Dana Point Sister Cities

International Association

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Dawn Buckingham—Local Pastel Artist to Display Depictions of the Southern California Coast in Sorrento, Italy

Though Dawn Buckingham was a creative kid growing up, she said she did not expect to pursue art as a career.

“Sometimes, an artist will identify as someone who knew right from the time as an early child that they were destined to become a fine artist,” Buckingham said. “I didn’t fall into that category.”


Dana Point Sister Cities International Association
Mission and Purpose

Dana Point Sister Cities International advances Dana Point as a global city and promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation through citizen diplomacy -- one individual, one community at a time -- for the benefit of Dana Point and its sister cities. 

To accomplish its mission, Dana Point Sister Cities International develops programs in the areas of cultural arts and tourism, global education, government relations, and international business. We have a focus on education of youth and exchanging cultural values and experiences with our citizens.




As a member of the Sister Cities International worldwide organization and with the official participation of the City of Dana Point, we partner with leading organizations of all sorts to advance our mission.


International Friends

The Dana Point Sister Cities program is seeking collaboration with similar cities around the globe at the moment. We invite you to contact us to talk about opportunities. 



Programs will include cultural exchanges and events, business exchanges, student and teacher exchanges, student scholarships, host families, fund raising, special events, and unique travel opportunities. 


Get Involved

Help us promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation, one individual at a time.