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    The Living Room Talks

    Presented by Orange County Great Park at Orange County Great Park, Irvine

    Ongoing

    The Living Room is an installation space that provides a community gathering place for engaging, intimate conversations with local artists set among a collection of nostalgic mural art and décor.  Exhibition décor, curated by Yevgeniya Mikhailik, features artwork by Orange County artists Jennie Cotterill and Chantal deFelice. The Living Room Talks featuring artisans, entrepreneurs and ...more


    The Art Gallery | “Coastal Wonders” – Solo Exhibit with Brian Blood

    Presented by Roger's Gardens at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar

    July 11 - August 2, 2015

    Capturing the beauty of the California Coast.

    “With plein air, you have to be quick on your feet, adjust to changing conditions, and be patient.  With the color, you have to be true...more

    CALIFORNIA INSPIRATION: featuring Iriet Peshkess

    Presented by Showcase Gallery and Orange County Fine Arts, Inc at Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana

    June 24 - August 2, 2015

    Orange County Fine Arts Showcase Gallery will open a new exhibition "California Inspirations" featuring New-Media Artist Iriet Peshkess on Wednesday, June 24th, which...more

    Bowers Museum Benefit Sale

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    July 31 - August 2, 2015

    Please join us as the Bowers Museum hosts a sale of hundreds of non-collection items, including delightful artworks, antiques for your home, and unique artifacts from around the world. Your...more

    Jian Wang + LCAD Summer Workshop Students Exhibition

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design at Dawson Cole Fine Art, Laguna Beach

    July 25 - August 3, 2015

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) with Dawson Cole Fine Art announced an exhibition of work by Jian Wang and his summer workshop students. 


    First Thursday Art Walk

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    August 6, 2015

    Docents available for tours 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


    Summer Kids Art

    Presented by Studio H Fine Art

    July 12 - August 7, 2015

    Professional artists teach drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media and more. This summer your child will make a stunning portfolio of artwork to take home. They will learn how to use...more

    Structure Synthesis: Rob Brown & Melissa Manfull Exhibition

    Presented by Irvine Fine Arts Center and City of Irvine at Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

    June 27 - August 8, 2015

    The Irvine Fine Arts Center will present the art exhibition Structure Synthesis: Rob Brown & Melissa Manfull from June 27 through August 8. 

    Structure Synthesis is a...more

    OC, USA / OC, China: Contemporary Chinese Architecture

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    August 8, 2015

    Chinese art is found far beyond museum walls. Come join us in a self-guided house tour demonstrating the Chinese influence in local architecture, followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include...more

    Seen and Heard: Perspectives on Feminism

    Presented by Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th

    August 8, 2015

    The LGBT Center on 4th in collaboration with Idiosyncrasy Artist Collective, explore various perspectives on feminism. What effects feminism has had on society, politics, counter-culture, beauty...more

    RAW: Orange County presents PARAMOUNT

    Presented by RAW: natural born artists

    August 8, 2015

    Come join us for a night of local talent!

    RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists. We focus on spotlighting visual art, film, fashion,...more

    Friendship Week Kick-Off!

    Presented by Pretend City Children's Museum at Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

    August 2 - August 9, 2015

    Learning how to build friendships is such an important part of growing up. The thought of approaching other children and trying to develop new friendships may be scary for your little ones. Join...more

    Movie Mondays

    Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at Arts Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    July 13 - August 10, 2015

    Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The alfresco Movie Mondays returns for its ninth season on the...more

    Live! At the Museum: The City of Angels Saxophone Quartet

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    August 13, 2015

    Quartet featuring jazz and classical works, including original arrangements and compositions.


