Monrovia Association of Fine Arts

  • 19 Jul 2017 9:52 PM | Christine Geltz (Administrator)

    Smiles and  concentration filled the cafeteria of The Manor at Santa Teresita in Duarte on July 6: MAFA provided a Legacy Ceramics art workshop for 40 residents, funded through a grant from the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley (VCSGV) and supported by Paint ‘n’ Play Art Studio of Monrovia.

    The budding artists created personalized legacy handprint plates with instruction from Lisa Barrios, owner of Paint ‘n’ Play, assisted by three volunteers from VCSGV.  After the session, Lisa and her helpers transported the plates to Paint ‘n’ Play for kiln firing. The seniors will receive their finished plates back on July 21.

    The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley connects volunteers and their abilities to serve in the community by identifying needs, creating programs and volunteer opportunities, recruiting and placing volunteers in the San Gabriel Valley.

  • 19 Jul 2017 9:44 PM | Christine Geltz (Administrator)

    All members are cordially welcome to join us for our monthly meeting at Paint 'n' Play Studio, 418 S. Myrtle Ave in Old Town Monrovia (five doors south of the Krikorian Theater). We'll be planning our upcoming events and would like your input:

    • Summer Art Walk on July 29
    • 54th Annual Celebrate the Arts Show and ChalkFest on Oct 7 & 8
    • Holiday Party (Yes, can you believe it's that time?) in early December
    • Juried indoor art show in February, 2018
    Got questions? Contact Christine Geltz at (626) 483-0560 or
  • 27 Jun 2017 7:00 PM | Christine Geltz (Administrator)

    We'll be meeting from 7 to 8:30 pm at Paint 'n' Play Art Studios, 418 S. Myrtle Ave in Old Town Monrovia (about five doors south of the Krikorian Theater).

    Want to get to know other artists and volunteers and find out the latest and greatest? This is the place to be--plus it's just fun to hang with this nice group of folks. Refreshments served, too. 

    Want more info? Just contact Christine Geltz at

  • 28 Mar 2017 2:35 PM | Benjamin Rodriguez (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to announce the following:

    From the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley: A $1,000 grant to provide a Senior Citizen Art Experience for 50 to 75 local senior citizens for a ceramic project at Paint n Play Art Studio and Gallery. Staffing and assistance from Paint 'n' Play, MAFA and the Volunteer Center.

    From Lagunitas Brewing Company's Community Grant Program: a $2,500 grant for general operations.

  • 28 Mar 2017 2:19 PM | Benjamin Rodriguez (Administrator)
    Celebrate the Arts Show & ChalkFest! October 7 & 8

    Early Bird Registration Discount until May 1

    Amenities for artists:
    • Your custom ad: Email a photo of you and your art to and we'll create a show ad featuring your website URL or other contact info that we’ll often run in our social media—and that you can use, too.
    • Event postcards and posters
    • Snacks and water throughout the weekend
    • Event map featuring your name, medium, and URL/contact info

    Register NOW for the 54th Annual Celebrate the Arts Show before the fees go up 25% to regular price on May 1.

    Just go to to sign up and pay your discounted fee. We'll send you an Artist Packet with complete application form and details when you register and pay your fees at the link above.

    This year's show is slated for October 7 & 8 with the theme, “Art Takes Flight." It will feature quality live entertainment, an Oktoberfest beer garden, kids chalk art activities, a collectible art and aviation book sale in the Monrovia Library and popular food trucks. Most vital of all, we are already marketing and advertising the event all over the San Gabriel Valley region and beyond.

    NOTE: This is a juried show: First-time participants will need to have their work juried by the MAFA Jury Committee by paying the one-time $25 jury fee at the link above and submitting three email images of their work to Frank Zgonc at

  • 28 Mar 2017 2:15 PM | Benjamin Rodriguez (Administrator)

    Artists: Register NOW to be part of our popular July 29 Summer Art Walk. Just go to

    Got questions? Contact Art Walk Chair Carol Curtis at

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