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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


    Live Storytelling

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    February 6, 2016

    11:00 How Night Came Brazilian folktale

    When the Sea Serpent’s daughter wished for night, all the night beasts and all the night birds and all the night insects and out...more

    Latent Form - Opening Reception

    Presented by Marcas Contemporary Art at Marcas Gallery, Santa Ana

    February 6, 2016

    Santa Ana, CA – Marcas Gallery presents a group exhibition, Latent Form, focusing on art devoid of color. The term latent, in psychological terms, means to exist in the...more

    Swampland: Jennie Cotterill

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

    August 1, 2015 - February 7, 2016

    The Project Wall is a new initiative of Grand Central Art Center, inviting artists to create large-scale projects for six-month exhibitions. As the first for this series, we have...more

    LCAD Animation Summer Master Class Screening

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    February 11, 2016

    Laguna College of Art and Design's (LCAD) nationally-ranked Animation program announced the screening of the short films created during the 2015 Summer stop-motion and traditional Animation Master...more

    Glass & Ceramics Show + Sale

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

    November 7, 2015 - February 14, 2016

    Experience local and student artist’s hand-crafted ceramic and glass works during the much anticipated Glass & Ceramics Show + Sale at Grand Central Art Center.


    Interactive Music Workshop

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    February 14, 2016

    February 14 Interactive music workshops – with Beth Sussman, BM, MM The Juilliard School, Master Teaching Artist Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Music...more

    Hands-On Art Making

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    February 13 - February 14, 2016

    Art Studio

    Valentine’s Day Cards
    Children can enhance their creativity and develop writing and literacy by making their own handmade greetings cards for...more

    Jr. Archaeology - Native American Dig

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    February 13 - February 14, 2016

    Calling all future archaeologists to the Kidseum dig site! One of the most popular activities at the museum are the outdoor archaeology dig pits located on the patio. Beginning in January one dig...more

    Film Night: Beaches (1988)

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

    February 18, 2016

    Comedy-drama featuring scenes filmed at Crystal Cove State Park.


    Faces of Santa Ana

    Presented by Gallery 211

    February 6 - February 19, 2016

    Join Brian Peterson and Gallery 211 for an evening of Faces of Santa Ana a continuous exhibition founded by Artist Brian Peterson. A portion of the proceeds from sold pieces go to rehabilitation...more

    LCAD presents The Splendor of Italy

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    January 13 - February 20, 2016

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces The Splendor of Italy, an exhibition of work that recollects experience of LCAD Summer Aboard program in Italy.

    The works of art...more

    Exhibition: The Red that Colored the World

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

    October 31, 2015 - February 21, 2016

    Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists' imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to...more

    Daffodil Show

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

    February 20 - February 21, 2016

    Roger’s Gardens is proud to announce our 3rd annual Daffodil show. Dozens of familiar and unusual California-grown Daffodil varieties will be on display. Customers are invited to bring Daffodil...more

    Intent Fortuity - Gregory Hayes, Dion Johnson and Eric Zammitt

    Presented by Jamie Brooks Fine Art

    January 16 - February 23, 2016

    Jamie Brooks Fine Art is pleased to present Intent Fortuity, featuring Gregory Hayes, Dion Johnson and Eric Zammitt. Although varied in medium and process, each artist balances structured...more

    4th Annual Day of Art

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

    February 27, 2016

    Roger’s Gardens is proud to present the 4th Annual “Day of Art.” This event attracts 50 talented artists to paint and draw in the Gardens for the day, representing their creative...more

    Spring Floral Workshop with Kristen Silka

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

    February 27, 2016

    Join our talented Floral Designer, Kristen Silka, as she provides some insider design tips on “how-to” successfully create your own beautiful inspired fresh cut floral arrangement. 


