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About The Guild

2024 Board of Directors

Bonnie Dubbs

President & Activities Director

Larry Garland

VP & Operations Director

Cindy Cameron


Brian Wood

Membership Director

Chris Papavero

Publicity & Security Director

Shari Skidmore


Kasey Castillo


Canyon Lake Guild Board of Directors photo

Pictured (L to R): Chris, Bonnie, Larry, Casey, Shari, Brian

Missing from photo: Cindy 

Our Beginnings

The Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild traces its beginnings to a clear and crisp January evening in 2001, the Woman’s Club sponsored an event to raise money for a baby grand piano, now in the Holiday Bay Room. The audience, dressed in gowns, jewelry, furs, and tuxedos, enjoyed classical music performed by the Inland Valley Symphony. Club President, Mavis Schaffner, was so inspired by the receptive audience that she proposed the formalization of what became The Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild. The past years have featured a wide range of musical offerings; evolving from classical and opera to Broadway, jazz, swing, country, and rock. From a spring and fall concert, the Guild now includes five concert events per year.

The Guild has been and continues to be a team effort. Many community members deserve credit for its creation and success. Along with Mavis and Marlo Schaffner, there were Art Zasio, Ken and Dorothy Cable, Dr. Vick Knight, Audrey Barrows, Carol Vaughn, and Shirley Beauttas. There have been dozens of others who contributed their time, energy, and creative talents to this program. With the changing demographics of our community, music styles change and The Guild will continue to evolve accordingly. Therefore, we seek your continued input and support for this program. The Guild intends to continue delivering quality music at an affordable price to help Canyon Lake remain a little bit of paradise.

Organization of the Year 2018
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