Ontario Museum of History & Art Presents Culture Fest: Block Party

May 01, 2024

Press Contact:          Dan Bell, Communications and Community Relations Director
Phone Number:        (909) 395-2400
Date:                          April 16, 2024


City of Ontario

Department of Museum, Arts & Culture


Annual celebration to highlight rich Chicanx diaspora with live music, art installations, classic car show, hands-on activities and more

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is excited to present Culture Fest: Block Party on May 11, 2024 from 12 PM 4 PM. The free, family-friendly event is an annual celebration of the different cultural experiences that exist within Ontario’s diverse community. This year will highlight the rich Chicanx diaspora that has called Ontario its home for generations. Participants will enjoy art installations, live music, a classic car show, hands-on art-making activities, food and beverages, live performances that express what it means to be Chicanx in the Inland Empire, and more.
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The full lineup includes:
  • Classic Car Show hosted by colorblindshotz, a local classic car photographer; featuring Ontario Car Club, Red Ribbon Accessories, Southern Stilo Car Club, Humildes Car Club, Hot Boyz, A&G Customs, TJ Friends Car Club, Terrones Car Club, Dukes Car Club, Down South Car Club, Get Down Classics
  • Sounds by Bitter End Gallery with Fernando Perez, Brandon Guzman, Jordan Leon and Mario Pinzon
  • Food by Tacos Chicanx, That Funky Michi, Ortiz Ice Cream
  • DJ set by DJ Lis Bomb
  • Art Installations by Briar Rosa, Jacqueline Valenzuela, Anthony Chacon, Al Espinugui, and The Piñata House
  • Hands-on activities
    • o Build Your Own Lowrider with Jacqueline Valenzuela
    • o Growing Art Ontario with Willis Salomon
    • o Design and Build Your Dream Front-Yard Plaza with John Kamp and James Rojas
    • o Hand-Carved Stamp Temporary Tattoos with Grafica Nocturna 
    • o Eloy Torrez Inspired Build Your Crown with The Cheech Center
    • o Piñata Bust Art Raffle with Chaffey Community Museum of Art
  • Old School Mall-Style Glamour Photobooth by Gilbert G Photography
  • Visit current Museum exhibits
    • o Built on Water: Ontario and Inland Southern California focuses on the history, present and future of water in the Ontario region and the Chino Basin.
    • o Conduit uncovers how the diversion of water has shaped the way we live through a critical examination of the tension between urban growth and the natural world.

To learn more about Culture Fest, visit: www.ontariomuseum.org/culturefest.

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. The hours are Thursday and Friday, 12 PM to 4 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM. Admission to the Museum and exhibits is free.


Additional Information
The Ontario Museum of History & Art preserves, interprets, and celebrates the history and cultural heritage of Ontario and the surrounding area. From developing exhibitions, to engaging visitors through educational experiences, and events that inspire creative action, the Museum is an anchor to the growing downtown arts district. The Museum recently achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. The Museum is uniquely housed in Ontario’s former City Hall, a historical landmark funded by the Works Progress Administration. 

About the Ontario Museum of History & Art

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, California 91762. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, Noon to 4 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free. The Ontario Museum of History & Art is a facility of the City of Ontarios Department of Museum, Arts & Culture. The Ontario Museum of History & Art Associates is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Museums education programs. For more information call (909) 395-2510, email MuseumInfo@ontarioCA.gov, visit www.OntarioMuseum.org or follow @ontariomusuem_artsculture on Instagram.

About the City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is enhancing the quality-of-life by creating urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just east of Los Angeles and Orange counties, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as a gateway to Southern California. With major freeways, rail transportation and an International Airport, Ontario invites the rest of the world to be a part of a culturally diverse community with rich history that is well positioned for quality development and economic sustainability for its residents. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario offers premium entertainment venues such as the Ontario Convention Center, Toyota Arena, and Ontario Mills. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit OntarioCA.gov or call (909) 395-2000.

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