    R. Luke DuBois—Now

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

    November 7, 2015 - February 28, 2016

    R. Luke DuBois—Now is the first solo museum exhibition for an artist whose work defies categorization. Over the last decade, New York-based DuBois has produced a prodigious body of work...more

    Sandow Birk: American Qur'an

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

    November 7, 2015 - February 28, 2016

    For more than twenty years, southern California painter Sandow Birk (b. 1962) has developed a specialty of applying the vision and scope of history painting to the examination of issues that...more

    Olga Lah: Amass and Swell

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

    November 7, 2015 - February 28, 2016

    The Orange County Museum of Art unveils a major, site-specific installation by Long Beach artist Olga Lah. Made of thousands of stacked, foam blocks, Amass and Swell will...more

    The Pacific Project: Khvay Samnang

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

    November 7, 2015 - February 28, 2016

    Presented as the second installment of The Pacific Project art video series, the museum showcases the work of Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang. The three separate works on view...more

    Organ Pops Concert

    Presented by Orange County Theatre Organ Society at Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton

    February 28, 2016

    Concert performed by Gene Roberson on the Plummer Auditorium Wurlitzer! Gene is a fabulous Organist. We will be featuring a Laurel and Hardy Silent film with live musical accompaniment by...more

    Gallery Opening Reception: National Watercolor Society Invitational Plein Air Painting Exhibition

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

    March 3, 2016

    Gallery Opening Reception: The National Watercolor Society selects artworks from its members around the world for an exhibition of true plein air paintings, made by artists working...more

    Centennial Celebration: Joan Irving Brandt

    Presented by Newport Beach City Arts Commission and Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    March 5, 2016

    The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an extraordinary collection of watercolors and sculptures at the Central Library in celebration of the 100th birthday of renowned California...more

    Faculty Photography Exhibit Kicks-Off Santa Ana College’s 20th Year Celebration at Santora Building

    Presented by Santa Ana College and Santa Ana Arts District at ARTS Gallery at the Santora Building, Santa Ana

    February 6 - March 5, 2016

    Santa Ana College’s faculty members and professional artists Sandra de la Loza, Phil Marquez, Gina Osterloh, Juliana Rico and Angelica Vasquez will present a photo and video exhibit to mark the...more

    Construction Zone Exhibit

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

    September 29, 2015 - March 6, 2016

    Frank Lloyd Wright has nothing on the next generation of young architects! This immersive exhibit will give them the building blocks to success. Busy hands and minds are encouraged to build,...more

    The Art Gallery Exhibit | “Locals Only”

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

    January 9 - March 6, 2016

    Ten artists will be exhibiting their plein air paintings of local sites. Some of the most beautiful beaches, coves, and open spaces are in our own back yard. These talented artists capture the...more

    Spring Family Festival

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

    March 10, 2016

    Celebrate Spring with our family open house! We have puppet shows, arts workshops, tours of the grounds, and historic personalities. Your little ones can try their hand at lawn sports, giant...more

    MFA Biennial Exhibition, Opening Reception

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

    January 23 - March 11, 2016

    This year's MFA Biennial show introduces features bodies of artwork from a selection of Masters of Fine Arts students attending local schools and universities. As this biennial show transforms...more

    Pacific Currents: Works by Candidates of LCAD MFA Programs in Drawing and Painting

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    January 20 - March 11, 2016

    The exhibition is co-curated by Peter Zokosky, chair of LCAD’s MFA programs in Drawing and Painting and Andrea Harris-McGee, LCAD gallery director.

    ...more

    H.M. by Kerry Tribe

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

    January 9 - March 12, 2016

    H.M is a two-channel installation of a single film based on the true story of the amnesiac man known famously in scientific literature as, “Patient H.M.” H.M. is a 16mm film that plays through...more

    Centered on the Center Exhibition

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

    January 23 - March 12, 2016

    The Huntington Beach Art Center is pleased to present the annual nonjuried, salon-style group exhibition featuring over 350 works in a variety of media.


    Surf's Beat Generation: an Art and Culture Revolution in Orange County from 1953 - 1964

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Begovich Gallery, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton

    February 6 - March 12, 2016

    Curators | Rhonda Gawthrop and Chrystal McCluney

    About the Exhibition:

    The post-World War II influence of Beatnik poetry, jazz and art interpretation around the California Coast...more

    Muckenthaler St.Patrick's Day

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

    March 17, 2016

    Join us on St. Patrick's Day with special performances by When Pig Fly, featuring the Painter Larson Academy of Irish Dance performers. Enjoy traditional Irish step dancing along with traditional...more

    Sign Painters

    Presented by Marcas Contemporary Art at Marcas Gallery, Santa Ana

    March 5 - March 28, 2016

    Marcas Gallery has invited 20 professional Sign Painters to celebrate and educate the public about the art form and historical significance of Sign Painting. The show will feature a general...more

