Fairplex Weekender: Dinos, soccer and ag oh my!

Say hello to the weekend! See what’s happening on our campus:

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Spring in The Farm (March 25): We’re celebrating American agriculture at our annual Spring in The Farm event. Local communities are invited to enjoy activities and workshops centered in agriculture, from rope making to gardening. Meet our Farm animals, learn more about agri-business and see agriculture in motion! More info here.

Southern California Sports Club (March 25): Did you know we have soccer fields at Fairplex? Located near the old barns, the fields are now officially home to the Southern California Sports Club. Watch their first home match Saturday night, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. against the Riverside Coras. Tickets are $10 per person, parking available at prevailing rates. For more info click here.

Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED (March 25 & 26): We’re going back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Families can experience up-close encounters with lifelike dinosaurs, take a spin in a Jurassic Jeep, dig for fossils, and other fun dino-themed activities fun for all ages. More info available here.

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams (March 24 – 26): The Art of Dreams opened to the public at the beginning of the month and will continue its run through the end of March. You can visit the gallery (Millard Sheets Art Center) Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. We are always impressed by the talent and creativity of the high school students who participate every year. We highly recommend walking through if you have the time!

If you’re hanging out with us this weekend, make sure you tag @fairplex and use #fairplex on your social media posts. We’d love to see our campus through your eyes!

For more information on all current and upcoming events at Fairplex, visit us at fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekender: Farm-to-table, ArtReach and Bird Expo

The weekend is almost here! See what’s happening on our campus:

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Farm Dinner (March 17): The 2017 Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series opens this Friday with a delicious four course menu using ingredients fresh from The Farm. Guests can watch first-hand as our chefs select fruits, vegetables and herbs from our crops and create meals in the Farm kitchen for them to enjoy.

Each course (including dessert) is paired with wine from the LaZarre Wines. There are still a few spots available! You can view the full menu and reserve your spot here: http://bit.ly/2mPCMfI

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams (March 17-19): ArtReach: The Art of Dreams opened to the public at the beginning of the month and will continue its run through the end of March. You can visit the gallery (Millard Sheets Art Center) Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. We are always impressed by the talent and creativity of the high school students who participate every year. We highly recommend walking through if you have the time!

Everybody’s Bird Mart (March 19): Everybody’s Bird Mart returns to Fairplex on Sunday. Shop rare and exotic birds of every breed, size and color, and gather all the necessary supplies for taking care of your pet: cages, seed, vitamins, perches, toys and more. Hours, admission and parking info are available at Fairplex.com.

Weekend Recap: Barking with the stars

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s what we had the pleasure of hosting:

Beverly Hills Dog Show
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the city’s finest purebred dogs. You can watch the televised version of the event on Easter Sunday on USA Network!

ArtReach Opening Reception
Students, teachers and local art patrons gathered at the Millard Sheets Art Center for the opening reception of high school art exhibition ArtReach: The Art of Dreams.

Measure H Gala
Our President & CEO Miguel Santana hosted a Measure H fundraiser at the art gallery. Thank you to everyone who came to support our fight to end homelessness!

See what’s next at Fairplex on our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Weekender: Stars, cars, art and brides

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening at Fairplex this weekend:

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KCBH Dog Show (March 4 & 5): We’re rolling out the red carpet this weekend at Fairplex for the inaugural televised Beverly Hills Dog Show! Hosted by breeder-owner-handler, judge and author David Frei and award-winning Broadway star and author John O’Hurley, the show features more than 1,000 purebred dogs.

The show will air on Easter Sunday on the USA Network. We’re excited to play host and wish them will in their debut! Spectators are welcome to watch the event on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, click here.

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams Opening Reception (March 4): The sixth annual regional high school art exhibition opens this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex. The opening reception and awards ceremony is this Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. with the gallery opening to the public beginning March 5.

We’re excited to celebrate the talents of local high school students and look forward to seeing what they have created for the gallery. For more information click here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (March 5): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

BrideWorld Expo (March 5): Calling all brides-to-be! BrideWorld Expo is at Fairplex this Sunday. Hundreds of photographers, entertainers, invitation vendors, florists and other wedding musts will be on-hand. Guests who register beforehand will receive a free planning workbook and a shopping bag. Tickets and additional info are available here.


Sneak peek of ArtReach: The Art of Dreams

We’re putting the finishing touches on the ArtReach: The Art of Dreams high school art exhibition, opening this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center! Take a look:

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The gallery is almost ready for the Opening Reception!

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Special education students from local schools made dream catchers for their annual art piece.

Fairplex Events ArtReach gallery3 Sneak peek of ArtReach: The Art of Dreams The Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday evening, with the gallery opening to the public on Fridays – Sundays in March, noon – 5 p.m. beginning on March 5.

We’re always blown away by the talent and creativity our local high school students have. The thought and effort they put into their pieces — whether a painting, a sculpture, or a photo — is amazing.

It’s always beautiful to see the various interpretations students have of the theme (this year the theme is Dreams), and how they manifest that interpretation into something unique to themselves.

For more information on ArtReach and other happenings at the Millard Sheets Art Center, visit us at millardsheetsartcenter.org.

Behind-the-Scenes: ArtReach Set-Up

Since its debut in 2013, ArtReach has been a staple of student creativity at the Millard Sheets Art Center.

Fairplex BTS artreach Behind the Scenes: ArtReach Set Up This year’s theme is The Art of Dreams, and we can’t wait to see the creativity of local high school students in the gallery! From paintings to sculptures to photography, there is plenty of art to celebrate this year.

Stay tuned to see how it turns out! For more information on ArtReach and other student art programs, visit millardsheetsartcenter.org.

Fairplex Snapshot: ArtReach Set-Up

As soon as we stepped into the Millard Sheets Art Center we could see that ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor is going to be an amazing exhibition.

