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    The Living Room Talks

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

    Ongoing

    he Living Room is a curated community gathering place created to encourage intimate and engaging conversation with local artists. The warm locale features a collection of nostalgic mural art and décor, a serene setting that welcomes stimulating discussion and debate. Talks on art and creative subjects are hosted on the first Sunday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Great Park Gallery in the Palm ...more


    Gallery Opening Reception: Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists

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

    September 1, 2016

    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many...more

    The Secret Language of Art

    Presented by Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County at Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, Irvine

    July 14 - September 1, 2016

    The Secret Language of Art

    Thursdays, 10:30 -11:30am

    Series 1:  July 14 -  August 4

    Series 2:  August 11 -  September 1

    Join us in this two part...more

    Creative Kids/ Parent's Night Out

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    September 1, 2016

    Parents work hard and need a night off! During every Thirsty Thursday at the Bowers Museum, drop off your little ones to Kidseum to create art, listen to stories and explore...more

    Lens-flare - Artist Reception

    Presented by Las Laguna Gallery

    September 1, 2016

    Las Laguna Gallery is proud to announce Lens-flare – A Photography Exhibition.

    Commercially introduced to the public in 1839, photography allowed users to record visual...more

    Fine Art Summer Camps

    Presented by City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services at Grant Howald Park, Newport Beach

    June 27 - September 2, 2016

    AM SESSIONS 
    9:00 - 12:00
    ages 5-12

    6/27-7/1
    Wildlife: Galapagos Islands

    7/11-7/15
    The Sea- Sail, Sunsets and Surf

    7/18-7/22
    Wildlife:...more

    Halloween Boutique Opening | Grimm Tales

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

    September 2, 2016

    The forest is dark and enchanted…branches creak and leaves rustle as trees close in, obscuring the path home. Wander deep into the shadows and you’ll find frightful folklores, fantastical...more

    Mummies of the World

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

    March 19 - September 5, 2016

    Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes...more

    Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story

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

    September 9, 2016

    Kick off the school year with our Casa Cinema – Kids viewing of Toy Story this fall in the Casa courtyard. Follow Woody, a toy cowboy and his space ranger friend, Buzz Lightyear...more

    Cinema Orange: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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

    September 9, 2016

    A documentary that follows Peggy Guggenheim, a colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she...more

    Creative Kids/Parents Night Out

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    September 9, 2016

    Advance Reservations Required by 2:00 p.m. on September 9

    Parents work hard and need a night off! Drop off your little ones to explore Kidseum. Please send your child with a...more

    ARCE: On Ancient Egyptian Lapis Lazuli Jewelry

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

    September 10, 2016

    Presented by Dr. Diana Craig-Patch, MET Museum, NYC.  To find out more about this lecture, please visit www.arceoc.org.  

    Sponsored by Lauralee Barton and Bette Quinn...more

    Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice

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

    August 6 - September 10, 2016

    Featured Artists:

    Emigdio Vasquez, Abram Moya Jr., Ben & Jes Valenzuela, Gregg Stone, Carlos Callejo, Rosemary Vasquez Tuthill, Matt Southgate, Jose Loza, Guillermo Avalos, Ignacio...more

    Andy Davis - Solo Exhibition

    Presented by AR4T - Artists Republic for Tomorrow at AR4T - Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach

    July 23 - September 11, 2016

    Artists Republic Gallery is pleased to host Andy Davis first solo show with the gallery in Laguna Beach. 

    Andy Davis was born in California and grew up between San Diego and...more

    To Avalon and Beyond - Catalina Island Exhibit

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

    June 17 - September 11, 2016

    Perspective is key in the concept exhibition that curator Jim Kempton created with artist Rick Delanty. Delanty’s award-winning plein air landscapes and seascapes will present a...more

    Vitality of Line: Works by Nicolay Paskevich

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    July 23 - September 11, 2016

    Vitality of Line explores the works of internationally recognized artist Nicolay Paskevich. Acknowledged abroad for figurative pieces produced in the first half of the 20th...more

    Bridge to Expression

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    July 30 - September 11, 2016

    Bridge to Expression consists of dual exhibitions by Alzheimer’s Orange County and HOPE Center for the Arts.

