Imagination Celebration

Orange County's Annual Countywide Family Arts Festival!

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 EducationImagination Celebration dynamically connects the community, arts organizations, universities, and Orange County students through meaningful arts experiences.

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"...a remarkable testament to the vision and passion of people who believe that art makes a crucial difference in the lives of the county’s children and teens."

-Paul Hodgins, Voice of O.C.

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Imagination Celebration is Presented by:

And Sponsored by:

The Crean Foundation
Phil and Mary Lyons
Thomas H. Nielsen
The Shanbrom Family Fund at OC Community Foundation

Poster Contest

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Congratulations to the winner of our Imagination Celebration Poster Contest, Esmerelda Espejo of Santa Ana High School!

Esmerelda is a 15-year old 10th grader who titled their work A Thought Outside of the Universe. Her design will be used for the official poster for the 2021 Imagination Celebration. She received a $300 award, and a $200 award was presented to her teacher, Judith Westing.

Watch for the official poster featuring this artwork, coming soon!

Two runners-up were also recognized with $50 awards - Imagination Revitalized is the work of 14-year old 8th grader Amanda Zheng, a student of Yejin Choi at Sierra Vista Middle School, and Soaring with My Thought was created by Shujia Zhang, a 12-year old 6th grader studying at Kermes & T Art Academy.

Imagination Revitalized by Amanda Zheng

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Soaring with My Thought by Shujia Zhang

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2015 was the Imagination Celebration's 30th Anniversary!