Suggested Art & Culture Groups near California
VIRUS UPDATE: We are now reading on ZOOM with some in person readings as scheduled. Regular Zoom readings Sundays at 3:00pm and Wednesday Evenings at 7. Bring your own snacks and coffee! Script provided as always. Susan and Jeff
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A Sunday afternoon or Wednesday Evening, a beverage of your choice, a few snacks, a fantastic piece of playwriting, and a group of avid VOICE ACTORS who've had fun reading well over 300 plays since 2010! What could be better?
Check out our Play List that we have already read HERE. Our play readings
Below is an extensive description of this group and its rules.
EastBay PlayReaders is a group for actors and experienced readers who are theater lovers and would like the social experience of group reading and performing, script in hand or device. The group is open to those who will commit to reading and understanding the play and being prepared with a part. This is not a drop-in group, and requires EMAIL communication with the Play Reading Organizer in order to be cast in a role. Previous play reading experience is highly desired. In Person readings are in Alameda, CA. But we are excited that ZOOM has brought us readers from all over, who can cope with time zone changes.
Our readings are prepared, scheduled and cast. If you are looking for a "maybe I will stop by" group, please pass on us. Members who become cast and are no-shows, with no warning or explanation to the Organizer, will be removed from the group.
Typically an IN PERSON play reading will involve (1) social time to get to know each other (2) reading of the play(3) eating and drinking (4) discussion of the play (5) occasional post-reading social games. Our event is a potluck with everyone pitching in to supply drinks and snacks. Special needs folks should bring their own snacks.
The play reading can include both readers and audience, if extra people want to sit in and listen.
CASTING: Plays are selected and pre-cast by the organizer, and scripts and cast lists are distributed at least a few days to one week in advance, so parts can be prepared. The aim of casting is to produce the best overall reading of the play, to ensure a positive group experience. In a group with different levels of voice acting expertise, senior level voice actors or readers will normally get the heaviest roles. This serves to produce an exceptional reading, and also sets an example for others to improve their VOICE ACTING delivery.
Casting typically follows gender and character descriptions from the play itself, although exceptions are made. Requests to be cast in a particular role are usually welcomed and granted unless a role has already been cast.
Any issues with casting should be taken up privately with the organizer.
Art Walks & Talks, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Love artworks, design, architecture, fashion, furniture and films? So do we! Join us for monthly gallery walks and seasonal talks.
FoST, Future of Storytelling - https://futureofstorytelling.org/content#subscribe
The Vergecast - https://www.theverge.com/podcasts
Map of museums & cultural spots
Calendar of Noted Art Events Happening in the Bay Area!
Some Group Rules!
Be kind, think before speaking or responding, listen mostly, and be respectful!
We take COVID very seriously! Please plan to either have proof of vaccination or negative test results when attending our in-person events. Always bring one or two masks with you as well. Thank you!
Located in the San Francisco, California
South Bay Art
San Jose, CA
This group is for anyone who is interested in creating and sharing art. All mediums such as charcoal, water color, oil paint, etc. are welcome. All skill levels are welcome as well.
For our group's events, you'll find a mix of outdoor painting and indoor sketching and the locations vary from as far North as San Francisco to as far South as Monterey.
Recently we've been posting and guest posting more indoor meetups as a result of the popularity of the portrait parties and sketching, but you'll still find a couple outdoor painting events a month as well.
I should say that the events aren't classes or workshops in that I consider the group more of a social group who's members enjoy creating and sharing art with other artists. If you've got questions, are looking for a critique, or are stuck on something feel free to ask for help though. We really do have a nice mix of experienced artists.
Also, there are no fees for the group or events but sometimes there is a cost for things like parking or if we have events in coffee shops or restaurants we're usually expected to purchase something. I'll do my best to call out any fees in the event description as they come up.
If you have any questions or suggestions related to the meetup feel free to direct message me via Meetup.com's message service.
Looking forward to seeing you all and your art.
Also, check out our Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131295087508526
Last updated 2-22-21
San Francisco, CA
We get together on weekends to wander around San Francisco, sketching people and places, natural and urban. We usually sketch for 2-3 hours, then sit down in a cafe to share sketches and chat. Sometimes we join up with other sketching groups or do field trips outside the city. Everyone welcome.
El Cerrito Figure Drawing/Painting Meetup Group
El Cerrito, CA
Colorspace Arts studio offers figure drawing/painting with the live model several times a week for artist at all levels. Long pose sessions available for sign up at www.colorspacearts.com and short pose sessions available for sign up at www.livandchiuartstudio.com.
Silicon Valley Creativity Meetup
Santa Clara, CA
Interested in exploring creativity?
Here's a meetup group where we explore creativity and focus on improving our creative abilities in various domains of arts, comedy, creative thinking, poetry, etc.
