Local Artists Create Murals to Honor Legends and Inspire Communities

Murals have long been an effective form of expression for artists, not only because of their large surfaces, but because of the even larger audiences they are able to reach.

O.C. Restaurant Industry Responds to California's Reduced Restrictions

Monday's announcement of loosening restrictions for restaurants has brought mixed feelings for foodservice industry professionals. In the days that followed, decisions had to be made on how to move forward. Staffing and inclement weather were only two of the factors to consider.

Panoringan: Winter Openings and Mistaken Food Identities

Winter in Orange County looks very similar to the rest of the year, except for a flurry of rain days and occasional sweater weather. While the struggle to remain open continues for most independently-owned restaurants, a select number of kitchens quietly debuted in recent months. From a ghost kitchen within a beach city hotel to kosher fare, here are a quartet of eateries seeking your takeout business.

OC Theatre Guild Vows to ‘Nurture, Support and Promote’ Local Companies

The pandemic has underscored the organization’s commitment to maximizing resources, making best use of technology, and raising awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion in local theaters.

Despite the recent lifting of the statewide stay-at-home order, Orange County remains in Tier 1 of the California Re-Opening Plan, which sets significant limitations on many activities as well as those businesses which are permitted to partially re-open. Arts Orange County will continue to spotlight a mix of virtual and streaming arts and culture offerings along with in-person events that conform to the most current safety guidelines. We encourage everyone to keep their lives enriched by the arts, but safely! Save lives by wearing masks and respecting social distancing protocols. 


Travelogue Exhibit at John Wayne Airport

Airport travelers and non-traveling visitors alike can enjoy this exhibit of unique travel-themed art creations now through February 16th  DETAILS »


Sculpture Garden @ the Muck

The esteemed collection of outdoor art at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton has continued to grow throughout the ups and downs of the pandemic  DETAILS »


The Black Index

An expansive, multi-disciplinary virtual exhibition accompanied by a slate of scholarly talks, "The Black Index" demonstrates how representative creations by black artists can overturn stereotypes embedded in supposedly neutral forms like photography  DETAILS »


"Sleep Squad"--a Bedtime Theatre Adventure

A unique, interactive online theatre experience can become a beloved bedtime ritual for children in this imaginative series of adventures starring Tony Award-nominee Lilli Cooper as the "Dream Queen"  DETAILS »


Drawing Class at the Huntington Beach Art Center

A Saturday class for beginning artists of all-ages gives you the opportunity to learn and practice the foundational skills of visual art  DETAILS »

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