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    Orange County's favorite family arts festival!




     Imagination Celebration consists of approximately 50 family-friendly arts events

    & visual art exhibits at locations across Orange County. Most events are free!




    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

    Legally Blonde, the Musical

    Presented by Mission Viejo High School Performing Arts at Mission Viejo High School Theater, Mission Viejo

    April 30 - May 9, 2015

    With a peppy score and playful book, this fun musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Best suited for ages 14+.

    Mission Viejo High School is a proud partner in ...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

    Imagination Celebration at the Irvine Fine Arts Center

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

    May 1 - 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

    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 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...more

    The Fire of Flamenco Dance

    Presented by Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Institute at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana

    May 2, 2015

    Experience the passion of flamenco dance and history. Watch live performances by dancers and musicians. Let out your dance spirit and learn some flamenco steps with our gracious...more

    Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival

    at Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, Mission Viejo

    May 2 - May 3, 2015

    Celebrate the 1980's on the Village Green with fun for the whole family including street painting, entertainment, arts vendors, workshops, and food for purchase.

    The City of Mission...more

    Paint with the Pros

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

    May 2, 2015

    Paint, draw, sculpt, and make beautiful art with professional artists from Orange County Fine Arts Studios and Galleries in our Classroom/Workshop area.  This is a wonderful event for kids up...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

    May Day Festival

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    May 3, 2015

    Bring the kids and come experience the newly renovated Kidseum! Highlights include hands-on art projects, a Glow Cave, and the Green Screen Time Machine.

    Bowers Kidseum is a proud partner...more

    Student Night

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

    May 8, 2015

    Come to this fun, free night created for students by students. Student Night is filled with the rebellious spirit of OCMA’s Alien She exhibition, with live roller derby, hands-on...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

    Heroes and Villains Family Day

    Presented by Fullerton Museum Center at Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton

    May 9, 2015

    Celebrate the closing weekend of the exhibition "Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross" with a day of family activities including superhero art, gallery tours, and...more

    Imagination Celebration @ GCAC

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

    May 9, 2015

    Enjoy an afternoon filled with special guests and various hands-on art activities!

    CSUF Grand Central Art Center is a proud partner of ...more

    Jazz at the Palm Court

    Presented by City of Irvine at Palm Court Arts Complex, Orange County Great Park, Irvine

    May 9, 2015

    Imagine jazz ensembles from local middle schools and high schools jammin’ in one of the most scenic outdoor music venues in all of Orange County. Jazz at the Palm Court promises to be a...more

    Child Creativity Lab

    Presented by City of Irvine at Palm Court Arts Complex, Orange County Great Park, Irvine

    May 9, 2015

    Come create, experiment, and learn as you design self-portraits out of reclaimed and repurposed materials in Creative Reuse Selfies. Develop important imagination and problem solving skills with...more

    What Can You Imagine?

    Presented by Aliso Viejo Library

    May 9, 2015

    Attendees will draw their own personal picture with chalk on our new chalk wall in the children's department within the library. Also in the community room we will have tables set up so the...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

    Arts on the Lawn

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

    May 15, 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

    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

    Chamber Music from the Colburn Conservatory of Music

    Presented by Fullerton Friends of Music at Sunny Hills Performing Arts Center, Fullerton

    May 17, 2015

    Prepare to be inspired as this exceptional young student string quartet from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles performs a concert, discusses the music, and participates in a...more

    Festival of the Arts

    Presented by Rosary High School

    May 21, 2015

    The performing and visual arts students at Rosary High will demonstrate their artistic talents during this annual student showcase.


    Rosary High School is a proud partner of...more

    Robotics Exposition

    Presented by Vista Heritage Middle School

    May 22, 2015

    Vista Charter Middle School will host a robotics exhibition at their new location in Santa Ana. Join students as they demonstrate and engage the community in their depth of knoweldge and...more


    Presented by The Drawing Board at Drawing Board, The, Yorba Linda

    May 23, 2015

    A public exhibition of visual art created for the theme WILD. Come see the works from children ages 2-18 and non-professional adult artists who used their imagination to express themselves....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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