Benefiting the art program at Rea Elementary School, Costa Makers is a pop-up art show and modern craft fair featuring a curated collection of artists and makers in our area.
Free entry and parking! Delicious Mexican food available for purchase with music provided by Scape Music Events. Check out photos from last year.
Hosted by: First United – 420 W. 19th Street in Costa Mesa, CA
Stroll through First United, an historic stained-glass venue built in 1927, as you take in the modern art from local artists inspired by action sports, urban, and street contexts. Confirmed artists include Brian Peterson (pictured at left), Fieldy (bassist from Korn), and Selina Mendoza (2019 OC Laureate).
Plus, Costa Makers will feature a special gallery space dedicated to artwork by students at Rea Elementary School.
After you’ve enjoyed the art inside First United, walk outside to check out our curated collection of vendors who will be featuring handmade items at our modern craft fair. Most vendors accept credit cards, but bring some cash just in case!
Due to the loss of funding, dedicated art classes have been all but eliminated from most elementary schools in our area. Many schools have adopted the Art Masters program where students are exposed to the styles and works of great artists several times throughout the year. Students are introduced through a presentation and follow it up with an interactive in-class activity led by an accredited art instructor.
Two years ago, a benefactor stepped up and funded this program for the students of Rea Elementary School located in west Costa Mesa, CA, but the cost of the program for the 2019-2020 school year will need to be raised by the school’s PTA (Parent-Teach Organization).
At Costa Makers, 100% of food sales and 10% of art and vendor sales will be donated directly to Rea Elementary School PTA to help fund this program.
Built in 1927, the stained-glass historic building located at 420 West 19th Street in Costa Mesa, CA, is home to First United. We are a diverse and intergenerational community of people from varying walks of life. We are a place where deconstructionists lead worship alongside charismatics, LGBTQ parishioners embrace long time members, and dedicated Methodists share space with people who swore they would never again set foot in church.