    Painting With Food Wine & Spirits

    Presented by The Drawing Room LLC

    January 13 - March 31, 2016

    Heard all the buzz about 'paint and sip' events? The Drawing Room LLC now features Painting With Food Wine & Spirits, where beer and wine aren't the only spirits in the room! Artist,...more

    Art Exhibit: Watercolors and Sculpture of Joan Irving Brandt

    Presented by Newport Beach City Arts Commission and Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    February 16 - March 31, 2016

    The Newport Beach Arts Commission presents an art exhibit featuring watercolors and sculpture by celebrated artist Joan Irving Brandt. The collection, curated by Gordon T. McClelland, will...more

    Speakeasy: The Golden Scarab Club

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

    April 7, 2016

    Well voo-dee-o-doe and 23 skadoo! It’s happening again... the hottest ticket in town! The notorious underworld crime boss, “Fingers” Velasco, opens his speakeasy, “The Scarab Club” to...more

    LCAD presents The Paris Seminar Exhibition & Workshops

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design at Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach

    April 1 - April 14, 2016

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) faculty and alumni were selected to participate in The Paris Seminar exhibition.

    The LCAD artists featured in the exhibition include LCAD’s Chair...more

    Bumjoon Lee - Gallery Opening Reception

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

    April 14, 2016

    Recent works by South Korean artist Bumjoon Lee, who utilizes a unique practice of scratching images into the surfaces of canvas- shaped stainless steel sheets. Lee’s subjects range from the...more

    “THIS IS AMERICA” New Works by Colombian-American Painter America Martin

    Presented by JoAnne ARTMAN Gallery at JoAnne ARTMAN Gallery, Laguna Beach

    February 4 - April 15, 2016

    JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:

    “THIS IS AMERICA” New Works by Colombian-American Painter America Martin 

    "As I went...more

    Learn to Watercolor - classes Jan-Apr. Laguna Beach

    Presented by LOCA Arts Education Laguna Beach

    January 14 - April 28, 2016

    Enjoy 1 or up to 8 workshops, beginners invited! Lydia Delgado will lead easy step-by-step painting processes, different botanical themes at each workshops. Take home finished art each time.


    Vincent Van Gogh

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

    April 28, 2016

    Multi award-winning actor Aaron Pyle stars as the brilliant and troubled Dutch artist. His career as a unique and talented painter is told with great heart through his journals, letters, and...more

    Soka University’s 15th Annual International Festival

    Presented by Soka University at Soka University, Aliso Viejo

    May 7, 2016

    Soka University’s annual International Festival is held on the first Saturday of May from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. The Festival, which is part of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration...more

    Bumjoon Lee - Gallery Tour

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

    May 12, 2016

    Recent works by South Korean artist Bumjoon Lee, who utilizes a unique practice of scratching images into the surfaces of canvas- shaped stainless steel sheets. Lee’s subjects range from the...more

    Balboa Island Artwalk

    Presented by Balboa Island Artwalk at Balboa Island Artwalk, Newport Beach

    May 22, 2016

    Over a Mile of Art & Live Music!

    The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. The 22nd Annual...more

    Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! Exhibit at Discovery Cube Orange County

    Presented by Discovery Cube Orange County at Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana

    February 6 - May 22, 2016

    Discovery Cube Orange County welcomes the bilingual exhibit Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! based on the Nickelodeon television series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego,...more

    Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective

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

    February 21 - May 30, 2016

    Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of a key figure in twentieth-century California art, Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999).

    Featuring...more

    Frederick Hammersley: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection

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

    February 21 - May 30, 2016

    The museum’s collection is rich in drawings and prints by the renowned Los Angeles modernist Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009). This is largely thanks to the donation of thirty-eight of his works...more

    Studio H Art Classes

    Presented by Studio H Fine Art

    September 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

    Ongoing Art Classes.

    Studio H is an equipped fine arts studio that provides a nuturing environment to help students grow and explore different forms of visual art.

    Kids Explorative...more

    Contemporary Cuban Prints - Gallery Opening Reception

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

    June 23, 2016

    Former Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Director Adolfo V. Nodal curates an exhibition of contemporary prints by Cuban artists. Nodal is Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Cuba Tours and Travel. -...more

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