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.

2023 Imagination Celebration: COMING SOON!

April 12 - May 29, 2023

"...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.


Imagination Celebration is Presented by:

And Sponsored by:

The Crean Foundation
Phil and Mary Lyons
The Steele Fund at OC Community Foundation

Art Contests

For information on Festival of Arts student art exhibitions, contact Scott Fitzpatrick of OC Dept. of Education:


Congratulations to the winner of our 2021 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 was 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.

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


Soaring with My Thought by Shujia Zhang