Santa Ana Arts Collective, a New Community for Artists, is Ready for Occupancy

Santa Ana Arts Collective will finally welcome its first tenants this month. The new 58-unit apartment complex, first proposed in November 2015 is intended specifically for local artists with limited incomes.

Black Student Union Members from Garden Grove High Find Their Voice and Purpose

After re-activing the Black Student Union at Garden Grove High, the student founders have transferred their activism to the community.

In 2018, senior Jesse Payton became inspired to bring the Black Student Union (BSU) back to life at Garden Grove High School. In the 1990s the school had a BSU, but it was disbanded after the class of 1996 graduated.

At school, Payton saw several culture clubs, including Latinos Unidos, Vietnamese Student Association and Korean Culture Club. There were Black students at school, but no club of their own.

In 2019, a racist incident at school prompted the club's biggest event.

While the majority of Orange County's arts and culture organizations and venues remain physically closed; virtual/streaming offerings are thriving, and some outdoor venues are beginning their phased re-openings. Arts Orange County is pleased to combine its recommendations for online enrichment with some good news about places you can now visit personally. ArtsOC and Voice of OC continue to urge everyone to follow the State and County's current guidelines on distancing and masking as they venture out. 


South Coast Repertory Weekly Streaming!

Among the weekly offerings from Orange County's own Tony-winning theatre institution are messages from the Artistic Director and staff, and "SCR Storytime", with SCR artists reading out excerpts of some of the beloved children's books which have inspired their Theatre for Young Audiences programming  DETAILS »


Laguna Art Museum

With advanced tickets and timed entry, you can now re-visit one of the pillar venues in Laguna Beach's unparalleled arts community  DETAILS »


California Art: 109th Annual Gold Medal Exhibit

In collaboration with the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, the century-old annual exhibition, including many contemporary Orange County artists, moves online this year for a unique art appreciation experience  DETAILS »


Virtual Family Festival with Bowers Museum!

Live performers, art projects, and food experiences will all be part of the lineup in this fast-paced free hour of programming for children of all ages presented by the Bowers Museum  DETAILS »


Drive-In Movie: Goonies @ the Dunes

The Frida Cinema's moving pop-up Drive-In series continues with the beloved 80's family adventure film, presented at Newport Dunes  DETAILS »

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