Monterey Ocean Arts Festival (MOAF) welcomes the entire community to experience ocean-themed visual and performing art created by Monterey Bay area youth, participate in family-friendly ocean education activities and enjoy live music by local musicians.
MOAF will expand on the connection between art and science to celebrate the beauty of the ocean, educate our community about conversation efforts, and inspire the next generations of ocean stewards. Local science organizations and leading conservationists will be onsite with educational materials and fun activities for kids of all ages.
Attendees will enjoy pieces of ocean-themed paintings, drawings, photography, acrylic, and digital art created by Monterey Bay area youth as well as performing arts which could include live music, videography, dance, and poetry.
The California Arts Council awarded SpectorDance a Local Impact Grant for 2019-2020. SpectorDance is honored to have received this generous support. With this Grant, SpectorDance will expand our collaboration with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute with Ocean Trilogy performances and free associated educational outreach programs in underserved parts of our community. We will continue to develop Sea Change, a new section of Ocean Trilogy about the power of the arts to contribute to the critical issue of climate change. We will host our second annual Monterey Ocean Arts Festival, a free event that invites artists from all disciplines to present ocean-themed art. This project aims to galvanize artists to use their creative voices to protect our ocean and our environment.