SparkOC - Where the Arts Happen in Orange County
SparkOC.com is your free community site for upcoming arts events, exhibits, classes and workshops, auditions, professional opportunities, profiles of local artists, and the most comprehensive guide available to Public Art installations all over O.C. Free to use and free for local organizations to list on, SparkOC is always the place to go when you're looking for what's new in local arts & culture.
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Arts Orange County gets directly involved in producing and presenting some beloved annual events in our creative community
OC Día del Niño/Day of the Child is a free family arts festival that celebrates children, develops their natural creativity and inspires lifelong participation in the arts. It features two days of fun and interactive activities and performances by professional artists, arts organizations, schools and community groups that can be enjoyed by the whole family and children of all ages and skill levels.Read More
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.Read More
Now you can catch some of the most talked about shows in London for just a fraction of the cost. Plays at the National Theatre in London are shot in high definition and broadcast on giant screens across the globe. Viewers will experience the best of British theatre up close and personal in the best seat in the house!
The NT Live series is brought to Orange County through a partnership with Arts Orange County and the Irvine Barclay Theatre.Read More
The Annual OC Arts Awards is a benefit evening that recognizes & celebrates the arts organizations, artists, and arts patrons in the OC community whose significant contributions during the past year, or over the course of a lifetime, have notably impacted the arts in Orange County.Read More
Exclusive Public Art Directory
Public art - murals, statues, sculptural installations, and more - is a part of every city in Orange County, and ArtsOC is dedicated to celebrating it. We have identified and created a searchable database of over 600 works of public art. Find some to visit and experience!
Orange County boasts a multitude of rich opportunities for residents and visitors alike to come together and learn about the art, culture, and history of our communities. Arts Orange County recognizes the great value and importance of the cultural offerings of arts organizations, cultural centers and cultural festivals. In addition, SparkOC also features Local Guides where arts lovers can view event information for nine select cities with an affluent arts and cultural heritage and presence: Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana
Additional Cultural Tourism links for Orange County and select cities: