The Coast Highway Art Collective (CHAC) was formed in March, 2012. The group includes a variety of artists, all of whom live along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in an area called "Mendonoma" because it includes southern Mendocino County and northern Sonoma County in California. The gallery in Point Arena has a long art history. The building which is easily recognizable by its red paint and bright yellow sun was originally a home for a family with five children. Decades ago the building was converted into an art gallery and was known as City Art. Many artists in the community contributed to creating the gallery and using it for exhibits. After standing vacant for a time, CHAC decided to refurbish the building and use it for year-round displays of members' art. Guest artists are also invited to exhibit at the gallery. The artists take turns staffing the gallery, so whenever someone visits the gallery there is an artist present. The building with its charming garden is sometimes also used for community events.