    On the Wall - Art for Lunch

    Presented by Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    August 13, 2015

    Join us for lunch at the Art Center! On the Wall, an exhibition featuring two crews competing to out paint each other in a wild and colorful street art performance event will be on view in...more

    Camp Kidseum Art & Archaeology

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    June 22 - August 14, 2015

    Join us as we travel around the world in 8 weeks! Our Summer Camp's weekly adventures will focus on Ancient cultures and introduce your children to the many diverse and exciting art and...more

    Cinema Orange | The Nightingale

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    August 14, 2015

    This touching film follows protagonist Zhu Zhi Gen and his granddaughter on an epic journey through China as part of his late wife’s final request. The film will be screened on Orange Court...more

    Festival Runway Fashion

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    August 15, 2015

    The Festival of Arts is known for putting on truly unique and imaginative events, and for the seventh year in a row, Festival artists are making fashion their medium at Festival Runway...more

    Art Access: Los Angeles

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    August 15, 2015

    Bus Trip to L.A. galleries and one of the city's foremost private collections of contemporary art.


    Kids' Art Studio

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    August 16, 2015

    Hands-on art-making for families; drop-ins welcome!


    CASA CINEMA – Disney’s UP

    Presented by Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente

    August 16, 2015

    FREE screening of the Disney*Pixar animated classic. Tickets by reservation.


    Film Night: Curly (2013)

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    August 20, 2015

    Documentary about the legendary Chouinard Art Institute, introduced by artist and co-founder of the Chouinard Foundation, Dave Tourje.


    Happy Teeth Workshop

    Presented by Children's Museum at La Habra, The at Children's Museum at La Habra, La Habra

    August 21, 2015

    Little ones will learn all about taking care of their pearly whites and receive a free toothbrush to take home to practice with!


    Movie Nights

    Presented by Aliso Viejo Community Association

    July 10 - August 21, 2015

    Bring your blankets and low back chairs and join Aliso Viejo Community Association for the showing of a movie at Grand Park

    July 10th - The Lego Movie (PG)
    July 24th - Big Hero...more

    Artist Demos & Mini Trunk Show with 13 Local Artists, plus live music by Wight Litening!

    Presented by Chemers Gallery at Chemers Gallery, Tustin

    August 21, 2015

    Rock out to the tunes of local band, Wight Litening, playing your favorite covers of classic rock! Join us Friday August 21st 5 - 8p for ever-popular artist demos and mini trunk...more

    Art of the Folding Fan

    Presented by The Muckenthaler Cultural Center at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    June 25 - August 23, 2015

    The hand-held fans have a history that goes back more than 2,000 years, as both a practical and decorative art object. In both Asia and Europe, folding fans expressed both propriety and power in...more

    Kite Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    August 23, 2015

    This fun kite festival is an opportunity for families to learn more about Chinese arts. The day will include free workshops, demonstrations and more at the future site of OCMA. Discover the...more

    Art, Jazz, Wine, and Chocolate

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 9 - August 27, 2015

    Chocolate, wine, and all that jazz sweetens up the Festival of Arts this summer! On Thursday nights, indulge your senses at the “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series. Sample a wide variety of...more

    Art Talks: A Lecture Series

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 9 - August 27, 2015

    Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector, or an art lover, join us for fascinating and informative discussions with the Festival of Arts exhibitors at our “Art Talks: A...more

    California as Muse: Modern Architecture and the Golden State

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    August 27, 2015

    Lecture by the architect, historian, critic, and author Alan Hess.


    Youth Arts Education Days

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 6 - August 28, 2015

    Bring out that creative spark in your young artist at the Youth Arts Education Days this summer at the Festival of Arts. Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional Festival artists in...more

    Adult & Teen Art Workshops

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 10 - August 29, 2015

    Let your creativity run wild this summer in Laguna Beach! Discover your inner artist at the Festival of Art’s Adult and Teen Art Workshops! Award-winning talented artists will lead you...more

    On the Wall Exhibition

    Presented by Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    July 25 - August 29, 2015

    Featuring two crews competing to out paint each other in this wild and colorful street art performance event. Crews will be led by street artist Jamie Johnson and tattoo artist Mando...more

    E. A. T. Food: Exploring Art Through Food

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    August 29, 2015

    What’s better than admiring art? Eating it! Come indulge in mouthwatering dishes inspired by My Generation, prepared by local chefs, and served community style. The evening includes drummers and...more

    This May All Be A Lie: The First Art Exhibit from Another Planet

    Presented by Orange County Center for Contemporary Art at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana

    August 1 - August 29, 2015

    The exhibition is multi-layered in concepts and features Orange County artist & exhibition curator, Jeffrey Frisch and photographer/scientist/mathematician Minor White.

