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Art in Orange County, California

A Place for Art - Santa Ana 
"Museums, science centers, historic neighborhoods. Gift and sophistication and culture. Artists. Poets. Musicians. Cafes and conversations. Funky stores. Boutique restaurants. Orange County's urban experience. Santa Ana - A place for art."  
Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market 
"The Farmer's Market is from Noon-7pm from November to March and Noon to 8pm March to October. Located at the intersection of Center Street Promenade and Lemon.... Fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and other wonderful foods Plus unique Crafts! Jewelry, wood craft, stained glass, dolls. Located on the Center Street Promenade in beautiful Downtown Anaheim Anaheim Farmers Market is sponsored by the Downtown Anaheim Association * Farm Products * Ripe Tomatoes * Fresh Honey * Bakery Goods * Peaches * Pecans * Oranges * Herbs * Flowers * Candy Apples * Beef Jerky * Pistachio Nuts * Apples * Grapes * Melons * House Plants * Eggplant * Kettle Popcorn * Oriental Vegetables * Crafts * Hand Carved Wood Crafts * Dolls * Ceramics * Peruvian and Guatemalan Crafts * Stained Glass Jewelry * Hand Painted Saws * Potpourri * Baby Clothes * Wreaths Specialty Fashions * Sarongs * Tole Painting... Q: What is a Certified Farmers Market? A: The Certified Farmers Market concept is an effort to re-establish the traditional link between farmers and consumers in California. Put simply, certified farmers markets (CFM's) are "the real thing", places where the genuine farmers sell their crops directly to the public. It is where the agrarian community relates to the urban community. More specifically, a CFM is a location approved by the county agricultural commissioner where certified farmers offer for sale only those agricultural products they grow themselves. California Certified Farmers Markets are operated in accordance with regulations established in 1977 by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Only a handful of CFM's were in the California direct marketing program back then. There are over 350 communities with Certified Farmers Markets in the State now and the number is growing every year. This rare meeting of farmers and consumers serves as an educational experience whereby customers learn about their food sources and have access to nutritional information."  Anaheim
Balboa Island Artwalk 
2004: "The 10th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will be the largest artwalk to date with over 125 artists exhibiting oil paintings, watercolors, glass and ceramic sculptures, jewelry, photography, hand-crafted items and demostrating throughout the day. Eight bands will fill the air and entertain you as you walk along South Bayfront. New this year, the Artwalk will feature art, music and classic Woodie automobiles at the Balboa Fun Zone... so remember to bring your Island Ferry change. Parking will be available at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and on Balboa Peninsula. The 10th Annual Balboa Island Art Walk is being presented by Mary Hardesty Realty and supported by local community sponsors. We appreciate their support. Please stop by and say THANKS!" Featured artists include: Doreen Abegg Alexa Alexander Terry Anderson Julie Arnoff Greg Autry Leslie Avalos Trina Baker Barbara Baumgartner Wayne Bender Maria Elena Bicer Ray Bohon William Bonhall Douglas Buchman Lory Butterfass Katy Byerts Shannon Caplan Patricia Cliffton Malle Cole Patricia Colwell-Trujillo Dana Cooper Carlos Covarnbias Jeanee Davis Margie Dorney Victor Dworak John Eagle Jamie Ennen Kathy Esnard Barbara Fudurich Tag Garber Tim Genet Susan Gilbert Edward Gill Stephanie Godbey Timree Gold Pat Graham Iris Gunning-Wyatt Silvia Herrera Chris Hooker Erin Houghton William Hudson Mary Huntsman Suzanne Inloes Margaret Jamison Brent Jensen Wendy Johnson Bruce Juenger Kathy Kehoe Richard Kent Marge Kinney Dee Kirkham Nancy Klann Jolly Kornicks Jim Krogle Allison Kuehn Cathy LeBlanc Judi LeFever Jan Lowe Mollie Markel Enrica Marshall Andra Martin Paul Maurice Fred McClory George McGhee John Mel Tracey Moloney Constance Monroe Julie Neglia Erich Neubert Hughette Nordin Howard O'Donnell Marty Oertel Raymond Otis Marina Pavlovich Peter J'Art Marilyn Poliquin Jeff Price Karen Raidy Lesley Rankin James Robertes Suzanne Salisbury Janine Salzman Donna Sappia Sheryl Sauer Robbie Sayers Joshua Serafin Karen Shaw Steve Simon Leo Simone Marcia Smallwood Janice Steele Marilee Stockman Lyndelle Stonick Scott Sutton Joanne Szabo Marie Taggart Jean Toombs Jack Wang Steve Wang Elizabeth Ward-Bell George Watts Rhys Williams Darlela Wilson Erin Woodruff Max Yamada Lorin Zechiel Greg Zook  Newport Beach
Chalk Art & Music Fest 
