Imagination Celebration

Each Spring, Arts Orange County presents Imagination Celebration: the annual, 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. Most events are free!





For Organizations

- Each year approximately 40-50 organizations participate in Imagination Celebration.

- Each participating organization designs and produces its own event.

- Sign-ups for 2014 have ended. Please contact us to be on the interest list for next year.



Imagination Celebration Art Exhibits

- Art teachers from both public and private schools in Orange County are encouraged to submit their student's artwork into Imagination Celebration art exhibitions.

- Submission instructions for art contests are posted each Fall.


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.

- The top three entries receive an honorarium as part of the recognition of their creativity.

- Entries are accepted between September and December.


Past Poster Winners:

Kira Wong
8th Grade
Sierra Vista Middle School
Imagination Rocks the World
Brandon Ponce
11th Grade
Mater Dei High School
Full STEAM Ahead
Reid Barraza
11th Grade
Orange County School of the Arts


VSA Festival - For Individuals with Disabilities

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




Irvine Valley College Anaheim Ballet Very Special Arts
Backhaus Dance at Irvine Barclay Theater Soka University Hand-on activities
Santa Ana Artists Village Hands on Creativity Laguna Art Museum
Orange County Youth Symphony City of Cypress Orange County Museum of Art