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SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 | 5PM to 7PM

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 FOLA, Foundation of Local Arts, proudly presents

Fifth Annual Fundraiser

All proceeds benefit Manhattan Beach Arts Projects

Architecture, Art, Design: The Modern Californian Beach House

At the fabulous Manhattan Beach Hillside Isaak Home designed by:

Honoree renowned...

FOLA is proudly Presents Jazz Camp!!

All-Star band rehearsal: January 25th

All-Star band FOLA performance: February 1st

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FOLA proudly presents the Fourth Annual Fundraiser to benefit art education in Manhattan Beach public schools

Architecture Art Design: Green meets Art

Join us at the beautiful Hutter home built with green resources and artfully designed interior at 584 33rd Street, Manhattan Beach 90266*

Distinguished Honorees Daniel Salzman, Sustainable Developer and Arianna Sabra Interior Designer of the home who will speak and educate with fireside talk

Special Guest Dennis Jarvis, Owner of Spyder Surfboards, Inc., surfboard shaper, and surf board art designer will talk about...

 Transforming Musicans to a new level from 12 to 17 year olds 

3 day camp from 9 am to 4 pm

Learn small band jazz, collaboration, improvision, and jazz theory

Taught by accomplished current university students from Mira Costa High School and beyond.

Players will be matched with similar skill levels.

Camp fee: $200 until Dec 7th, $225 thereafter CLICK BOX BELOW IMAGE TO MAKE PAYMENT.

All fees over costs will go to Mira Costa Jazz Bands

For more information contact Rick Norris at 310 418-9892 or email...

 FOLA Jazz Camp 

Event Location: 303 Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Event Time: Dec 26th to Dec 28th 9 am to 4 pm
Transforming jazz musicians to a new level, for ages 12 to 17 
For online to pay fees

Learn small band jazz, collaboration, improvision, and jazz theory
Taught by accomplished current university students from Mira Costa High School and beyond. Players will be matched with similar skill levels....

FOLA will be running a booth at the MB Hometown Fair to raise funds for local schools arts education. 

 FOLA Arts at MB North End Summer Stroll 

Thurs, July 26th 5 to 9 pm beside Elegance Spa 3516 Highland Ave, MB, CA 90266

Featuring FOLA fine artist Angelina D'Arcy, Bobbie Rich, Patrick Donahue, Custom Furnishing Designer Balir Townsend, and jewelry handcrafter Joyce Golden

Food sampling by Fish Bar Restaurant and North End Cafe.

DJ by NE businesses

Former Mayor Jan Dennis is helping sell over 50 large, framed, beautiful paintings and drawings for a long-time MB family. All proceeds go to a Mira Costa Scholarship Fund. Jan is selling her MB books, my centennial coin and the centennial parade poster. There will be wine and light refreshments served.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 2pm-5pm at her home: 901 Highview Avenue MB. We hope to see you there!


 Jazz Camp to improve skills and work in small bands.

You're invited! Manhattan Beach 100 Year Celebration Parade with FOLA in the Parade and a 100 Year Celebration Picnic with FOLA in Polliwog Park.

All you great FOLA artists, directors, advisors, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and arts lovers that make us the beach culture we are...

Come watch the parade and cheer and take photos of FOLA in the parade and/or picnic with FOLA at Polliwog Park, MB. Look for our FOLA tent with our FOLA logo on the top of the tent. Bring your own food, beverages, and blanket to ensure we all have a great time, as FOLA helps sustain...

You're invited: FOLA Artists in the Garden! at Earth Day,

Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach, 90266 Sat, Apr 28th noon to 2 pm in the Botancial Garden.

Featuring Musician Paul Allman,

FOLA Fine Artists Jennifer Hellman, Marjorie L. Rand, Ph.D., Margerat TanYuko Tan, Xenia Zampolli, and Manhattan Beach Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Powell.



You're invited Reception for100 year Manhattan Beach Celebration Exhibition of Creative Ceramics from METLOX FACTORY* and Acclaimed Artists Peggy Zask, Lynne Haggard, and George Marlowe

Complimentary light fare, no host bar mimosas, bloody marys, and music
Proudly hosted by FOLA 

Sponsors Look!Optometry & Coldwell Banker at Metlox Plaza, Pass on the Facebook invite.

