2018 Ontario Festival of the Arts
Saturday, September 15, 2018 was an incredible day with The Arts Area at the Ontario Festival of the Arts. We want to thank everyone who made it possible. Thank you to the wonderful artists Andrea Benitez, Tom Cypert, Jimmy Purcell, Bob Hurton (Uncle Bacon), our hardworking Board of Directors, staff and volunteers who participated in The Arts Area booths. Thank you to the Chaffey College Music and Dance Department faculty David Rentz, Pat Aranda, and Michele Jenkins who brought their talented students from the choir, jazz band, and dance program to perform on the festival main stage. Thank you to the City of Ontario, Ontario Museum of History & Art, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, and fellow festival planning committee members for creating such a successful and special event. Thank you to everyone who attended The Arts Area post-festival Third Saturday evening events. Thank you to artist Jaime Muñoz for his stunning artwork on exhibition at CASA Pitzer. And another thank you to Uncle Bacon for his unending enthusiasm to produce a block print created by 165 artists throughout the day at the festival then printed at the evening event, which was a beautiful summation and conclusion to the day. Many, many thanks to all of you who do so much to support the arts in the Inland Empire.
- John Machado, CEO/President, The Arts Area