Category: Arts

Art Lab Creation Stations

The Great Park host The Art Lab: Creation Stations. The Art Lab: Creation Stations provide an open opportunity to play, create and explore at their self-directed creation stations. This FREE event has hands-on activities emphasize divergent thinking, problem solving skills and innovation.

Families with children of all ages are welcome.

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  • When: Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Great Park, at the Great Park Artists Studios | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free
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49th Annual Sawdust Art Festival

Sawdust Art Festival

The Sawdust Art Festival opens on June 26th!!. The Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until August 30, the grounds will be open for visitors to browse more than 200 artists’ arts and crafts. Attracting more visitors than any other summer art festival in Southern California, the Sawdust Art Festival will be celebrating its 49th year of offering a variety of paintings, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, woodwork, textiles, clothing, furniture, mixed media and more.

In keeping with nearly half a century of tradition, Sawdust artists are encouraged to display and demo their art for visitors. It’s not unusual to walk past a glassblower making a piece come to life in front of an audience, and a painter teaching a brushstroke technique in the same aisle.

Art classes are an interactive addition to the festival, including the year-round Sawdust studio art classes, which are celebrating their fifth year. Special events including a ceramics booth and kids’ arts and crafts bring the visitor a unique hands-on art experience.

Daily live entertainment rounds out the day, filling the Sawdust grounds with local jams. Relax and refresh with an array of different vendors from espresso drinks to the “largest and coldest draft selections in town” at the Sawdust’s Saloon to fresh, organic fare from Evan’s Gourmet Bistro.

With less than a week left until opening, the Sawdust Festival is ready to kick off summer in Laguna!

  • When: Friday, June 26th – Sunday, August 30th from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Where: The Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Cost: Adults are $8.50, Children 6-12 $4.00, Senior (65+) $7.00, Season pass $18.00, Annual Pass $24.00
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Fire & Water

Plazacast

Inside and Out: “Fire & Water” Plazacast and Community Celebration is a FREE community event, presented in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Pacific Symphony presents its fourth Plazacast and Community Celebration, a free party on the Arts Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, with food trucks and performances by community ensembles, followed by a live simulcast of the multimedia “Fire & Water” concert projected onto the wall of the plaza. Come early, bring your own chair, blanket and picnic with friends on the plaza while enjoying the music – no ticket required!

The first 100 people to arrive receive a free pair of tickets to select concerts at Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2015!

Schedule of Events: Saturday, June 13, 2015

5:00 p.m.     Food trucks open

5–7 p.m.      Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels

Make sure to check out this mobile tide-pool exhibit, where you have the opportunity to feel a spiny sea star, touch a slippery sea cucumber or experience the rough textured skin of a shark. Dedicated to developing an appreciation for the wonders of the ocean environment, Aquarium on Wheels delivers a memorable experience for all ages!

5:00 p.m.     Golden West Pops

Led by Conductor Pollyanna Gorman, the Golden West Pops consists of volunteers from all walks of life who come together for the sheer love of playing music. Today’s selections range from superheroes to rock-and-roll legends, from travels to the west to marching with the soldiers.

5:30 p.m.     Color Choreography with Alan Burner and Bei Bei He

The theme of “Fire and Water” is interpreted and presented in a choreographed expression of music and color. Alan and Bei Bei come together to present a collaborative work involving color and music, and demonstrate how the sounds of music are interpreted into pure-color emotion.

6:10 p.m.     Huntington Beach Concert Band Brass Ensemble

Ten members of the Huntington Beach Concert Band brass section perform favorite melodies of various genres including classical, swing, musicals and pops. Tunes include “Honey Bun” from South Pacific, “Yesterday” by The Beatles and “Little Brown Jug” by J.E. Winner, along with a few others!

6:45 p.m.     Helix Collective

Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, out-of-the-box mix of world, classical and rock n’ roll. Made up of three talented musicians, Sarah Robinson on flute, Phil Popham on oboe and Jason Lo on piano, Helix “has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal” (Audiophile Audition Magazine). Performing The Pharmacy: 6 Medications for Flute, Oboe and Piano by Popham.

