The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals

Fairplex TLC smmnc The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals One of our most successful event partnerships is with the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (SMMCN), which will be celebrating its 4th annual event with us this year.

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Photo from Street Machine Nationals Facebook

While the event itself is always exciting and fun, their dedication and support of our automotive students is even more important to us.

Fairplex TLC axcgroup The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals Every year a portion of the SMMCN net proceeds are donated to the Alex Xydias & Pete Chapouris Center for Automotive Arts (AXC). Their support helps our students through our rigorous two-year automotive industry certification program.

Thank you SMMCN!

For more information on the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals event, click here.
To learn more about our auto education program, click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Street Machine Nationals 2016

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The Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals roared into Fairplex this weekend. Our campus was transformed into an action-packed auto playground as spectators watched autocross, torque and horsepower demos, car cruises and burnout contests. Check out the action from our guests’ point of view!

Despite the downpour on Friday, the weekend was all blue skies and cool weather, creating the perfect backdrop for a weekend of live music, food and drinks, and cars, cars, cars galore.

Although the Street Machine Nationals was our largest event, there was plenty of activity throughout the rest of Fairplex too. The monthly Palates & Palettes wine & paint session took guests into the wine, food and art of France at the Millard Sheets Art Center, along with the second weekend of ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor exhibition.

The RailGiants Train Museum was also open to the public Saturday and Sunday, where train enthusiasts gathered to check out our historical locomotive engines and talk shop with each other.

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

Did you attend one of our events this weekend? Tag @fairplex on Instagram for a chance to get featured on our page! 

Fairplex Snapshot: Street Machine Nationals Set-Up

Why stay in the office when there’s so much happening on grounds? We took a break from our desks and took a quick walk through the Pro Builder Pavilion to see how set-up was going for this weekend’s Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals. What do you think?

ICYMI, the KTLA Morning News crew stopped by earlier this week for a preview of the event, including all the events and featured cars. Get the full scoop here.

We can’t wait for this weekend! For more info on Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals, click here.

L.A. Weekender: Muscle cars, Monet and art

Another weekend is upon us and we’re running into it with open arms. We’re excited for everything happening on campus and our surrounding communities! Keep reading to see what’s happening in Pomona this weekend.

smmcn giveaway L.A. Weekender: Muscle cars, Monet and art Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals roar into Fairplex this weekend 

Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (March 12 & 13): If you’ve heard roaring engines and seen an influx of cars on campus lately, you’ve witnessed the start of Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals! Fill up on horsepower as more than 1,000 high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country gather here at Fairplex. Visit streetmachinenationals.net for more info.

Palates & Palettes (March 13): Join us for a night in France as your art instructor leads you through a painting session inspired by Claude Monet. Enjoy food and wine from his homeland while creating artwork of your own at the Millard Sheets Art Center. Tickets are $75 each. RSVP to secure your spot here.

Pomona Art Walk (March 13): Downtown Pomona comes to life on the second Saturday of the month as galleries, studios and restaurants extend their hours for an evening of art, community and shopping. Check out the monthly art walk and additional happenings here.

ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor (March 12 – 14): If you weren’t able to make it out last weekend, stop by the Millard Sheets Art Center and check out our annual regional high school art exhibition, ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor. Gallery hours are noon – 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Admission and parking are free! For more information, click here.

Old Town La Verne Farmers Market (March 13): Just down the street from Fairplex, the weekly farmers market is a highlight of Old Town La Verne. Shop (and taste!) locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet specialty foods and an array of plants and flowers. For more information click here.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

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.