Benefiting the art program at Rea Elementary School, Costa Makers is family-friendly block party featuring art, creativity, food, and entertainment. Free secure bike parking at First United or free car parking at Triangle Square. Easily walk to all the locations!
Park your car at Triangle Square and head up to the second level to enjoy live music, face painting, balloon animals, and food samples – all for free! Be sure to grab your Costa Makers passport, visit all the block party stations to have it punched, and enter to win $500 in prizes in Triangle Square giveaways. Head over to the Kids Art Experience with free art supplies and teachers on hand to help. If you’re an NMUSD student, you can create something to submit to the Reflections art contest, and we’ll have the entry forms on hand.
By the way, everything is FREE, but you are invited to make a donation at any of the stations to help us reach our goal of $8,000 to fund the Rea Elementary School art program.
Ride your bike to First United, and we’ll provide free secure bike parking plus you’ll get an extra raffle entry! 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!
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.
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).
Our goal is to raise the full amount of $8,000.
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.