The Dana Point Fine Arts Association began as the Niguel Art Association, which had its roots in a group formed by six area artists in 1968. These local artists were interested in offering South County residents greater exposure to the fine arts, and to create a venue promoting the many talented artists within the community. In May, 1989, the Niguel Art Association became an official non-profit 501(3)(c) corporation.
The association was renamed in February 2007 to Dana Point Fine Arts Association. The current priorities of the “DPFAA” remains in line with the goals of the founding artists, most significantly of which is the most active show schedule of any art association in Southern California; promoting the marketing knowledge and capabilities of our member artists; and support of the development of the local high school art program.