Like us on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter   

Orange County School of the Arts Opens New Dance, Music & Science Building
Read the Orange County Register article here.
Muckenthaler Center Plays Role in State's "Arts in Corrections" Program
Read the Orange County Register article here.
Tips on Being an Artist Prepared for Emergencies
It's a dangerous myth that, if you have a home art studio, it is covered by your homeowner's insurance. If you sell your artwork, your insurer is likely to consider your studio a business property, leaving it uncovered in case of disaster. This is an extra catastrophic surprise you definitely don't want to receive after suffering unexpected damage.  The Studio Protector Blog maintained by CERF+ (the Craft Emergency Relief Fund | Artists' Emergency Resources) has a handy checklist for making sure that the fruits of your artistic labor have the appropriate insurance coverage. Click here to read.
ArtsOC's participation in the Southern California Arts Responder Network is supported through a grant from:
How Creative Artists are Finding Ways to Thrive in the Digital Era
"The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn't:  In the digital economy, it was supposed to be impossible to make money by making art. Instead, creative careers are thriving - but in complicated and unexpected ways."  Click here to read the New York Times Magazine cover story.



 Arts Orange County is supported in part through funds from
      California Arts Council Logo 
Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park Opening Event Saturday, September 12, 2-5 pm
Pictured:  Installation in progress for artist Warren Techentin's "La Cage aux Folles".  The work is comprised of more than 300 individual pieces, is 28 feet in height and weighs more than 10,000 lbs.
A second round of ten large scale sculptures has been added to the original ten installed last year in the City of Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition in the 14-acre Civic Center Park.  Arts Orange County was contracted by the City to conduct the call for artists, manage the selection process and coordinate the installation.  The opening event, free to the public, will include docent-guided tours of the exhibition as well as hands-on art workshops for all ages.  Many of the artists will be in attendance. 
Pictured:  "Prime Commonality" by Luke Crawley and Quincy Owens.  The colorful towers represent human and chimpanzee chromosomal banding.
Pictured:  "Demoiselle" by LT Mustardseed "lands" on its site.  The 25 foot long, 15 foot high damsel fly is made of recycled auto parts, found objects and has golf clubs for attennae.
Arts Orange County is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. 
It is a powerhouse in advancing Orange County's arts ecology, a trailblazer in advocating workforce development through arts education, a leader in building future audiences and a trendsetter in the world of nonprofit arts councils.

Arts Orange County, 3730 South Susan Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92704