Grand Central Art Center is the result of a unique partnership between the California State University at Fullerton and the City of Santa Ana. The art center is a mix of residential, commercial and educational use. Grand Central Art Center is dedicated to the open exploration of contemporary art and visual culture: locally, regionally nationally, and internationally through socially engaged collaborations among artists, students, and the community.
Alicia Rojas: With Honey in the Mouth – Con Miel en la Boca | Now through September 10th, 2023
Lorena Ochoa | Opens Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 7-10PM
SUSY BIELAK AND FRED SCHMALZ: WELCOME | Opens Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 7-10PM
Adriana Martinez: Dreamer | Now Through July 9th, 2023
The Wayward Artists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company located in the heart of Orange County, California. Providing a home for wayward artists, the ensemble produces professional wayward work in hopes of transforming a wayward community – – its arrogance, its ignorance, its complacency. On ArtWalk, they have two improve comedy performances you don’t want to miss.
The Queer Couch| August 25th – 27th, 2023
Yellow Face| September 15th – 27th, 2023
Rotterdam | November 10th-19th, 2023
Pirates vs. Leprechauns | December 8th-17th, 2023
The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is a 501c(3) non-profit California corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression In the arts. Since its inception in 1980, it has provided emerging and established member and guest artists a forum to explore and develop ideas in contemporary art. This is done in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation and risk-taking, without the spector of censorship.
Extreme Moderation | September 2nd to 23rd, 2023
Incantation | October 7th to October 28th, 2023
GENE’s art reflects both pride in his Mexican-American roots, as well as his family’s history in settling Southern California. GENE draws inspiration from the simple beauty of the human form, capturing the energy and rhythm of the moment, individual and whole. GENE’s images evoke not only the motion of the body. but also the intangible movements of the wind, atmosphere, energy and the music that make up the dance of life.
The gallery program at Santa Ana College provides students and visitors with world class art shows of prominent national and International artists, to encourage participation and discussion in the art viewing community at large and to further enrich the cultural landscape of Santa Ana. One of the highlights of the year at SAC’s Santora gallery is the High School Invitational which showcases the best art from the surrounding high schools.
Art and Soul by Tri Tran | August 5th to September 2nd, 2023
Chicano Artists and Friends Present: Visions of Aztlan | September 2nd to October 7th, 2023
The California Center for Digital Arts is more than a collection of useful equipment, studios, classrooms, and top-flight teachers. It is a student resource for beginners and a source of inspiration for advanced image/ video creators developing new, or expanding, visual voices. The California Center for Digital Arts is a community of artists with expert instructors and hands on learning.
Kids Photography Camp | August 7th to 11th, 2023
The Best of Kenya Photography Tour | August 27th to September 13th, 2023
The Painter’s Room is a non-profit project venue free from the constraints of the retail marketplace and conceived as a space to promote critical artistic thinking and exposure in the field of contemporary painting. We are committed to expanding Orange County’s engagement with contemporary art by providing a space for critical discourse and ongoing exhibition schedule that is both challenging and diverse. By inviting outside curators and artists, and providing a safe platform for PoC and the LGBTQ community we hope to initiate a discourse between Orange County and art scenes across the county.
B-Minus Studios is a collaborative artist work space located in the Santora Arts Building. The studio is both an exhibition space and artists’ studio. By bridging the gap between where art is created and where it is displayed, B-Minus offers the public a unique way to engage with art outside the traditional gallery model. Visitors are invited to both view the work and meet the artists in their personal workspace.
We have renovated and designed a new creative space stocked with unique and artistic merchandise. Maintaining our roots with artisans and makers, we have provided not only a space for small artistic collaborations, but broadening our scope with small brands and vendors. We are very excited to finally open our doors and invite everyone to come check it out! Continuing our history of displaying artistic works and visual books, we have added an array of new products such as, enamel pins, ceramics, artist made goods, greetings cards, apparel, and more!
GCS Clothing & Gallery has been providing the best in streetwear, art, art supplies and music since April 2009. GCS clothing store first started as The Globe in Downtown Pomona, CA in 1995. During their time in Downtown Santa Ana, GCS has hosted countless art shows, in store performances and artist sighings while carrying unique items and exclusive brands.
Started in a DTSA loft in 2014, Photonic Playground formed a new partnership with the LGBT Center on 4th St in 2017 to strike up a new collaboration with their gallery space. A contract was signed, and the first grand opening show with Photonic Playground moving into The Center’s gallery space for monthly exhibitions shows, opening with the “Women of Art” exhibition.
The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema. Founded February 21, 2012, we are Orange County’s year-round film festival, presenting quality independent, classic, student, short, anime, and event-garde cinematic programming, complemented by community engagement, live concert events and other diverse cultural experiences.
AvantGarden Gallery iso art Orange County Fine Arts, Inc. and exhibits an eclectic mix of sculpture, oils, acrylics, photographic art, glassware, collage, and jewelry. OFCA is a local non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating public interest in the fine arts through arts education and scholarships for aspiring artists. The organization also provides consistent opportunities for already-accomplished artists to display their art while enriching the community with a variety of artistic venues.
Freedom Outdoor Art Show | July 2nd, 2023
Mariners Church is a community of ordinary people from all walks of life courageously trusting Jesus to do the extraordinary. For more than fifty years, Mariners Church has been a beacon of hope in Orange County guiding people to Jesus and awakening them to His love. Their new Santa Ana location offers services, workshops, art shows, and more.