Main motives behind starting this meetup are:
* Learn about and explore creativity
* Improve on creative abilities using exercises & games
* Discuss creativity tools, methods and techniques
* Connect together people with similar liking
* Share our creative experiences
* Collaborate on creative projects
More details about the meetup group and motives can be found here:
Below is a presentation talking about what, why and how of creativity:
If you are even remotely interested in creativity, please do provide your inputs to our creativity survey questionnaire by clicking the link below. It will greatly help us shape the meetup to your needs and make it a fruitful experience for all.
Looking forward to meeting great people in the pursuit of creativity!
"San Francisco Is My Oyster" There Is Always More To Explore
San Francisco, CA
All the best in one place!
Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.
In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.
The mission of this group is its name.
(quick legal note: this group name and all derivations are ™ Trademarked/Servicemarked and/or Copyright protected. Unauthorized used is NOT permitted. This group is part of a confederation of groups. You may NOT start a chapter without express permission. There is no charge or fee to be part. The group must be for the most part "non-profit." You may not charge organizers to list events. The group may NOT be a promotional front, or a venue for one person or entity. The group must be diverse and open Chapter Guidelines may be obtained by clicking the "Contact the Organizers" button)
The whole Bay Area is so vibrant and diverse. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )
EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!
This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!
There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.
Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.
Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!
In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.
Here are the basics of group rules.
Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.
Avoid Put Downs.
Speak For Yourself.
Listen To Others.
You Have The Option To Pass.
Expect Unfinished Business.
While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.
The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.
These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following
Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.
IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.
All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.
The rules simplified.
• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)
• No outside links
• Great Copy
• Great Pix
• 4 weeks notice is best.
• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.
Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.
Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.
Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?
Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.
If so then you may be looking for us!
We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .
Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.
We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.
A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.
Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?
So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.
By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.
Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).
Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.
What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.
This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?
Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.
Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.
We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.
Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.
So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.
If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg
This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke
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Voice Over Alchemy (VOA) Meetup
San Jose, CA
Our group is about voice acting, and all aspects associated with it.
This group is made to be a free alternative to voice acting training, networking, social and support. We learn as we go, and train others so they can better follow their passions without busting the bank.
We do our Meetups in groups large and small, primarily through video conferencing (Google hangouts, i.e. bit.ly/sfbayvoiceovermeetup ). The standard time is 5-7pm PT Alternating Sundays and Saturdays, Bi-Weekly (i.e. 2 times a month). We also many times just do chit-chat and social for an hour or so afterwards.
Activities will range from anything to reading scripts, character creation, tips on using software and mics, learning business skills, and just learning about our greater community of voice actors of all levels.
We also have a channel on Discord! If you want any quick chatting, check us out!
Monterey Mini Painters, Director’s Cut
We’re a group of people who enjoy painting gaming miniatures, for fun. We’re not teachers, but we’re a helpful group. All skill levels welcome. Join us at the Monterey Moose Lodge every Sunday from 1-4 pm. We’ve got plenty of figurines and paints to share for those new to the hobby.
Santa Cruz Art League Workshops
Santa Cruz, CA
For over 100 years, Santa Cruz Art League has been a creative hub in or community. Visual and performing artists are supported through education, exhibitions, and arts events. Santa Cruz Art League offers art workshops for both the beginner artist and the more experienced!
San Mateo Paint & Draw (20s 30s)
San Mateo, CA
Let's meet up and draw! Or anything else really. Paint, sew, tie-dye, color, weave baskets, etc. This is an open space for us to meet others in the area for any creative activities. We'll meet in Central Park and other local hangout spots.
Whether you've been creating for years or just picked up an activity in quarantine, you're in good company. No experience required!
We generally meet every Thursday, 6-8 pm, but will have occasional Sunday Meetups as well from 2-4 pm.
Shakespeare Zoom Play Reading - WooHoo
Welcome to all interested in reading - Bring your own wine (juice, drink of choice) and cheese. I don't really drink, but hey. I want this open to anyone even if you haven't read plays aloud before. We will break halfway through for a little chitchat time, and happy to help people if they do find any part needs some clearing up around what happened, but these plays are chosen for being within range for this group. Woohoo. I may cast when we meet or I may tell you your role(s) ahead. You don't need a zoom account. Oh, and you don't need a copy of the play.
Plein Air - Painting, Drawing
This group is for people who like painting and drawing outdoors.
All levels, styles, and mediums (oils. watercolors, ink, pencils) are welcome.
We will choose a place, meet, and paint something we see around us.
It's a great way to meet like-minded friends, share knowledge, and grow as artists together.
P.s. We are all tired of covid-19, but the masks are required for all participants. Thank you for your understanding :)
Art, Creativity and Process Group Every Wednesday 9:30-11am
San Francisco, CA
Let's connect and make art together as a weekly practice. We will set aside 1.5 hours every week to explore ourselves within a project and then share what we created and experienced. Prompts provided, but you are always welcome to free-form create in community with us, if you have something in mind for that particular week. Let's make some time and space for our artistic, poetic way of seeing the world. All are welcome.
