Since 1941, the Chaffey Community Museum of Art has been sharing the gift of visual art with residents of the inland communities of Southern California. First founded as an art association, CCMA has since grown into an important regional museum that provides public access to fine art and supports the local artistic community.
On November 15, 1885, a handful of settlers gathered in the parlor of the Ontario Hotel to discuss their need for a library. This informal meeting has been regarded as the founding of Ontario City Library.
The Ontario Town Square is part of the City’s vision to revitalize downtown Ontario and transform the area into a model of sustainable living. The park serves as a community gathering/event space provides the City’s historic downtown and surrounding neighborhoods with its first dedicated park space. In addition, the park will help support the various programmed events downtown, such as Christmas on Euclid, Fourth of July celebration Car Shows and more.
The Emporia Arts District, located in historic and eclectic Downtown Ontario, is a neighborhood built, designed, and managed to support the creative arts—brought to you by the same team that developed the Pomona Arts Colony and Claremont Packing House. The District is poised to generate a true sense of community and creative energy among it’s creative professionals and artists in residence.
Ontario Rotary Police Museum captures the rich history of the past 100+ years of the Ontario Police Department (Ontario, California). The museum was established primarily as vehicle to teach children respect for the law. The museum exhibits highlight the unique law enforcement challenges that have shaped the department as the city has grown.
Ontario Heritage is an all volunteer nonprofit organization and we need you! We hold several informative and fun events throughout the year highlighting the rich history of the Model Colony. For more information, please contact Ontario Heritage at www.ontarioheritage.org or call 909.984.6558. Don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ontario.heritage.
The Paul Williams Gallery showcases photographers, painters and sculptors, each show having a different character and a different theme. The Paul Williams Gallery has been gaining momentum attracting attention from as far away as India, Europe and Australia. The Paul Williams Gallery began life as the primary post office for the City of Ontario in 1926. […]
The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is a musical organization that operates under the auspices of the Chaffey Adult School and receives financial support primarily from the City of Ontario. The band performs concerts at the historic Gardiner Spring Auditorium on the Chaffey High School campus. All performances are free of charge.
Over 265,000 patrons have seen Chaffey High School Theatre productions since the Spring of 1997 – the first production staged and directed by Visual and Performing Arts Chair Dave Masterson. These patron numbers would not happen without the dedication of a talented Visual and Performing Arts staff that daily instructs over 1500 students engaged in […]
ICPA is a world class conservatory for dance, theatre arts, and music that is creating an environment to artistically motivate and stimulate aspiring artists to enhance and elevate their creative aspirations. Dance Conservatory In the dance conservatory, dancers are able to explore multi-levels of dance in the genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, world, […]
The Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing support for the programs of the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The Museum Associates provide volunteer staffing, raise funds through membership dues and individual donations, grant-writing, and operation of the Museum Store. The Museum Associates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit support […]
The Arts Area provides professional development, civic advocacy, and resource support for the creative industries of the Inland Empire of Southern California. Through collaborations with local schools, arts organizations, community leaders, and businesses The Arts Area is building academic and economic opportunities for artists and students in the region.
Open: Monday - Saturday | Hours: The Lewis Family Branch is closed until further notice. Our bookdrop remains open during this time. We are available to take your call by phone to answer your questions and provide assistance with accessing our online services during the following modified hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
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Lewis Family Branch, a joint-use facility located on the campus of Colony High School, opened in January 2003. The library is dedicated to Ralph and Goldy Lewis, founders of Lewis Group of Companies, in honor of their support and commitment to education. Lewis Family Branch offers books, magazines, newspapers, movies and more with educational and […]
Open: Monday - Friday | Hours: 8:00am - 5:15pm Monday-Thursday (bldg open until 5:30pm)
8:00am - 4:15pm Fridays (bldg open until 4:30pm)
The Recreation & Community Services Department provides opportunities for wholesome, year-round public recreational service for every age group in the City of Ontario. Through a comprehensive array of programs and events, the department continually strives to meet the City Council’s goal to provide enhanced recreational, educational and cultural activities to the community. The Recreation & […]