A Non-Profit Community Organization

For Arts, Ideas & Community Service

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.

A Non-Profit Community Organization

For Arts, Ideas & Community Service

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.

Bookshop & Farmers Market Closed

Our  Sunday Farmers Market will remain closed through at least May 29 in order to protect our staff, volunteers, and community. 

The Bookshop remains closed until after the Governor moves California into Phase 3 of his reopening plan. 
 

Notice About the Sunday Artisans & Farmers Market

* CORONAVIRUS UPDATE — MARKET CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
 
As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we at the Claremont Forum must do everything we can to maintain a safe environment, and to promote the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, vendors, customers, and community.
 
The Claremont Forum has extend the temporarily closure of our Bookshop and cancellation of our weekly Farmers & Artisans Market through at least May 15. We will reevaluate the closure at that time and IF IT IS THEN SAFE TO DO SO reopen the Bookshop and Market on Sunday, May 17, 2020. If we must extend this closure beyond that date, we will try to notify you as soon as possible.
 
The Claremont Forum hopes that our decision will help prevent the spread of the virus and support the health and well-being of our community. Thank you for your support of our mission and community programs, and for your understanding of the challenges we face and the difficult decisions we must make in this unexpected health crisis.
 
Steve Bell, President
The Claremont Forum
 

Bookshop & Farmers Market Closed

Notice About the Sunday Artisans & Farmers Market & Bookshop

Our  Sunday Farmers Market will remain closed through at least May 29 in order to protect our staff, volunteers, and community. 

The Bookshop remains closed until after the Governor moves California into Phase 3 of his reopening plan. 
 

Claremont Farmers Market

Farmers & Artisans Market

Local, Independent & Non-Profit

The Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market is located on Harvard Ave. (between 1st St. & Bonita Ave) in the Claremont Village every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – rain or shine.

Our market offers certified organic and conventionally grown local produce. Find specialty foods, local arts and crafts, flowers, plants and more. Stroll beautiful Harvard Avenue and listen to live music while you shop one of the region’s best certified markets.

Claremont Farmers Market

Farmers & Artisans Market

Local, Independent & Non-Profit

The Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market is located on Harvard Ave. (between 1st St. & Bonita Ave) in the Claremont Village every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – rain or shine.

Our market offers certified organic and conventionally grown local produce. Find specialty foods, local arts and crafts, flowers, plants and more. Stroll beautiful Harvard Avenue and listen to live music while you shop one of the region’s best certified markets.

Prison Library Project

The Prison Library Project’s mission is to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature as well as recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general.

Located in the Claremont Forum Bookshop, this volunteer run program maintains an extensive selection of used books. Our bookshop is where PLP volunteers gather to select books for inmates and where the community browse our latest titles, drop off donated books, admire local art and join community classes. 

Prison Library Project

The Prison Library Project’s mission is to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature as well as recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general.

Located in the Claremont Forum Bookshop, this volunteer run program maintains an extensive selection of used books. Our bookshop is where PLP volunteers gather to select books for inmates and where the community browse our latest titles, drop off donated books, admire local art and join community classes. 

Bookshop & Community Gallery

Each month we invite an artist to display their work in our used bookstore at the Claremont Packing House.  We also host classes, community groups, musical events and speakers.

Artist receptions are the first Saturday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. The Claremont Forum is part of the monthly Art Walk in the Village.

Check out our Events page for dates of upcoming book sales, art shows and more.

Bookshop & Community Gallery

Each month we invite an artist to display their work in our used bookstore at the Claremont Packing House.  We also host classes, community groups, musical events and speakers.

Artist receptions are the first Saturday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. The Claremont Forum is part of the monthly Art Walk in the Village.

Check out our Events page for dates of upcoming book sales, art shows and more.

Our Perspective

Arts, Ideas & Community Service

Books and art enrich our lives.  Fresh, local produce from the farmers’ market enriches our health and helps connect us to our neighbors. Whatever project we take on, our goal is to enrich the community and help make a difference.We have a beautiful space in the Claremont Packing House and it serves as a used bookstore, community center, classroom, workshop and more.

Volunteer-Based

The Claremont Forum has limited staff and operates much of their organization with the help of volunteers. Our bookshop is stocked with your donations and the entire Prison Library Project operation is run by volunteers.

History

Since 1985, we’ve hosted over 1000 community events, including lectures, workshops, art exhibits and performances. We sponsor Claremont’s Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market and have created a vibrant community service program for local volunteers through the Prison Library Project.

Mission

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.

Our Perspective

Arts, Ideas & Community Service

Books and art enrich our lives.  Fresh, local produce from the farmers’ market enriches our health and helps connect us to our neighbors. Whatever project we take on, our goal is to enrich the community and help make a difference.We have a beautiful space in the Claremont Packing House and it serves as a used bookstore, community center, classroom, workshop and more.

Volunteer-Based

The Claremont Forum has limited staff and operates much of their organization with the help of volunteers. Our bookshop is stocked with your donations and the entire Prison Library Project operation is run by volunteers.

History

Since 1985, we’ve hosted over 1000 community events, including lectures, workshops, art exhibits and performances. We sponsor Claremont’s Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market and have created a vibrant community service program for local volunteers through the Prison Library Project.

Mission

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.