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Annual Art Shows and Events
throughout Orange County

March

Weekend of Art - Los Alamitos
March 17-18, 2023

A 2 day visual and performing arts exhibition. Local artists to join us by submitting one to three works of art in the exhibition. Saturday will also include an arts & crafts vendor fair. We encourage all artists to participate in the exhibition as well as a vendor in the arts & crafts fair.

LOCATION:
Los Alamitos Community Center
10911 Oak St
Los Alamitos, CA

May

Balboa Island ArtWalk - Balboa
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Over a mile of art and live music!

The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island's summer season. This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day. Admission is free

LOCATION:
Balboa Island, CA

June

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday June 4, 2023
11 am - 4 pm

Dozens of artists exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired!

Free parking and admission.

LOCATION:
Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

July through September

Pageant of the Masters “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists”
Laguna Beach
July 7 – September 1, 2023
Shows Nightly at 8:30pm

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Each evening during the summer season, classic and contemporary works of art are faithfully re-created with theatrical illusion and real people posing as living pictures. Enjoy art that comes to life under the stars in the Pageant’s outdoor amphitheater. In 2023, the Pageant of the Masters will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first presentation of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts. From that humble beginning, the Pageant has continued to evolve and grow into the world-class entertainment it is today. The 2023 production, “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists,” will acknowledge the deep connections and memorable stories of artists assisting one another throughout the world and throughout history.

Tickets start at $35 per person (Includes season pass to the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show)

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
www.foapom.com
(949) 497-6582, (800) 487-3378

July through September

Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach

July 5 – September 1, 2023

Come discover the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

INFORMATION:
800-487-3378

June - September

Sawdust Festival
Laguna Beach
Friday, June 30 to Sunday, September 3, 2023

Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

June - August

Art-A-Fair
Laguna Beach

June 30 - September 3, 2023

Nestled in beautiful Laguna Canyon, the Laguna Art-A-Fair is one of the premier fine arts summer destinations in Southern California and has been for more than 55 years. Our artists invite you to Celebrate Art with a full spectrum of original creations, affordable reproductions, art demonstrations, workshops, live music and excellent cuisine.

October

Art in the Park
Newport Beach
September 23, 2023
10 am to 4 pm

Newport Beach Arts Foundation's 181th Annual "Art in the Park", fine arts and crafts fair.

Enjoy the day mingling among the artists at the beautiful Civic Green. Original Oil Painting, Handcrafted Jewelry, Sculpture, Watercolors, Glass Art, Woodcrafts, Pastels and much, much more are all for sale by over 100 talented Southern California artists.

LOCATION
On the Civic Green
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach

October

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Laguna Beach
October 7-15, 2023

The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational will be held in Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony. North America's most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.

LOCATION
Festival of Arts Grounds
Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

November - December

Sawdust Winter Fantasy - Laguna Beach
2023 Dates coming

Over 130 Artists, many of them new to the Winter Fantasy. A wide selection of Original Arts and Crafts, many with holiday themes. Artists Demonstrations & Hands-on Workshops.

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Ongoing Art Shows and Events
throughout Orange County

First Friday of Every Month

Downtown Fullerton Art Walk
Fullerton

This incredibly popular Art Walk brings hundreds of art enthusiasts to the streets of downtown Fullerton, where various venues host art exhibits, music acts, and performance art. Multiple venues offer free art activities and exhibition openings within walking distance of each other. You can find a map at any venue for a self-guided tour. Free refreshments are also provided throughout the evening at many of the stops.

First Saturday of Every Month

Artists Village Art Walk
Santa Ana

Come rain, shine, or holiday, the event will always take place between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Parking can be found in the 'Artists Village Parking Structure' at Third Street and Broadway. Walk through the galleries and studios, see a live performance or just hang out and enjoy the music. It is FREE and you always have a great time

Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts the first Saturday of each month when galleries, theatres, artists and performers in the Artists Village host a monthly Open House for the public. This free event attracts as many as 1500 individuals who come from throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to walk more than 150 participating studios and galleries located in historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Ana.

First Thursday of Every Month

Art Walk
Laguna Beach

Held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm. Visitors are invited to join Galleries throughout Laguna Beach for a festive year round event.

Free trolley service commences from the Laguna Art Museum. Each trolley is accompanied by an Art Walk guide, who are there to inform and answer any questions you may have.

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