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    Orange County's only county-wide family arts festival!


    Call for student artists

    Teachers are invited to submit their students' (grades K-12) artwork into

    Imagination Celebration visual art exhibitions. Learn more!




    People's Choice Poster Contest

    View the top 30 entries submitted into the Imagination Celebration poster contest

    and vote for your favorite between January 23 - 31.






    Pageant of the Arts

    Presented by McGaugh Elementary School - Pageant of the Arts at McGaugh Elementary School, Seal Beach

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Pageant of the Arts is an award winning performance in which 10 huge famous works of art are showcased on stage while fifth grade students perform choreographed dances to original composed music...more

    Children's Arts Festival

    Presented by City of Buena Park Cultural and Fine Arts Division

    April 25, 2015

    Hands-on arts activities and live music provide a delightful celebration of the rich and cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards! And in honor of Earth Day, festival activities will...more

    Day of Dance

    Presented by OC Academy of Dance

    April 25, 2015

    Children 3 years and up are invited to participate in as many as three 30-minute dance classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary. OCAD Dance Company will perform selected...more

    1,000 Pieces of Art

    Presented by Imagination Celebration at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

    April 30 - May 11, 2015

    1,000+ pieces of visual artwork from Orange County's students will be on display during Imagination Celebration inside the South Coast Plaza Crate + Barrel wing.

    Photography Show

    Presented by Imagination Celebration at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

    April 30 - May 11, 2015

    Both traditional and digital photography are showcased in this art exhibition featuring the works of students in grades K-12. The exhibition is featured in the Crate & Barrel wing of the...more

    Artists of Tomorrow, Student Art Exhibition

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

    May 1, 2015

    Celebrate the visual artists from San Clemente High School and three San Clemente Middle Schools during this art exhibition and opening reception. Live entertainment will be provided during the...more

    The Golden Years of Synchro

    Presented by Meraquas of Irvine at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine

    May 1, 2015

    The Meraquas of Irvine Synchronized Swim Team presents their annual watershow! Synchro is a rapidly growing sport that combines swimming, dance, and gymnastics and demands incredible strength,...more

    Soka University’s 14th Annual International Festival

    Presented by Soka University at Soka University Founders Hall, Aliso Viejo

    May 2, 2015

    Come enjoy international food, over 900 dancers and musicians performing continuously on three stages, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations, games, inflatable rides and over 250...more

    Imagination Celebration at Laguna

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum and Arts Orange County at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    May 2, 2015

    Step inside the museum galleries for a variety of hands-on art-making activities and fun for the whole family. This event is most suitable for children ages 4-12.

    Laguna Art Museum...more

    Princess & Superhero Fun Day

    Presented by Festival Ballet Theatre at Southland Ballet Academy Irvine Studio, Irvine

    May 2, 2015

    Come dressed as your favorite princess or superhero and learn how to dance like them followed by crafts and face painting. This fun-filled dance experience concludes with a live ballet...more

    Young Masters Art Show

    Presented by Assistance League of Irvine at Irvine Civic Center, Irvine

    May 2 - May 14, 2015

    This fine art exhibition features the artworks from nearly 500 students from Irvine public schools.

    Assistance Leage of Irvine is a proud partner of ...more

    May Faire

    Presented by Waldorf School of Orange County at Waldorf School of Orange County, Costa Mesa

    May 2, 2015

    The annual May Faire is a beautiful old-time festival in celebration of Spring.  Guests may watch maypole dancing performed by students and take part in folk dancing.  There are...more

    25th Annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

    Presented by City of San Clemente Recreation Division at Max Berg Plaza Park, San Clemente

    May 2, 2015

    San Clemente presents their 25th Annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta to celebrate Mexican heritage at Orange County's "Spanish Village by the Sea." The event features live music and...more

    Imagine Yourself a Dancer!

    Presented by Huntington Academy of Dance and Ballet Etudes - Huntington Beach at Huntington Academy of Dance, Huntington Beach

    May 2, 2015

    Participants will take a dance class, take a photo, create a craft, talk with dancers about classes, shoes and performing, and watch a live show presented by Ballet Etudes Youth Ballet Company....more

    Art Off The Wall

    Presented by Irvine Fine Arts Center at Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

    May 2 - May 22, 2015

    Come see the best collection of sculptural art created by Orange County artists ages 5-18.


    Irvine Fine Arts Center is a proud partner of ...more

    Art Escape

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

    May 3, 2015

    Get your hands dirty and let your imagination run wild! Professional artists will present workshops in ink painting, collage, and metal tooling, along with free face...more

    Princess & Superhero Fun Day

    Presented by Festival Ballet Theatre at Southland Ballet Academy, Fountain Valley

    May 9, 2015

    Come dressed as your favorite princess or superhero and learn how to dance like them followed by crafts and face painting. This fun-filled dance experience concludes with a live ballet...more

    Bunnies and Books Festival

    Presented by Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    May 9, 2015

    Families will enjoy storytelling, crafts, games, and a trip to the bunnies in the adjacent Newport Beach Civic Center park.

    The Newport Beach Public Library is a proud partner of...more

    Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Season Finale

    Presented by Pacific Symphony at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    May 10, 2015

    Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble’s Season Finale features a colorful, innovative array of “Collaborations," which include Frank Ticheli's Blue Shades, Katoh's Madrid...more

    Anaheim's Children's Festival

    Presented by Anaheim Arts Council at Center Street Promenade, Anaheim

    May 16, 2015

    Children's arts festival includes over 50 booths with hands on art activities - drama, design, painting, origami, live performances & more


    Anaheim Arts...more

    Packing House Piano On Fire

    Presented by Anaheim Packing District at Anaheim Packing District, Anaheim

    May 16, 2015

    Local children and artists will perform their own pieces on the main mezzanine stage's custom piano inside the hip Packing District.

    Anaheim Packing District is a proud partner...more

    The 14th Annual Young Authors' Faire

    Presented by Orange County Department of Education

    May 16, 2015

    The Young Authors' Faire includes opportunities for student authors to showcase their work, meet published authors, engage in writing activities and to learn about free community...more

    Arts on the Lawn

    Presented by Santa Ana High School at Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana

    May 22, 2015

    Dance, vocals, instrumental music and theatre collaborate with the visual arts.  Performances happen throughout the day.  Face painting, print-making in the beautiful gardens! ...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.


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