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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Pink, paint, Pomona Swap Meet

April 18, 2016

We took full advantage of the perfect Southern California weather this weekend with a fun run, volunteering, painting and cruising. Read on for our weekend recap! Cosmo Run 7K We went pink this Saturday for the All-Ladies Cosmo Run 7K! Ladies clad in bright pink shirts dominated the 4.3 mile course and finished at the…

Thank You, John Svenson

April 12, 2016

Upland sculptor John Svenson passed away this month, but his legacy lives on at Fairplex. Svenson was actually part of our Fair staff for 26 years as an art consultant, and is the creator of “Ranchero,” the large wood figure standing guard outside the art center since 1953.  Svenson also collaborated with artist Albert Stewart…

Fairplex Weekend Recap: ArtReach 2016 Opens

March 7, 2016

This weekend was all about art! After months of preparation, ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor opened to the public on Saturday night at the Millard Sheets Art Center. ArtReach features the artistic talents of regional high school students, giving them an outlet to express themselves through the visual arts. Saturday night’s opening reception included an…