Artists make meaning. Art is not just about pretty pictures and rendering abilities.  It is visual poetry…it makes communities and its members better, more tolerant, more alive, more intelligent. Art is life. Susan Carkeek-Harris, former owner of Fly on the Wall Art School
The arts have the ability to connect us to each other like nothing else. Supporting our local artists enriches our lives and connects our communities. Locations like the Ocean Blue Vault help make that possible. Susan Friedman, photographer and filmmaker
Visitors and Coastsiders alike value our beautiful setting and abundant, creative artistic community. David’s Vault provides artists a showcase for our connections to this environment and opportunities for visitors to enhance their own homes.  Patt Sheldon, Colony of Coastside Artists
I see the Arts as a central feature to the human experience, and culture as the connective tissue of a cohesive community. Erin Tormey
Principal Instigator, Make It Main Street
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Meet the Artists

Art That Makes a Difference

Each season, Ocean Blue Vault selects a deserving local non-profit to support through the sale of donated artwork. This season we’re proud to support Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS).

Ayudando Latinos A Soñar or ALAS is a Latino centered nonprofit organization that began as a grassroots program in 2011. The organization was born from the desire to help children and their families to feel proud of their identity and culture and amplify their voices. ALAS values each family and individual they work with, honoring the immigrant journeys that many have traveled to bring their special gift of cultural wealth to our community. 

In this month’s Living Locally segment, Ocean Blue Real Estate founder, David Oliphant, visits a place near and dear to his heART, The Ocean Blue (Art) Vault, a local artists’ collective. David’s vision in creating this special space is to showcase local artists who celebrate the natural beauty found in Half Moon Bay.

In this segment, meet photographer, Steve Maller; sculptor, Marie LaCour Studio; eclectic creative, Jennifer Roberts Almodova; and local artist, Sonya Kleshik who champions this unique collective “as bringing the community together because art acts as an instrument of connection.