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    Hands-On Art Making

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    Art Studio

    Cinderella and Prince Charming Paper Dolls
    This French story by Charles Perrault was first published in 1697. There are more than 1,500 versions of this tale, which has been retold by almost every culture. After exploring this story, children can color paper dolls that can extend play time back at home.

    Glow Cave

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    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

    Jr. Archaeology - May

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    May 7 - May 31, 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

    Hands-On Art Making

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    May 28 - May 31, 2016

    Art Studio

    Watercolor Castle

    Students will design their own Fairy Tale Castle using a Crayon Resist Watercolor technique

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    Live Storytelling - May

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    May 7 - May 31, 2016

    Saturday, May 7
    12:00 | Jack and the Beanstalk
    “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.” This English tale was first published in 1809. The boy whose...more

    xTxMe

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

    May 7 - June 4, 2016

    Opening Reception

    Featured Artists:  Eva Andry, Victoria Ayres, Mariona Barkus, Joseph Begnaud, Gar Benedick, Richard Bohn, Chuka Susan Chesney, Erik Deerly, Ludmil Dimitrov, Carolyn...more

    Palette to Palate

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

    June 10, 2016

    Laguna Art Museum is proud to celebrate the 11th year of Palette to Palate, an extraordinary evening of fine art, intimate dining, and elegant wines. This much anticipated event showcases the...more

    Bikes & Bombers

    Presented by Lyon Air Museum at Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

    June 11, 2016

    The event kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00AM featuring cruisers, sport bikes, customs and vintage motorcycles. Lyon Air Museum will accept people’s choice bike show entrants from 9:00 AM...more

    XPHOTOX

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

    May 7 - June 11, 2016

    Opening reception for tXtMe.

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    Featured Artists: 

    Eva Andry, Victoria Ayres, Mariona Barkus, Joseph Begnaud, Gar Benedick, Richard...more

    Free Family Day

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

    June 12, 2016

    Enjoy a fun filled day at the museum focusing on movement and dance with special Marilyn Minter-inspired dance performance and workshops by Boroka Nagy and Re:borN Dance Interactive, and 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

    Summer Solstice Festival

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

    June 26, 2016

    Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food booths provided by the Rotary Club of Fullerton’s Young Professionals Club (RYPEN), craft beer and plenty of activities. Enjoy an...more

    Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

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

    April 2 - July 10, 2016

    For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and...more

    Contemporary Cuban Prints - Gallery Tour

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

    August 11, 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

    Summer Academies in the Arts

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

    June 27 - August 12, 2016

    The Summer Academies in the Arts are intensive courses that explore the arts and enhance 21st century...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

    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

    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

    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

    Gallery Opening Reception: Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibit

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

    November 3, 2016

    Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school...more

    American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art through the Eye of Duncan Phillips

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

    August 6 - November 6, 2016

    This exhibition, organized by The Phillips Collection, presents a thematic journey that reveals the breadth of America’s modernist vision, beginning with the great American art heroes of the...more

    Day of the Dead Festival

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

    November 6, 2016

    We present Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 700 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and...more

    Gallery Opening: Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

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

    December 1, 2016

    Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school...more

    Downtown Santa Ana First Saturday Artwalk

    Presented by Santa Ana Arts District at Santa Ana Arts District, Santa Ana

    January 2 - December 3, 2016

    Since 1999, the “First Saturday” Artwalk in Downtown Santa Ana has been an epicenter of creativity, expression and inspiration for artists, art enthusiasts and those who simply want to engage...more

    First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach

    Presented by First Thursdays Art Walk at Laguna Beach Arts District, Laguna Beach

    January 7 - December 8, 2016

    The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates...more

    Holiday Festival

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

    December 18, 2016

    The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive...more

    South Wing of the Mission

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    Ongoing

    This new exhibit highlights the lives of the padres who lived in the South Wing of Mission San Juan Capistrano during the 18th century. The exhibit focuses on the founding and decline of the...more

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    Ongoing

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition from the Collection of Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine Museum

    Joan Irvine Smith
    Joan Irvine Smith
    Photo Courtesy of Carla...more

    Little Picassos

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

    Ongoing

    Make a "paint" date every Wednesday at the Museum for lots of messy time exploring color and texture! There are easels, washable paints, brushes and paint smocks ready for little artists...more

       

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