The City of Monrovia Community Gallery

Launching with a gala wine and refreshments reception on Sunday, January 26, Monrovia will have a permanent art gallery in the halls and lobby area of the Monrovia Community Center. Dubbed Artist Alley, this gallery program is a partnership between the City of Monrovia Community Services Department and Monrovia Association of Fine Arts. Artist Alley will feature the work of juried MAFA member artists on display and for sale on a three-month rotating installation basis.

All the new show gallery receptions will feature wine and refreshments, and the reception schedule for the rest of the year will be Sunday April 26, July 26 and October 25, all from 2 to 5 p.m., as each new multi-artist installation is ready for display. The gallery hours are the same as the Community Center: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday except for special events (during which the gallery will be open).

Interested buyers can purchase art (via check only) at the front desk of the Community Center. Purchased items will be tagged as sold and the proud new owners may take the art home at the end of the current three-month show. MAFA will receive these proceeds and pay the artists whose work is sold, minus a modest 20% commission. If you are interested in displaying and selling your work for three months at a time in this gallery, you must be an active MAFA Artist Member (dues paid up until at least the end of your three-month installation) and you must sign the Gallery Agreement Form (which is available for download at monroviafinearts.org/gallery.

To renew your MAFA membership, just go to monroviafinearts.org/join and follow the instructions on that page.

If you are new to MAFA and want to display your work in the Gallery, you will need to sign up as an Artist Member at monroviafinearts.org/join. You will need to

  • Pay a $35.00 annual membership fee
  • Pay a $25.00 one-time, non-refundable jury fee

Submit three images of your work to frazgo@monroviafinearts.org for consideration by our jury committee, who will advise you whether or not your work has been accepted and you may become an active MAFA member.

You can read MAFA’s jury criteria for artwork here: monroviafinearts.org/join.

Artists interested in displaying their work should contact Frank Zgonc at frazgo@msn.com. We need a volunteer to serve as Gallery Coordinator—If you’re interested, please contact Frank.


UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Winter:

January 26 – April 25

Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception January 26, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Spring:

April 26 – July 25

Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception April 26, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Summer:

July 26 – October 24

Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception July 26, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fall:

October 25 – January 23, 2021

Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception October 25, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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Our Mission

Enhance the lives of those within our community through interaction with the arts. Increase the opportunities of our children through art education.

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