Imagination Celebration

Each Spring, Arts Orange County presents Imagination Celebration: Orange County's only county-wide family arts festival!

Presented in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, Imagination Celebration dynamically connects the community, arts organizations, universities, and Orange County students through meaningful arts experiences.

2016 Celebration Announced!

Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, May 29

"1000 Pieces of Art" Ceremonies & Reception
at South Coast Plaza's Crystal Court
Saturday, May 7

Check back on this site for updates on programs and events that will happen during the 2016 Imagination Celebration!

Imagination Celebration Events

- Each year, approximately 40-50 organizations, schools, cities, and libraries produce and present events during the county-wide festival.

- Interested in producing an event for the festival? Please contact Nicholas Thurkettle - / 714.556.5160 x14

Imagination Celebration Poster Contest

- Orange County students in grades 7 - 12 have the opportunity to create the official poster for the Imagination Celebration.

- The winning poster will be reproduced on posters, ads, and flyers relating to the festival.

- The top thirty outstanding entries will be publicly exhibited during the festival at a selected art gallery.

2015 Poster Winners:

Official Poster Winner
Kelly Zhou
10th Grade
Orange County School of the Arts
Voted "People's Choice" Favorite
Narae Kim
12th Grade
Western High School


2015 was the Imagination Celebration's 30th Anniversary!

VSA Festival - For Individuals with Disabilities

- The annual VSA Festival celebrates the artistic accomplishments of individuals with disabilities.

- Additional information can be found at