From the graffiti art lining the walls to the sculptures and paintings already on display, we can’t wait to see the completed exhibition this Saturday at the Opening Ceremony. Our regional high school students are so talented! Here’s a quick look at the set up so far:

For more information ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor visit tlcfairplex.org. Hope to see you this weekend!

March Madness at Fairplex!

March is our busiest month yet and we are incredibly excited for everything we have planned for you. Keep reading to see what’s in store for our campus:

ArtReach March Madness at Fairplex! Art Reach: The Art of Metaphor (March 5-31): We’re celebrating the visual arts at the Millard Sheets Art Center this month at ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor. High school students from throughout the region will have their artwork displayed in our gallery.

Art patrons can browse the diverse pieces, purchase if desired and connect with the local art education community. We are incredibly honored for the opportunity to support the arts and youth in this way! For more information click here.

StreetMachine March Madness at Fairplex! Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (March 12-13): The Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals roar into Fairplex in two weeks! We’re talking horsepower and torque with over 1,000 high performance cars from across the country for burnout contests and autocross galore. For ticketing, programming and additional info, click here.

PP1 March Madness at Fairplex! Palates & Palettes (March 13): We’re on round three of Palates & Palettes for 2016. This month’s theme is inspired by the works of Claude Monet. Dive into the world of French art, wine and food with us on March 13th and learn how to paint one of Monet’s popular works yourself! More info available here.


GrowPomona March Madness at Fairplex!

Grow Pomona (March 19): We’re opening up our Farm to the public this month for Grow Pomona, a community celebration of agriculture! Admission is FREE and includes family activities, gardening tips, agriculture and horticulture education and a lovely day on The Farm for all. For more info, click here.

2016CelticFaire HORZ CMYK 300x126 March Madness at Fairplex! Celtic Faire (March 19 & 20): Celtic Faire at Fairplex is back for another year of dancing, jousting, feasting and celebrating Celtic culture! Check out live bands, learn to dance a few Irish jigs, say hello to our forest animal friends, make crafts with the kids and have a shepherd’s pie or two while you’re with us. Full programming, tickets and more info available here. Slàinte!

Everything Else: Believe it or not, on top of everything we just mentioned, we have plenty of other events happening all month long, starting with the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival this weekend and ending with Easter Sunday services and a delicious Easter brunch at McKinley’s Grille. Visit our Events Calendar page to see what else we have in store for you this month!

For more information on upcoming events at Fairplex, please visit fairplex.com.


March Events at Fairplex

It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year, and now we are in the second week of March? I guess it’s true what people say about time going by fast when you are having fun!

Speaking of fun, there are still lots of fun events you could join us for at Fairplex this month. Here are some of those events:

3912 1ArtReach 150x132 March Events at FairplexArtReach: The Art of Music: The fourth annual ArtReach will run through Friday, March 21 in the Millard Sheets Art Center.

Be sure to stop by and support the talented work of hundreds of high schools from this region as they unveil their artwork inspired by this year’s theme: The Art of Music. Students were asked to consider the role music plays in our lives, how it relates to their own life experiences, and how it influences their thinking or feelings about the world around them. Art pieces include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and film. For more information visit the ArtReach website.

Street Machine 150x150 March Events at FairplexStreet Machine & Muscle Car Nationals: f you love cars, boy do we have a treat for you! Gear up for a celebration of horsepower and torque when the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals rolls into Fairplex March 14 and 15.

This national celebration of horsepower & torque will fill the Fairplex campus with more than 1,000 high-performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country. Adult tickets are $20, ages 6-12 $5 and ages 5 and under are free. For more information visit our events page.

1 March Events at FairplexThe Graffiti Run 5K: It’s finally back! The Graffiti Run is returning to Fairplex on Sunday, March 15. We assure you running this 5K will be the most colorful day of your life. And by this, we mean literally!

Our 5K course is much more than a good workout; it is a place where you can have a blast and create long-lasting memories with your family and friends. So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggy-back ride, or summersault your way through the color madness! To register for this colorful event or for more information visit the events page.

3671 13219 1brid mart 2 150x132 March Events at FairplexEverybody’s Birdmart: Everyone’s favorite bird show is back on Sunday, March 22. So, be sure to not make plans for the weekend that do not include shopping for birds of all shapes, breeds and sizes along with cages, seed, feeders, vitamins, toys, perches, vitamins and much more! Adult admission is $9, children aged 11 or younger can explore for free! For more information visit our events page.

Other Events: The RailGiants Train Museum, Family Winemakers Tasting, Millard Sheets Art Center Free Family Workshops, Palates and Palettes and FMCA 2015 Convention are also at Faiplex at various times throughout March. Check Fairplex Events Page for more information on these and other upcoming events.

What events do you plan to attend at Fairplex? Let us know in the comments below and please be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

Thoughtful Thursday: ArtReach Volunteers

ArtReach: The Art of Pop Culture is coming to the Millard Sheets Arts Center at Fairplex next month. ArtReach features the artistic talents of regional high school students and brings the community together to celebrate the accomplishments of each individual artist.

Claremont students share their ArtReach submissions

Sculptures, paintings, film, photography and myriad other art forms are displayed throughout the gallery, all commenting on the various aspects of pop culture.

As a part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, ArtReach relies heavily on volunteers to make the show a success. For this week’s Thoughtful Thursday we wanted to give a huge shout-out to all of the people in our community who have taken time out of their busy lives to help with this endeavor.

Our volunteers do everything from installing art pieces to greeting visitors and leading discussions about artworks during student field trips. They are an essential part of this project and we couldn’t do it without them!

If you are interested in volunteering with ArtReach: The Art of Pop Culture, please call us at (909) 865-4075. We would love to have you join the Fairplex family!