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1435 North Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-2278

Senior Arts Events

The Calistoga Art Center presents a series of art events to be held once a month of talks and/or art experience to stimulate and entice the mind.

 Calistoga Art Center, Saturday June 17th, 10am to 1pm

Thank you to all who came! Fun and tasty. Next one to be announced.

FREE to Seniors (those circa de "The Beatles” and before). Paint your own acrylic masterpiece and/or create a heart-inspired 3-D  treasure. You will be guided step by step as you sip on sparkling wine or cider. A light lunch is included.  RSVP, if you can to Or just show up at 10am and you will be welcomed.  1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga (Cropp Building, Fairgrounds)

2 local artists, Linda Wilds-Beltz and Karen Lynn Ingalls with guide you in two different mini art experiences for you to try!

The first in the series was Saturday May 13th.  Thank you Chick for an interesting and inspiring evening!

Chick Harrity will be showing his photographs and speaking about his experience.

Nixon after a TV speech to the nation saying we were not bombing Cambodia.

Nixon after a TV speech to the nation saying we were not bombing Cambodia.

Chick Harrity has been a working photojournalist for 60 years starting on a medium sized daily in his hometown of Reading, PA in 1956 where he spent 9 years learning the basics from the legendary Clifford Yeich. He joined the Associated Press in 1965 as a picture editor on the New York desk, went back to shooting as AP’s Albany, NY photographer in 1966, spent a year in Chicago in 67 and transferred to their Washington DC bureau in 1968 where he began covering the White House.  In 1981 he moved across town to US News & World Report magazine where he was named Chief Photographer in 1984 and stayed until 2001.

 He then moved to Calistoga, CA where he is currently an occasional contributing photographer for the Calistoga Tribune, a thriving weekly newspaper with a circulation of 1,000.

 Major awards include the White House News Photographers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The National Press Photographers Association George Sprage Memorial Award, the Leica Medal of Excellence for Photojournalism, the White House Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year and the Associated Press’s Managing Editors Award of Excellence.

 “I have always thought of myself as being very fortunate to have been in a position to record history for 60 years and the opportunity to photograph every President from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush has been icing on the cake.”

 “The luck continues because I now have the pleasure of continuing to learn something new every day by shooting the Artists and the Winemaking process in the beautiful Napa Valley.”


Chick Harrity