes/Activities Area

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Tongan Performance
Main Stage

12:00 PM
Historic Building Walking Tour
Presented by Ontario Heritage
Nugent’s Park

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Mariachi Trio Los Azulado
Main Stage

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Copper Enameling Workshop
By Glenn Briggs
Art Classes/Activities Area

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ceramics Workshop
By JoAnne Campanella
Art Classes/Activities Area

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Southland Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, Director
Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
Narrated by Rich Capparela
The Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns
Main Stage

2:00 PM
Historic Building Walking Tour
Presented by Ontario Heritage
Nugent’s Park

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Oil Painting Workshop
By Nancy Kasten
Art Classes/Activities Area

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Illustration Workshop
By DJ O’Hea
Art Classes/Activities Area

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Chaffey College Jazz Band
Patrick Aranda, Director
Main Stage

4:00 PM
Historic Building Walking Tour
Presented by Ontario Heritage
Nugent’s Park

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Art Instruction Featuring Anime Characters:
Carlos Nieto from Anime Your Way
Art Classes/Activities Area

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Chaffey College Dance Department
featuring Hip Hop Artists
Michele Jenkins, Artistic Director
Main Stage

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Art Instruction for All Ages by KidsArt
Art Classes/Activities Area

Ontario Museum of History & Art
Visit the Ontario Museum of History & Art and learn about Indian culture through the Smithsonian Traveling exhibit, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape our Nation. The Museum is also home to two permanent exhibits, Roadways and Gem of the Foothills. Continue your arts journey in the Carlson Gallery, exhibiting the work of local artists in Express, Explore, Experience: A Dynamic Display of Armstrong Community Center Artists.

Chaffey Community Museum of Art
CCMA is a fine arts museum that exhibits the work of regional artists as well as selections from its collection. During the Festival, CCMA is presenting four distinct exhibits in its galleries:

  • Pigs to Pig Iron is a very popular exhibit that shows the evolution of a pig farm in Fontana into the Kaiser Steel Mill. The series of eight watercolors was painted by renowned muralist Esther Bruton Gilman whose husband Carl was an engineer on the project. The Kaiser Steel Mill, built by Henry J. Kaiser in 1942, was the first steel mill in the Pacific Coast states and produced steel used to build ships during World War II.
  • 25 Years in the Making exhibits the work of local artists affiliated with ArtBox Studio in Montclair. The studio owner is Sylvia Megerdichian, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, who has been teaching watercolor painting for 25 years.
  • Three Chicks: Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis and Cindy Lopez explores the everyday moments in ordinary life that may seem insignificant or go unnoticed. Using oil, monotype, charcoal and sculpture, these three artists interpret those moments for visual enjoyment.
  • Mission Statement 2018: Kelly Bracamontes presents the artist’s depictions of the California Missions. Kelly uses both painting and collage to depict the beauty and heritage of these distinctly California buildings.