Courtney has always found comfort by expressing herself through art. Growing up, dancing and drawing was her way to connect with herself and to the outside world. She graduated with a Bachelors in Art, specializing in oil painting and digital photography which she used to explore difficult emotions and conflict in relationships. She is currently a graduate student at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She is an MFT Trainee supervised by James Bosch LMFT #86491
Halie has been fascinated by exploring herself through her artistic expression. Her favorite mediums are oil painting, dance, sewing, collage, and poetry. She finds through her creative process she tends to discover parallels within how she is integrating her current situations in life. Exploring her relationship with her artistic expression has transformed how she meets the world. Halie is a graduate student in the Integral Counseling program at California Institute of Integral Studies. Supervised Gieve Patel, LMFT #47196
Tatum is a psychology graduate student at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Tatum is also a painter who loves the process of painting itself. There seems to be an internal dialogue that unfolds while making art, bringing more insight and clarity to the subject matter. For her, the skill level of the end-product doesn't matter, it's all about the feeling of congruency between inner worlds and outer worlds that takes shape. She is supervised by Elizabeth Hoke LMFT #103781
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Novato Drum Circle/Open Mic
A monthly First Friday community event to meet new friends, relax into Drumming with a pro facilitator (drums available - no experience necessary), and Open Mic -share your unique artistic expression., a poem, song, story...or just be entertained! Open to All!
Come and DRUM: 6:00 - 7:30, (Pro-Facilitator,-Sahar Pinkham), OPEN MIC: 7:45 - 9:00.
Enjoy an evening of ,entertainment and fun!
Free... Loving donations appreciated for snacks.
Introverted Artists of LA
Los Angeles, CA
Hi! I am creating this group to simply meet up with like-minded people.
If you are an artist who likes activities in nature, reading, or just discussing ideas, I think this group might be perfect for you.
I plan to schedule the events on Saturdays or Sundays, most likely during mornings or afternoons, we can plan a hike, go to a cafe, or just jam! Whatever makes us excited.
I hope I can see you soon!
Burlingame Plein Air Painters
“The basis of human happiness is the possibility to be together with nature, to see it and to talk to it.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Or if you prefer Willie Sutton's Law, "Because that's where the money is!"
Welcome! This is a group for all artists from beginners to experienced who want to create art outdoors - any style, technique and medium. We are a friendly and supportive group that brings artists together by painting around the Bay area and sometimes beyond. Meetings are organized semi-monthly on weekends. Suggestions for sites are welcome. After a paint out event, we follow up with an optional lunch. We encourage artists to share their experiences and post photos of their work to our Meetup site. The low membership fee covers the cost of website and occasional costs for exhibitions and promotions for the group.
Unsolicited advertising is not welcome, and will be removed from the group's site.
Burlingame Plein Air Painters’ Group Statement (for shows)
Burlingame Plein Air Painters (BPAP) is a group of artists dedicated to the historic tradition of painting directly from life outdoors. Through this approach of firsthand observation, our members strive to express their unique visual and emotional response to the timeless beauty in the natural landscape of the Bay Area.
BPAP creates plein air painting opportunities on an ongoing semi-monthly basis. Burlingame PAP has established a forum for artists of all levels to support each other and to share ideas and knowledge of their plein air painting experiences. BPAP promotes a visual appreciation of our environment through the value of painting en plein air, by sharing with the public our combined knowledge and experience, and through public demonstrations and exhibitions of the highest caliber.
About Burlingame Plein Air Painters
Founded in 2013 by Jenny Wantuch, Burlingame Plein Air Painters began as a small group of artists dedicated to painting outdoors from life and to create a supportive and social ambience. BPAP has held over 200 paint-outs in the Bay Area, from Point Reyes in the north to Carmel-by-the-Sea in the south. Bart Charlow has kept this group growing and is today the Organizer. This format has encouraged beginers as well as established artists throughout the Bay Area. Today, Burlingame PAP has over 70 active members.
“Open Air” July 14-August 13, 2017, at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA, was the group’s first show and exhibited artwork by twenty-two BPAP artists. Several of our group exhibited at "Along the Ohlone Portola Trail Plein Air" from July 12 - August 11, 2019, also at Sanchez. BPAP took a key role in organizing the painting series from which the show is drawn. We hope to do more in the future.
OC Women's Art, Theater and Foodies Meetup
This group is for women in the Orange County area who want to meet and build friendships based on the shared interests of art, theater and great food & wine. Let's get together and enjoy live theater, musical performances, small playhouses, museums, art walks, galleries, film, dinners, wine tastings, concerts, harbor boat rides, potluck parties, dining out, happy hours, brunches, day trips, birthday celebrations, fine dining, high teas, self defense training and anything else fun. Age group 40-70 years old women only, and MUST have a PayPal account or Venmo and a PHOTO of yourself posted on your profile no animals or flowers! Dressing appropriately is required for upscale dining & theater events.
NOTE: This group is temporarily closed to new members right now.