Coastal Arts League

A nonprofit organization

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$7,000 Goal

The vision of the Coastal Arts League is to be the free Public Art Gallery of Half Moon Bay. Exhibits change every month and admission is always Free. We also provide Free Weekly Art Classes at the Senior Center, art supplies for classroom teachers, plus access to art resources for children and adults through our website. Juried shows, Club shows, Benefit shows and Member exhibits support local artists living and working on the Coastside. 

Our donors realize the importance of having a public art gallery in Half Moon Bay, and together we raise awareness of the importance of art as part of a healthy life. We reach out to people at home with online resources for art activities that the whole family can enjoy. Art Resources can be found on our website,

Tax-deductible gifts help to keep the gallery open five days a week. Local artists contribute to tourism as visitors find original art, handmade gifts, and jewelry at affordable prices in the 300 Main Street Gallery.

Fundraising accounts for about 30% of our annual budget, mostly from individual donors. There are two seasons of public fundraising each year. In the Spring, we participate in Coastside Gives, a community-wide campaign to support local nonprofits. Then in the autumn, we have the annual membership campaign.

Board Members: Jane Lewis, Betsy Harms, Thomas Goodson, Lu Chang, Peter Harames, Steve Rossi


Coastal Arts League is 100% volunteer run and 100% community funded. Thank you!

Mary Bennett says, " We wanted to send over a little thank you! My daughter came across your family art page It's led her to tons of awesome guides and she has learned so much from it! She refers to your resources quite a bit and I'm pretty sure she never closes the tab."

Judy Lurie says, "Painting along the spectacular coast around Half Moon Bay is truly a spiritual experience, a way of deeply appreciating the beauty of the area where we are lucky enough to live."


Recognizing the power of arts and artists to create positive change in the world, the mission of the Coastal Arts League is to encourage and support visual artists, with tools to make a living and a life, and to build a community full of meaning, joy, and connection.

Our vision is to be the Public Art Gallery of Half Moon Bay, providing public access to art. Everyone is invited to visit our Main Street gallery and admission is always free.

We cooperate with other community organizations to provide education programs for students and adults. We collaborate with Senior Coastsiders, CUSD, HMB High School, and downtown art galleries. We reach out to people at home with online resources for art activities that the whole family can enjoy. Look for Art Resources on our website,


Our goal is to raise $7,500 to support our education programs, gallery exhibits, and art classes.

Donations support art classes for seniors, art supplies for classroom teachers in CUSD, and a benefit show for HMB High School, elementary, and intermediate students. Your gift also supports our community outreach, website, email, brochures, and letters.

Our newest project "Art in the Schools" provides art supplies to classroom teachers across Cabrillo Unified School District. Your donations help teachers integrate art with instruction to make learning fun.

Organization Data


Organization name

Coastal Arts League

Tax id (EIN)


Organization Category

Arts & Culture, Education, Seniors

Operating Budget

$100,001 - $250,000


300 Main St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



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