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Organized in 1980 as a charitable non-profit corporation, the specific purpose of The Coastal Arts League is to encourage the development, and support the creative arts in the community, through the promotion of educational presentations, workshops, exhibits, and publications of artistic expression.



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Address: 300 Main St. Zaballa Square
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
CAL operates two art galleries at 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay to expand public understanding and increase access to art and artists. CAL is the only venue of its kind in the coastside region of San Mateo County. Twelve monthly exhibitions in the Arabella Decker Gallery provide artists the opportunity to see and display their work, learning how to prepare for juried competitions and networking to share information.

CAL teaches creative visual arts, in an on-going community program. Volunteer art teachers, who are members of CAL, lead weekly art classes at the Senior Center at 925 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. What began as a group of three or four has now grown to an average of twelve elders meeting in the art room at the Senior Center, for fun and learning. Classes will continue throughout 2018, and are open to everyone in the Coastside community. Research continues to show that lifelong learning for adults increases creativity and engagement, and that learning in a group provides essential social interaction.

The Children's Art Program, serving K-5 students who live in the Main Street Park Family Apartments, teaches creativity, and supports overall well-being and academic achievement. Three volunteers teach these classes, using lessons from the Getty Museum curriculum. They need art supplies for children, and storage bins, for teachers.
Kids appreciate that an adult will spend time with them, and are eager to engage with each other in creative play.

I had a wonderful time playing with the paint colors, and laughed at the funny comments from my colleagues during the session. Thank you for the opportunity to express our individualities and discover some new activities. Antoine

Really fun! Had a great time!!!