History

California Arts CouncilArts Orange County was established in 1995 as the nonprofit, countywide arts council of Orange County, California. Its Founding Executive Director
was Bonnie Brittain Hall.

The council's dedicated staff and Board of Directors support a vision to establish the county as one of the top creative communities in the nation. To that end, Arts Orange County serves as a resource and advocate for the arts community, as a catalyst for leadership on arts issues, and as a sponsor of programs and services which enhance public awareness of arts activities and promote the development of the arts and arts education.

County of Orange California    Arts Orange County has been recognized by the California Arts Council as a model agency, based on the quality of its work, and has served as the     officially-designated arts agency and state-local partner of the County of Orange since 1995.