Orange County Artists in the Time of Coronavirus and Social Unrest

Voice of OC caught up with several Orange County-based artists to see how they've been coping with these life-altering events.

Orange County Open Mics Go Online After Being Unplugged by the Coronavirus

The organizer of Coollab Project's live sessions have decided to take their Thursday nights to Instagram live in an effort to maintain some sense of normalcy during this social distancing period.

OC Music Groups, Fans Acknowledge #blackouttuesday Trend on Instagram

The trending hashtag was meant to encourage people to participate in a "blackout" for 24 hours, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Panoringan: The Brave New World of Restaurant Dining. How Was the First Week of Service?

As restaurant restrictions loosened over Memorial Day weekend, columnist Anne Marie Panoringan ventures out to experience how the dining scene has changed.

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. 


MUSIC from Laguna Beach Live!

The organizers of the beloved community concert series are curating selections of artists from previous performances while inviting you to check out up-and-coming candidates for future performances  DETAILS »


Chemers Gallery

The beloved Tustin spot for fine art, jewelry, and framing is now open for curbside pickup and private interior appointments  DETAILS »


Fullerton Museum Center

A new video allows you to pay a visit inside Fullerton's Museums, while you can show up in person to pick up new art kits every week  DETAILS »


Kids Art camp on Zoom

The Huntington Beach Art Center is beginning weekly one-hour classes, teaching kids how to recreate famous works of art  DETAILS »


RETROFEST: A Virtual Celebration of '90s Music

The talented music students of Huntington Beach's Academy for the Performing Arts are taking their annual "Retrofest" concert online, this year celebrating the grunge and alt rock of the 1990's.  DETAILS »

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