When art students come together, great things happen!

Leafscape by Walter Crew

Our local community college DVC (Diablo Valley College) has a wonderful art program. In 2001, a group of 14 art students decided to gather outside of class for critique sessions to help improve their skills. After a while the group became known as CC14 (CC for our county of Contra Costa) and has grown to well beyond 14 members, including current DVC students and former alumni.

CC14 members' work is featured for the month of April and you're sure to find something you'll want to bring home!

Join us for the CC14 Artist Reception on Saturday, April 6th, 2-4pm.


We will also have a very special guest artist from Canada visiting in April.

Spike Mills carves and paints unique sculptures and masks from fallen trees and reclaimed wood.

In addition to some of his work being on display, Spike will teach a clay mask-making class - stay tuned for details!

Landscapes of the Mind - March Show

By River Huston

In our March show, Landscapes of the Mind, you'll take a wild ride from the natural world to the exciting, abstract world of fantasy. Nearly 30 members from the Concord Art Association are showing their visions of landscapes through paintings, photography, collage and more.




Inspiration surrounds us in February

Underwater II by Colleen Gianatiempo, mixed media

Inspiration Surrounds Us

In this energetic mixed media art show that runs through the month of February, Concord Art Association members explore the concept that inspiration can be found anywhere. From the smallest bug to the largest building, artists are inspired by color, light, form, shadows, geometry, texture, people, nature and so much more. Inspiration knows no bounds!

Budding Corruption by Pat Calabro, acrylic

Take an art class with us!


Join one of our talented local artists for an exciting class - learn a new technique, play with different mediums, take home a creative work of art!

Click here to register for your desired class(es) - seating is limited to 6-8 students per class. Make your payment by mail or bring it in person ONLY (cash or check) to the aRt Cottage - 2238 Mt. Diablo Street, Concord CA 94520.


Saturday 1/12/19: 1-3pm  $45
Paint Pouring with Pat Calabro
Learn the basics of this exciting painting trend! $25 extra for supplies if needed.

Sunday 1/13/19:  1-4pm  $30
Art Crayon Techniques with Lisa Fulmer
Learn 5 different ways to work with Marabu Art Crayons. All supplies included.

Friday 1/18/19:  6-8pm  $25
Floral Study 1 with Deena Sheranko
Learn to quickly sketch and color flowers with watercolor and ink. All supplies included.

Saturday 1/19/19:  1-4pm  $55
Gel Plate Printing with Pat Viera
Learn the basics of making gel prints on paper. Most supplies included; bring your own gel plate or buy one from Pat for an extra $25.

Saturday 1/19/19:  6-8pm  $25
Floral Study 2 with Deena Sheranko
Learn to quickly sketch and color flowers with watercolor and ink. All supplies included.

Thursday 1/24/19:  6-8pm  $40
Make Your Own Font with Alex Savakis
Develop your own handwriting into creative digital lettering. Supplies and digi-conversion included.

Friday 1/25/19:  6-9pm  $40
Sip & Uncork Your Creativity with Cheryl Jones
Make an adorable serving tray with wine corks. All supplies (and wine!)  included.

Saturday 1/26/19:  1-3pm  $45
The Magic of Alcohol Inks with Laurie Mansur
Learn how to paint a landscape, a floral or an abstract composition. All supplies included.


Click here to download our class flyer. Waiting lists for additional classes will be created as needed.

Holiday Boutique


Shop right here in Concord for original art and handmade gifts this holiday season and support dozens of talented local artists. Our Holiday Boutique runs through November and December.

Join us on Saturday, November 10th (2-4pm) for our Open House and Artist Reception. Roy Gonzalez will be playing live music and refreshments (wine!) will be served.


The Emotion of Art

Artist:  Rashmi Rajesh

Our October show is extra special - a striking mix of painting and poetry. Our curator has partnered poems from the Mt. Diablo Writers Group with art from members of the Lamorinda Arts Alliance to bring out special nuances in their work.

"I gather my energy and strength at will
As I determine the path of my unbridled spill
A path so treacherous and unyielding
My compass set and not revealing."

  - Excerpt from The Hurricane by Lynne Grant Westenhaver

Join us for an Open House and Artist Reception on Saturday, October 6th, 2-4pm.

Landscapes Near and Far

Big Sur by Kimberly Votaw

Venice by Anamilena Ayala  

Artists from all over the Bay Area have come together to share their visions of land and sea in September - you'll find both familiar locales and imaginative vistas.