7:30 p.m.     Outdoor Preview Talk with Rich Capparela

8:00 p.m.     Plazacast of “Fire & Water” concert begins:

Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, “La Tempesta di Mare” – Benjamin Smolen, flute
Laura Karpman: Siren Songs (World premiere – with video) – Gregory MacGillivray and Tempe Hale, video artists
— Intermission Interviews on the Plaza with host Rich Capparela —
Wagner: Selections from Götterdammerung (“Twilight of the Gods”) – Deborah Voigt, soprano

  • When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Where: Segrestrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Cost: FREE
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Free Open Studio Art Time

Palette Station

If you missed last weekend, here’s another chance. The Plaette Station in Tustin is offering a FREE open studio art time today from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm.

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to see what Palette Station is all about, look no further. Bring the kids this Saturday afternoon for a free, no-obligation creative session with their professional artists. This place is awesome and the staff is wonderful!!!

  • When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Where: Palette Station, 540 E 1st St., Tustin, CA 92780. Located in Larwin Square Shopping Center next to the new Haggen’s Market. 
  • Cost: FREE
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Free Open Studio Art Time

Palette Station

The Plaette Station in Tustin is offering a FREE open studio art time on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm.

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to see what Palette Station is all about, look no further. Bring the kids this Saturday afternoon for a free, no-obligation creative session with their professional artists. This place is awesome and the staff is wonderful!!!

  • When: Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Where: Palette Station, 540 E 1st St., Tustin, CA 92780. Located in Larwin Square Shopping Center next to the new Haggen’s Market. 
  • Cost: FREE
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Anaheim Children’s Festival

The Anaheim Children’s Festival is a celebration of all the arts and gives the attending children, teenagers and families, an opportunity to experience many mediums in one day. Participants will sing and dance, paint, draw, watch, wonder, enjoy and learn!

Over 50 booths will decorate Center Street Promenade from Clementine to the west, to Anaheim Blvd. on the east. The collection of booths will house a broad variety of local organizations who will bring an art project for attendees to participate in. From origami to plate painting, children and their families will be encouraged to try art, and all participants will be applauded for their efforts.

Two stages will be located at the Festival – local groups that do a variety of entertainment will be featured. Musicians, puppets, bands, vocal groups, and dancers.

  • When: Saturday May 16, 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Center Street Promenade, Anaheim
  • Cost: Free
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Jazz at Palm Court

Jazz at the Palm Court

Jazz at the Palm Court  is a unique collaboration between the Irvine Unified School District music programs and the City of Irvine. Ten middle and high school student jazz ensembles will be performing at the Great Park’s Palm Court Arts Complex.

The show will also feature special guest artists performing alongside student musicians. Bring your folding chairs, picnic blankets and don’t miss this one-of-a-kind music experience.

  • When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Great Park – Palm Court Arts Complex | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free
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Creativity Station

Imagine Celebration Creativity Station

The Child Creativity Lab offers an array of guided and self-directed creative development stations and exhibits. These hands-on activities emphasize problem-solving skills and innovation. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Come create, experiment and learn as you design self-portraits out of reclaimed and repurposed materials in Creative Reuse Selfies. Develop imagination and problem solving skills with craft materials in Popping the Creativity Can, or upcycle wine corks into unique projects in Corks for Creativity. All workshops are available until supplies run out.

  • When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: OC Great Park, Artists Studios | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free
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Drop Into Art

Palette Station

Drop Into Art at the Palette Station in Tustin today, Saturday, April 25th from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The Palette Station is offering FREE drop-in art activities for the kids.

Go in and let the kids have fun while creating masterpieces with gentle guidance from the Palette Stations professional artists. The Palette Station is truly a one-of-kind art studio for kids that allows them to experiment and express themselves artistically.

Take advantage of this opportunity to see how Palette Station is redefining art enrichment for children and their families.

The Palette Station is located at Larwin Square, 540 E. 1st Street, Tustin, CA 92780

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3rd Annual Day of Art

Roger’s Garden is proud to present the 3rd Annual “Day of Art.” This Springtime event attracts 50 talented artists to paint and draw in the Gardens for the day. A painting by each of the participating artists will be on display and available to the public for purchase.

These paintings and drawings will represent their creative interpretation of Roger’s Gardens. This year we will be judging the 50 original artworks and presenting awards and recognition’s.

All visitors will have the opportunity to be an artist for the day with scheduled workshops and demonstrations! For the event schedule, click here. *In case of rain, this event will be cancelled until further notice.

  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
  • Cost: Free
For more information visit: rogersgardens.com
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