La Verne Magazine
Winter 2006


Pomona Arts Colony:
Where to Go

by Tracy Spicer
photography by Reina Santa Cruz

East meets West with Andres Montoya’s “Geisha Lupana,” one of the many Chicano-inspired works at the dA gallery.


Pomona Arts Colony Art Walk
West Second Street, South Thomas Street and South Main Street, off North Garey Avenue.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month.
Free admission.
For information call (909) 868-2970.

With so many places to visit and so much art to see, here are my favorite galleries, stores and restaurants to make your visit worthwhile:

The dA Center for the Arts
252-D South Main St.
(909) 397-9716
As the liveliest gallery in the Colony, the dA Center offers a wide array of art – ranging from contemporary paintings to off-the-wall sculptures – which reflects its diverse patrons and clientele. The dA Center is a nonprofit organization, which provides opportunities for the community to experience appreciate and support the arts.

Ferguson Fine Arts and Design
3181 W. Second St.
(909) 620-7488
Though the gallery specializes in Pin-up Art from world-renown artists, Ferguson Fine Arts and Design offers various styles and mediums of art for sale. You can browse black-and-white photography, handmade ceramic sculptures and vintage movie posters all while purchasing a drink from the martini bar.

La Bomba Vintage Clothing
195 W. Second St.
(909) 629-4247
It is nearly impossible to walk past La Bomba, which stays open later during the Art Walk. Its quirky outdoor allure will draw you in to a sea of vintage clothing and accessories. If you take some time to dig through the racks and rounders of clothing, you will discover reasonably priced vintage t-shirts, dresses and jackets from a variety of past decades.

2nd Street Bistro
171 W. Second St.
(909) 622-6619
When you feel like taking a break, 2nd Street Bistro is the perfect restaurant to sit back and to enjoy French and Italian cuisine. This stylish eatery offers outdoor dining reminiscent of sidewalk cafes in Europe. Inside, vintage advertisement posters, historic red-and-white brick walls, a tin ceiling and open kitchen further add to the restaurant’s appeal.