Chaffey Community Museum of Art

A nonprofit organization

28 donors

In 1941 Ontario residents Francis and Helen Line established the Chaffey Community Museum of Art with a gift of nine paintings in memory of their daughter Barbara. From the beginning, CCMA thrived as a gathering place for artists and art collectors throughout the region who continued to build the museum's collections. Located in the historic 1919 Ontario Power Company building in the downtown Ontario Arts District, CCMA is the only public fine art museum between Pasadena and Riverside. 

Our passion is to provide the gift of visual art throughout the inland region by exhibiting works of art produced by regional artists. Three of our four galleries are show work of these artists, who use a wide variety of traditional and contemporary media. The Line Gallery, named for our founders, continuously exhibits works of art from our collections.

The museum store offers works of art by artist members of CCMA. You'll find a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, photography, assemblage, decorative items, and note cards as well as art books on a variety of topics.

Besides its exhibits, CCMA offers a weekly Open Studio for artists, art talks combined with social activities, and the annual Palettes and Plates dinner and art auction honoring CCMA's Artist of the Year.

CCMA is located at 217 S. Lemon Street in Ontario, directly across from the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The museum is open from noon to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free.

Organization Data


Organization name

Chaffey Community Museum of Art

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Arts & Culture Community


217 S Lemon St
Ontario, CA 91762