For 63 years, the Catalina Art Association has been committed to keeping Art Alive in Avalon.


We love an Art Show! That’s why we hold 2 each year. The Annual Catalina Festival of Art in September and The Catalina Island Art & Craft Festival every Easter weekend. If you love Art and Catalina Island, don’t miss one of our spectacular events!

Art Culture

Our community has amazing Artists! Many have gone on to enjoy extremely successful careers. The Catalina Island landscape has been painted by some of the worlds best Artists too. We are proud to have been a part of sharing our amazing Island with the rest of the world.


Artists from all over the world come to Catalina to paint. Over the past 50 years, we have hosted many amazing workshops. If you are an Artist who would like to do a workshop or someone who would like to attend, contact us and keep an eye on our site for future dates.

Giving Back

The Catalina Art Association is proud to have been awarding students with Art Scholarships for many, many years. With the help of our local teachers, we inspire our youth and instill the important of Art in our world. We watched with joy as students reach and surpass their goals in Art education.

Kids & Art

We are a community rich with talented and creative Kids. Art always brings a smile to your face and nothing does that better than watching a child experience Art. We participate in all kinds of charity events in Avalon and always try to bring an artistic element, especially when it comes to children.

Art History

Through the years, the Catalina Art Association has dedicated itself to the preservation of Art. We work with local organizations with research and art exhibits. We also publish an annual Art Magazine that highlights our Art History. We believe it is as important to look back as it is to envision the future.


Mission Statement

The Catalina Art Association is a Non-Profit organization 501(c)3, operating from Avalon, California. It is the mission of the CAA to provide artists with various opportunities to share their art, interact with other artists and further the community atmosphere on Catalina Island by holding art festivals, hosting workshops and giving an annual art scholarship to our local school.

2022 Board of Directors

Executive Director: Laura “Lola” DiMiele
President: Laura “Lola” DiMiele
Vice President: Darla Fisher
Recording Secretary: Mary Schickling
Elected Director: David Zeller
Appointed Director: Val Schafer
Appointed Director: Judy Greer
Appointed Director: Dave Master
Appointed Director: Darla Fisher


The Catalina Art Association participates in many activities that help students learn more about Art. Last year, students at our local high school helped design and produce our Art Festival Magazine. We will continue this highly successful program in the 2022 school year.

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