The 1st Annual Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival
Welcome to the 1st Annual Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival!
Thirty pieces of surfboard art will be displayed at public locations throughout Morro Bay during the month of November, leading up to an auction of the art on November 29th, to be held at the Inn at Morro Bay. Proceeds of the auction will be split between the artists, Project Surf Camp, and Morro Bay in Bloom.
Surfboard art can be a painting that uses a re-purposed surfboard as the canvas or a sculpture that uses a surfboard as the substrate material. The Surfboard Art Festival features the works of 30 renowned local artists and of community groups such as the fifth-grade class of Del Mar Elementary School, three classes of students at Los Osos Middle School, and the senior residents of Bayside Care Center and Casa de Flores.
Project Surf Camp, one of the beneficiaries of the auction, is a charitable organization designed to educate individuals with special needs. It uses the beach and surf as a context for helping people with special needs to build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-efficacy.
The art pieces will be auctioned on Saturday, November 29 at the Inn at Morro Bay from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Morro Bay in Bloom (MBIB) is a wholly volunteer 501 c (3) organization whose members are residents of Morro Bay. The approximately 50 members help to restore and maintain public spaces as part of the City’s Adopt-a-Park program, among other projects such as the Surfboard Art Festival. MBIB is an affiliate of the national America in Bloom (AIB) program, which sends expert judges to the City annually year to evaluate progress against standard nationwide criteria. The judges’ report constitutes a consulting report on the progress and opportunities of the City.