Enhancing business, residents and visitors with a thriving arts and cultural environment.
Celebrating the pure joy these experiences can bring to the soul and spirit.
Join Friends of Redondo Beach Arts in supporting Arts and Culture
Beginning in 2006, Friends of Redondo Beach Arts (FRBA) formed as a group of volunteers supporting programs and activities featuring the arts. Since then, these volunteers have focused on support for visual arts, public art, music, art education, poetry, inspiring events with talks on creative and intellectual content, and efforts to give arts and culture greater visibility in civic life.
FRBA collaborates with and supports other community groups, particularly the Redondo Beach Art Group, which is largely comprised of active artists. Together, these two groups have forged a stronger presence for the arts in Redondo Beach. In addition, FRBA supports the work of the City of Redondo Beach’s Public Art Commission.
FRBA provides organizational support to TEDxRedondo Beach and serves as the financial agency for that group. TEDxRedondoBeach provides regular Salons featuring videotaped TEDTalks and facilitated discussions as well as live speaker events, all directed toward “ideas worth spreading”.
Friends of Redondo Beach Arts is an independent non-profit organization with its own 501 (c) 3 designation.
FRBA members meet monthly and the location of the meeting is posted on the website. Membership is open to anyone, and guests are welcome to bring their ideas and their support for enriching Redondo Beach’s arts and cultural presence.
2018 Board of Directors
President – Chantal Toporow
Vice-President – Susan Lapin
Secretary – Bea Savellano
Treasurer – Ann DuPuy
Fund-Raising Director – Carla Spreng
Historian – Sandra Liljenwall
Creative Advisor – Nina Zak-Laddon