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Celebrate Ontario!

The first six boxes of the Celebrate Ontario Utility Box Art Program have been completed and are ready to inspire you as you explore the City. Five artists were selected for their illustrations of what “Celebrate Ontario” means to them. With beautiful sunny days ahead, now is a great time to get outside and take […]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Out from Under

OUT FROM UNDER – Uncovering the Unseen Genius of Black Artists in San Bernardino County – An exhibition and a Dialogue Barstow Community College, in association with Arts Connection – The Arts Council of San Bernardino County, invites submissions for an online exhibition and dialogue, Out From Under: Uncovering the Unseen Genius of Black Artists […]

Event Cancellations/Postponement

The City of Ontario has closed all Community Centers, the Ovitt Family Community Library and the Ontario Museum of History & Art.  These facilities will be closed until further notice. For more information about visit

Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the City of Ontario are proud to present “Summer Time with the Show Band” as part of the City of Ontario Concert Series at the Ontario Town Square.  Also the opening concert of the Show Band’s 2019-2020 concert season, on a special night of the week and time, […]

Call for Artists!

Chaffey Community Museum of Art (CCMA)  is pleased to present WEST END PHOTO OPEN. This open call, juried exhibition is a biennial event. The best artwork of WEPO will be awarded cash prizes and be invited to exhibit a portfolio of photographic artworks the following year in the biennial WEPI. Submit artwork today and share your […]

Local History Treasures Online

Did you know that the Ontario City Library has been collecting local history material for more than eight decades? That’s a long time! The library was established by community members in 1885 and became part of the newly incorporated City of Ontario in 1894. In 1907, an official library building opened on the southwest corner […]

The Show Band’s May 13th Concert

Dear Friends and Music Lovers, The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and John’s Custom Installations are proud to present “The British Invasion” on Monday, May 13, 2019.  The city will provide 150 chairs for our fans or you can bring your lawn chairs and/or blanket and make your own spot in the grass in front […]

Arts, Culture & Creativity Month Recognition

This month, we are excited and thankful that the Ontario City Council has recognized April as Arts, Culture & Creativity Month.  Agencies throughout the State are proclaiming April as Arts, Culture & Creativity Month, which is a month dedicated to connection, advocacy and mobilized efforts to advance the arts across the state. Arts are not […]

“This Place Matters” – Ontario Ice Skating Center

Ontario Ice Skating Center, photograph by Louis Soltero. The Ontario Ice Skating Center on Holt Boulevard celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017. Established by the Vanderberg family in 1957, this is the 2nd oldest ice skating facility currently operating in Southern California. Milo Vanderberg revolutionized the industry by inventing the ice-resurfacing machine, a skate sharpener […]

How to View and Interpret Art as a Beginner

Artwork often sparks a lot of interesting ideas and many different interpretations for every individual. But how should one view/interpret art, especially as a beginner? Make sure to read the title and description, if there is one, for the artwork. Before and after viewing the artwork, it’s important to ask questions and discuss what you […]