The City of Ontario’s Department of Museum, Arts, & Culture and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art are excited to announce the fifth annual Ontario Arts Festival. The festival, which averages approximately 1,000 – 2,000 visitors annually, exemplifies the City’s commitment to making Ontario the destination for arts and culture in the Inland Empire.

The Ontario Arts Festival is seeking independent artists for this year’s annual event! This one-day event features over 50 artist booths offering a wide variety of visual arts, as well as other attractions for Festival visitors, including food trucks, a beer garden, art activities, and more. Visitors to the Arts Festival will also be able to visit galleries of the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, where admission is always free.

Artists must be a resident of either Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino counties. Preference for Pomona Valley residents living in Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Corona, Fontana, Montclair, Norco, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland.

We accept a wide range of artists and mediums, including but not limited to: fine art, textiles, ceramics, digital art, photography, jewelry, metal, wood and more.

 

All applicants are reviewed by a volunteer jury made up of city staff, artists, and local residents.

We are also pleased to introduce a BEST IN SHOW award that will be selected and designated on the day of the festival. The winning artist will receive $500 and bragging rights! All artists MUST complete the Submittable.com application in order to be considered for the festival. 

 

Artist Applications Open May 3, 2024 and close on July 19, 2024.

2023 Featured Artists

Mayra Angulo

Andrea Angus*

Elisa Arancibia

Jeni Bate

Lisa Cabrera

Amber Calderilla

Linda Caplette*

Luis “Rick” Caughman

Susan Cheatham

Michael Cheatham

Sue Conner

Patrice Cooley*

Pablo Damas*

Deserai Davis*

H. Benjamin Diaz

Robin Driscoll

Helen Feller

Sonya Finley

Terry Flanigan

Jack Flanigan

Linda Garcia-Dahle

Sherif Hakeem

Claire Hasko-Young

Jasmin Javon

Victoria Johnson

Angela Koenig

Maria Marvosh*

Tracy Moore

Daniela Oschman*

Alejandro “Man One” Poli Jr

Rene Puentes*

Ashley Wright

Elizabeth Redd

Damian Ross*

Bart Ross*

LPÆkili Ross

Nancy Sakurai

Pechez Sepehri

Sonia Sleeger

Leilani Smith

Colleen Sparlin

Meriel Stern

Annie Toliver

David Unsworth

Steve Walag

Melanie Walden

Lynn Warnesky-Baker

Susan Whitley

* New to Ontario Arts Festival

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***Please note: Featured vendors and artists are subject to change.***

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event all ages?

Yes!

 

How much is entry?

Free

 

Are pets allowed at this event?

Leashed pets are allowed outdoors only at the Ontario Arts Festival. Please be prepared to pick up all pet waste and dispose of properly into the trash receptacles.

Emerging Artist Meet-Up: Preparing your Digital Portfolio for Ontario Arts Festival 

Learn how to compile an attractive and accurate portfolio that will make your application stand out.

For more information about Ontario Arts Festival, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at (909) 395-2510.