*First ever exhibited Metlox Private Collection by Jan Dennis, Former MB Mayor. Exhibition of display from March 25th to March31st.

All FOLA artists, members, and sponsors are cordially invited to enjoy an opportunity to mingle and share about FOLA arts showcasing opportunities and means to raise funds for local arts education.


FOLA proudly presents
Architecture, Art, Design Current Trends in the South Bay


  • Architect, Grant Kirkpatrick
  • Tim Clarke, Interior Designer
  • FOLA Fine Artists Jennifer Hellman, Betty Mallorca, Tricia Strickfaden, Marlene Yamada
  • no host bar . food for purchase
  • ...

Great news! The donation proceeds from FOLA's November 2010 Annual Fundraiser went to the Manhattan Beach Council of PTAs earmarked for arts education.

The PTAs elected to use the FOLA donation towards creation of a Manhattan Beach Middle School arts magazine run by the students to feature fine art, photography,writing and poetry and has made FOLA a Founding Sponsor of this new magazine, called Imagine, a new avenue to showcase student arts!

Thanks to all sponsors, volunteers, artists, and guests who made it happen!

Come enjoy Thurs, July 28th 5:30 to 9:30 pm the 3rd Annual SUMMER STROLL AND ART EXTRAVAGANZA featuring ARTISTS AND ART BY FOLA, FOLA artists and great small shops along Highland Ave near Rosecrans Blvd. Wine sampling and taste of Fish Bar clam chowder, FOLA artists sale of art and jewelry. FOLA raises funds for arts education to sustain beach culture. 

Mira Costa Jazz Bands perform Swing at Sangria as Fundraiser for Mira Costa Jazz Bands. Enjoy music, $5 wine and great food, optional.

Tickets $8 pre-sale and $10 at door. TO BUY TICKETS, CLICK ON the"shopping cart" icon below.



FOLA Holiday Party To obtain location details email FOLA.

Come one and all.... enjoy!

Artists, Directors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Community Notables...Spouses invited!

Mingle and find out about upcoming 2011 events...

  • Creative Arts Center of MB show
  • Solo artist shows...
45amFOLA Stars of the Arts Fundraiser Mixer33am

FOLA, Foundation of Local Arts proudly presents ...Stars of the Stars... Raising funds for Manhattan Beach Council of PTAs to help sustain school arts education.

Sat, Nov 13th 7 to 9:30 pm...Manhattan Country Club.

Lots of...


FOLA Directors and Chair Meeting

Enjoy a great afternoon event!

Raising funds for Manhattan and Hermosa Beach schools arts education*

Fabulous art, book, and jewelry sale!*

Featuring Artists:

  • Jan Dennis Author, book signing, books on Manhattan Beach and great MB B+W historic photos prints from her books, any size
  • Betty Mallorca Fine art, abstract beach palettes and more
  • Chris Miller South Bay beach event photography prints
  • Kimie Silver fine art,...



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Glow is an all-night cultural experience featuring original commissions by artists that re-imagine Santa Monica Beach as a playground for thoughtful and participatory temporary...

Thursday July 29th, 2010 FOLA hosted an event for FOLA fine artist Kimie Silver at Memphis Cafe by the Beach in Manhattan Beach along with Silvia Peluso who featured handcrafted jewelry.

Hot Summer Night party!

Raising funds for beach arts cover charge...$10 donation appreciated...

  • sizzling beach culture arts and accessories sale!
  • tasty $4 summer drinks and appetizers till 7 pm!
  • family friendly ...enjoy, eat, drink, and meet ...

Kimie Silver, featured FOLA local artist ... selling her widely loved and bought artwork at great summer special prices!

Silvia Peluso, featured FOLA local artist ... selling her...



“A priest, a rabbi, and a duck walk into the Memphis bar…”  Not really, but jokes and the lives of stand-up comedians are the subject of the documentary film, I Am Comic, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. 

The Foundation for Local Arts (FOLA) will present the South Bay premiere on Sunday,...

Patrick Donahue Art Photography ExhibitionPatrick Donohue

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