    Lasting Impressions: Paintings and stories...more

    Quadroon

    Presented by CSUF Grand Central Art Center at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana

    July 2 - September 11, 2016

    Danielle Abrams is a performance and video-based artist who grew up in Queens, New York, with her Jewish mother and African-American father. Abrams’ parents raised her with their “double...more

    Social Subconscious

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

    July 9 - September 16, 2016

    Thought provoking works fill this invitational exhibition, shedding light on both local and global topics of concern, from pollution to homelessness. More and more, contemporary artists are using...more

    Cinema Italiano: Mio Fratello E’ Figlio Unico - My Brother is an Only Child (2007)

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

    September 18, 2016

    This follows the lives of two working class brothers who live in Italy in the 1960s. While his brother Manioc becomes drawn into left-wing politics, Accio, the hotheaded younger brother, is taken...more

    Kids’ Art Studio - September

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

    September 18, 2016

    Kids’ Art Studio is a hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum on a drop-in basis on the third Sunday of every month between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Children and their families create...more

    Super Powers Exhibit at Pretend City!

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

    July 13 - September 18, 2016

    BLAST OFF into summer with a KA-POW, BAM, and BOOM! Our Super Powers Exhibit is now open to the public and it's only going to be here until September! We’re inviting all superhero kids and...more

    North of Tijuana

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

    August 10 - September 18, 2016

    Orange County Fine Arts Showcase Gallery in South Coast Plaza Village presents a new exhibition, “North of Tijuana”. The show features the work of Armenian...more

    New Santiago Canyon College Art Gallery Opens with Faculty Show

    Presented by Santiago Canyon College

    August 25 - September 22, 2016

    Santiago Canyon College will unveil its inaugural art show in the campus’ new gallery with a reception on Thursday August 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. titled “Those Who Can Teach, Create!” The...more

    Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist

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

    June 26 - September 25, 2016

    Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing a comprehensive exhibition of the work of the Los Angeles artist Peter Krasnow (1886–1979).

    Born in Ukraine, Krasnow immigrated to the United...more

    The Wave Portfolio: Photographs by Anthony Friedkin

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

    June 26 - September 25, 2016

    Renowned California photographer Anthony Friedkin made the twenty black-and-white photographs of his Wave Portfolio between 1977 and 2006, printing them in his own darkroom in Santa Monica. They...more

    Muckenthaler Gala & Arts Legacy Award

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

    September 30, 2016

    Enjoy dinner and live entertainment by celebrity guests under the stars! During the evening, the 2016 Dr. James Young Arts Legacy Award will be presented to Lois Ellyn—ballerina, choreographer...more

    Like MARK

    Presented by Coastline Community College at Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach

    July 30 - September 30, 2016

    The obsession of collecting friends from the past, the present and even those people you may never actually meet in the future, who remain virtual personas with a digital presence alone, is a...more

    Life Through Twisted Lenses

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    September 8 - September 30, 2016

    Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Game Art and MFA program in Art of Game Design are proud to present Life Through Twisted Lenses, an exhibition...more

    Adam Green's Aladdin: Film Screening & Concert

    Presented by Frida Cinema, The at Frida Cinema, The, Santa Ana

    October 1, 2016

    On Saturday October 1, things are gonna get loud and weird at The Frida…

    Firstly, you will be treated to a screening of Adam Green’s Aladdin, a musical interpretation of...more

    Debra Huse Gallery Presents New Work by Master Painter John Budicin

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    September 16 - October 1, 2016

    The Debra Huse Gallery is proud to premiere an exclusive exhibition of new work by master painter John Budicin. This compelling collection captures nature's harmonious beauty, showcasing John's...more

    Gallery Opening: Defining Ourselves A Matriarchy of Artists

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

    October 6, 2016

    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many...more

    A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California

    Presented by Irvine Museum, The at Irvine Museum, The, Irvine

    June 25 - October 6, 2016

    A SUMMER IDYLL: Picturesque Views of California is a glorious celebration of summer in the Golden State that combines works by California artists, contemporary and historic, painted...more

    Cinema Orange: Don't Blink - Robert Frank

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

    October 7, 2016

    This documentary tells the story of Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers and filmmakers, now 91 years old, who published The Americans in 1958, a classic...more

    Lynn Haney Personal Appearance & Signing | 30th Anniversary Collection

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

    October 7 - October 8, 2016

    Join artist, Lynn Haney, in celebrating his 30th anniversary.  A Lynn Haney Santa is an American made work of art. This event is the perfect opportunity to select an heirloom Santa, and...more

    NTL: The Deep Blue Sea

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    October 12, 2016

    Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National...more

    No Name

    Presented by DAX Gallery at DAX Gallery, Costa Mesa

    August 13 - October 13, 2016

    A group exhibition featuring:

    Ben Eine * Keith Haring * I Heart * Rolland Berry * Morley Soho Design House * D*Face * Tristan Eaton * Dan Quintana * Said Dokins * Bumblebeelovesyou *...more

    Creative Kids/Parents Night Out

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    October 13, 2016

    Advance Reservations Required by 2:00 p.m. on October 13

    Parents work hard and need a night off! Drop off your little ones to explore Kidseum . Listen to stories and create art! Little...more

    Succulent Pumpkin Workshop with Onita Castillo & Ria Ultsch

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

    October 15, 2016

    Join our Original Designs team, Onita Castillo and Ria Ultsch, as they guide you on how to create your very own fabulous succulent pumpkin centerpiece that (if properly cared for) will last for...more

    Beall Family Day

    Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine

    October 15, 2016

    Beall Center for Art + Technology

    712 Arts Plaza, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
    Irvine, CA  92697-2775-09

    The Beall Center produces two Family Days each year, which...more

    International Archaeology Day

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    October 15, 2016

    Celebrate International Archaeology Day with Kidseum by joining staff archaeologist Mr. Andy by participating in a simulated Native American Archaeology dig. Check out our abundance of real...more

    18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

    Presented by Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

    October 8 - October 16, 2016

    Sponsored by Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)

    Collectors Gala, October 14

    The Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational is considered the best and most...more

    18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational and Collectors Gala

    Presented by Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

    October 8 - October 16, 2016

    Each year the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) transforms Laguna Beach, the famous seaside community and historic artist colony, into an outdoor painting studio with the West...more

    Tomorrow's Stars

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

    October 20, 2016

    Join us as we partner with the Fullerton School District in search of tomorrow’s stars from their talented student body. This America’s Got Talent style of program introduces...more

    The Visual Story: Entertainment and Beyond

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    October 6 - October 20, 2016

    First Thursday Artwalk Opening Reception: October 6th, 6–9PM

    Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Illustration is proud to present, The Visual Story:...more

    "Landscape, Textures & Wow!" - Artist Workshop with Jim McVicker

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    October 19 - October 22, 2016

    Learn the secrets to working over the entire canvas and developing a painting as a unified whole, rather than separate parts. Paint land, trees, water, and sky with techniques and textures that...more

    Succulent Pumpkin Workshop with Onita Castillo & Ria Ultsch

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

    October 22, 2016

    Join our Original Designs team, Onita Castillo and Ria Ultsch, as they guide you on how to create your very own fabulous succulent pumpkin centerpiece that (if properly cared for) will last for...more

    All Media 2016

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

    September 3 - October 22, 2016

    All Media 2016, juried by independent curator Dan Cameron, showcases Southern California artists. The exhibition features painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics,...more

    Grief/Bereavement Workshop for Children

    Presented by Art & Creativity for Healing at Art & Creativity for Healing, Laguna Hills

    October 5 - October 26, 2016

    Bereavement 4-week Workshop Series – Dealing with the loss of a loved one

    Art4Healing® provides workshop series to deal with emotions surrounding specific life stresses for...more

    La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc

    Presented by Soka University at Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo

    October 28, 2016

    This silent film will be presented with live music by composer George Sarah’s string quartet and vocalists. Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti as Joan of Arc,...more

    Nosferatu

    Presented by Musco Center for the Arts at Musco Center for the Arts, Orange

    October 28, 2016

    Musco Center Presents Nosferatu 1922 Classic Horror Film

    New score composed, curated and conducted by Matthew Aucoin

    One of the greatest horror films ever made –...more

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