Coast Highway Art Collective
The Coast Highway Artists Collective (CHAC) was formed in March, 2012. The Collective includes artists working in various genres and media. Most of us live on or near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, in an area called “Mendonoma,” which includes the adjacent southern Mendocino County and northern Sonoma County in California.
Our gallery in Point Arena has a long art history. The building, which is easily recognizable by its red paint and bright yellow sun logo, was originally a home for a family with five children. Decades ago, the building was converted into an art gallery and was known as City Art. Many artists in the local community contributed to creating the gallery and hosting art exhibits.
Years later, the gallery became inactive and stood vacant for a time.
CHAC was then formed and refurbished the building to use it for year-round displays of local members’ art. Guest artists are often invited to exhibit at the gallery. Our Collective member artists take turns staffing the gallery on its open days, usually four, including weekends (see our current schedule on the Home page), so that whenever anyone visits, there will be one of our artists there to serve them. The building, with its charming garden, is oftentimes used for community events.