    On its surface...more

    The Art Gallery |”Two Man Show: Joe Paquet & W. Jason Situ”

    Presented by Roger's Gardens at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar

    August 8 - August 30, 2015

    “If you want to be remarked about, be remarkable” – Joe Paquet.

    This two man show will exhibit extraordinary paintings by Joe Paquet and W. Jason Situ.

    Join Jason Situ...more

    Festival of Arts Junior Art Exhibit

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 5 - August 31, 2015

    Selected artworks from Imagination Celebration exhibitions will be featured during the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach in the summer of 2015.


    Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 5 - August 31, 2015

    This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art...more

    Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness”

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 8 - August 31, 2015

    The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living...more

    Opening Reception The Art of Bill Ogden

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    July 2 - August 31, 2015

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) presents The Art of Bill Ogden, the first solo exhibition of works by the legendary Southern California artist. The exhibition will include original...more

    The Artist's Eye

    Presented by Beyond The Edge Fiber Artists at Mission Viejo Library, Mission Viejo

    August 1 - August 31, 2015

    BEYOND THE EDGE FIBER ARTISTS FEATURE “THE ARTIST’S EYE” EXHIBITION

    An artistic eye is unique to each individual artist. The subject matter is created from the artist’s life...more

    First Thursday Art Walk/Dance Performance

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    September 3, 2015

    At 6:45 p.m. a contemporary dance duet in the galleries kicks off this year's Laguna Dance Festival.


    Halloween Boutique Opening | “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

    Presented by Roger's Gardens at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar

    September 4, 2015

    Surrounded by unseen forces, a mysterious traveling carnival has pulled into town. Tent doors flap amidst the dry, swirling autumn wind. The night crackles with an odd vibration, as if a veil of...more

    Grand Opening of the Heart & Seoul Korean Exhibit!

    Presented by Pretend City Children's Museum at Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

    August 1 - September 7, 2015

    The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, has swept up Pretend City Children’s Museum.  Join us for the Grand Opening of our brand new exhibit...more

    Pierce Meehan: Surf Panels

    Presented by Jamie Brooks Fine Art

    August 1 - September 8, 2015

    Jamie Brooks Fine Art is pleased to present PIERCE MEEHAN: Surf Panels, the artist’s first solo exhibition. Immediately nostalgic in materials and form, Meehan’s work harkens both the...more

    Live! At the Museum: Maria Elena

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    September 10, 2015

    Acclaimed vocalist with a tribute to Edith Piaf, born 100 years ago.


    Fall Tablescapes with Kristen Silka & Emily McKibben

    Presented by Roger's Gardens at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar

    September 12, 2015

    Be inspired by our creative designers, Kristen Silka and Emily McKibben, as they demonstrate how to create an exquisite fall tablescape. These design experts will share insider tips on how to set...more

    Exhibition: The 1968 Exhibit

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 14 - September 13, 2015

    The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this...more

    Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition

    Presented by City of Brea Art Gallery at City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea

    August 1 - September 13, 2015

    This exhibition celebrates California’s fascination with the impressionistic approach to landscape and seascape painting and its role in California’s transformation as an art hub. This...more

    Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    April 18 - September 13, 2015

    Most Southern California families are unaware that grizzly bears ever roamed what has now become bustling cities like Irvine and Corona. The extinction of the California grizzly bear (Ursus...more

    Film Night: The End of Violence (1997)

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    September 17, 2015

    Directed by Wim Wenders, film filled with iconic L.A. locations.


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