Throughout the month of May, CBAW will dedicate the Wednesday night Visual Arts Program (on May 4th, 11th, and 18th) to creating a collaborative painting which will be unveiled at our Memorial Day Event. Slots to register for this project are filled, but even if you are not registered for the project, we would love to have you join us on the first three Wednesdays in May to come hang out in a collaborative group setting and bring anything you want to work on, in any medium. We will chat and make art and our workshop facilitators (Valerie Acosta, Joe Merritt, and Shaun Smith) will be available to answer any questions you might have.

To join our Wednesday workshop, register here.

To RSVP for the Memorial Day Reading and Painting Unveiling Event visit this link.

Special massive “Thank you!” to our friends at Blick Art Materials for their generous donation which allowed CBAW to provide the first 20 participants with a $50 Blick Gift Card to go towards their purchase of art materials. Registered collaborative painting participants will need 8″x8″ mixed media paper, brushes, acrylic paints, and charcoal or oil pastel or graphite paper. Optional: Gesso*

Blick Art Supply List

Amazon Art Supply List

Hope to see you all in our workshops and at our Memorial Day event!


Update: On Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022, we unveiled the collaborative painting to the public. Click here to see the piece.


Top photo credit: Timothy Brown, USMC Veteran