Held in October by the Downtown Anaheim Association and their various sponsors. "There is free public parking on Oak Street @ Clementine or Lemon."  Anaheim
Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters 
Held each July through September. "California’s finest Summer art event is staged in a six-acre canyon park near the ocean in Laguna Beach. The stars of this summertime tradition, which began here in 1932, are over 140 of the Southland’s most accomplished artists. This is a rigorously juried show, requiring exhibitors to demonstrate and maintain high aesthetic standards. Their work is truly fine art! The artworks on display are for sale and represent a complete spectrum of art media: paintings, sculpture, pastels, drawings, serigraphs, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, etched and stained glass, fiber arts, handcrafted furniture and even scrimshaw. All of the works are original art - another element that distinguishes the Festival of Arts from other shows.The Festival is the perfect place to find affordable and unique works of art to decorate your home or business.... In addition to the art exhibition, the Festival provides a relaxing, entertaining environment with plenty to see and do.... In addition to the special events, come and enjoy art workshops, daily docent-led tours offering expert insights to the exhibits, musical entertainment and hands-on demonstrations in printmaking, ceramics, painting and paper art. Then, explore the outstanding accomplishments of talented local students at the Junior Art Exhibit, featuring 150 works selected from over 1,500 submissions.... Each night during the summer season at 8:30 the Festival of Arts presents its most famous attraction, the Pageant of the Masters. What is it? Ninety minutes of "living pictures" - incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind."  Laguna Beach
First Thursdays Art Walk 
Three walks connected by free shuttle buses: North Coast Highway, Central Downtown, and South Coast Highway. Modern Contemporary Traditional Abstract Expressionism Impressionism Sculpture Crafts Furniture Glass Metal Wood Texture Watercolor Oil Mixed Media and Collage Photography "Join member galleries throughout Laguna Beach on the First Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening. Free shuttle service circles the city starting at 6:15 p.m. Free admission to the Laguna Art Museum."  Laguna Beach
Orange County Arts Source 
"Information on the Arts and Culture of Orange County, California.... You can have a monthly arts and culture calendar delivered directly to your inbox! The monthly e-gram lists performances, exhibits, children's festivals and other events happening at nonprofit arts organizations throughout the county."  
Sawdust Festival 
Held June through September. Includes musical entertainment, art classes and demos. "Welcome to the world-famous Sawdust Art Festival where visitors experience the artistic wonders of 200 Laguna Beach artists amidst towering eucalyptus trees and tranquil waterfalls within a three and half acre canyon setting. Since 1966 the Sawdust has drawn art enthusiasts looking for original artwork including: painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, textile arts, wood and metal sculpture, hand blown and fused glass and even scrimshaw. This year we invite you to join us in celebrating our '40 Creative Years' with special events and exhibits to give visitors a glimpse into our history and that of our artists. Included with your Sawdust admission are daily artist demonstrations including glass blowing, complimentary art projects for adults and children, three outdoor cafes and continuous entertainment. This shopper’s paradise allows visitors to meet and even purchase art directly from the artists. The Sawdust Art Festival is truly the ultimate, interactive art experience for any one at any age.... The Sawdust Art Festival is a 5 - 10 minute walk from downtown Laguna, Main Beach and the other Laguna Beach art festivals."  Laguna Beach
SolArt Gallery Café 
"SolArt Gallery is a community space dedicated to hosting music, visual art, independent film, poetry as well as the vibes from some of the best DJ’s in Orange and L.A.County.... SolArt has welcomed more than 150 musicians including Enjambre, Pastilla, The Intelligista, Chase Frank, Vladimir Castillo and about 100 other beautiful musicians since opening in April 2004. We feature acoustic guitar, jazz, son jarocho, trova, and indie rock musicians as well as local DJ's spinning the best dance and chill music ever! 4th Saturday of the month: La Pena del Sapo Cancionero is happening! Acoustic guitar Latin American Folk music. Join us every month for special guests!!!"  Santa Ana
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