Last Chance to Join Us for the Arts Awards!
19th Annual Orange County Arts Awards
Tuesday, October 16, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Honorees:
Artist - Carol Saindon
Arts Organization - Laguna Art Museum
Arts Leader - Paula Tomei (South Coast Repertory)
Arts Patrons - Mark & Jan Hilbert (The Hilbert Museum of California Art)
The Spark of Imagination statuette
Achievement Award Honoree:
"Brea: Blackstone 2017" Public Art Project (City of Brea, Artist Marlo Bartels, Developer Shea Homes)

Emerging Artist/Arts Leader Honorees:
Sarah Rafael Garcia (Barrio Writers)
Brian Peterson (Faces of Santa Ana)

The Alley Cats (VIP reception)
Dave Cross, guitar
Dan Spector, piano
Ciro Hurtado, Grammy Award nonimated recording artist
Scott Barnhardt, Broadway star
Jennise Hwang, Pacific Symphony violinist
Irvine Barclay Jazz Band featuring the Ron Kobayashi Trio and special guests Paul Seaforth and Jerry Mandel (After-Party)

Tickets here.

Yesterday 118 people representing arts organizations across the spectrum attended a Grants Workshop offered by California Arts Council (CAC) and hosted by Arts Orange County at the Pacific Symphony/OC Music & Dance center in Irvine. If you were not able to attend, you can find information on CAC's grants programs here, which have now opened for the season. More than $21 million in grants will be awarded. Arts Orange County is offering one hour of free customized grant writing consulting to any ArtsOC member wishing to take advantage of this service. Contact Rick Stein for details. If you organization is not already a member, contact Karen Ahola to learn more about the benefits.



  Arts Orange County is supported in part through funds from


OC Fair & Event Center has appointed Carol Singleton as Supervisor of Heroes Hall Veterans Museum located at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. A resident of Huntington Beach, Singleton served in the U.S. Army from 1983-86. She will be among those sharing her stories of life in the military in tomorrow evening's free public reading of the VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project, a collaboration of Arts Orange County, Heroes Hall, and Goodwill OC's Tierney Center for Veterans Services.
OCSA Hosting national Arts Schools Network Conference
Actress, Dancer, Choreographer
will Keynote the Conference
Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) hosts more than 250 arts school leaders and arts educators who will explore this question and others at the national Arts Schools Network (ASN) Annual Conference on October 23-26 in collaboration with University of Southern California (USC), Chapman University, Disneyland Resort and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. This year's theme, "Arts in Motion" focuses on the intersection of dance and film technology as an example of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Details here.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC has issues its "Congressional Arts Report Card 2018: Your Guide to Voting for the Arts." It provides a voting history of all members of Congress, including YOURS! We encourage you to check out your Congressional member's voting record here.
Arts Orange County is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. 
It is a powerhouse in advancing Orange County's arts ecology, a trailblazer in advocating workforce development through arts education, a leader in building future audiences and a trendsetter in the world of nonprofit arts councils.

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