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Since 1995, ArtsOC has been the leader in building appreciation for, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education.

A gift to ArtsOC is a direct investment in the future health of Orange County’s creative ecology and those arts organizations you love.

Your support of our work enables us to continue providing vital support services to our local arts & cultural organizations and individual artists and to host annual arts events that connect and engage our community, and especially families and children, in the arts.

Thank you for your support!

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” – Émile Zola

Our Lasting Appreciation for Our 2022-23 Supporters:

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Our 2022 Arts Awards Sponsors

VIP Reception Sponsor

Phil & Mary Lyons

Maya Angelou Circle

Steele Fund of OCCF

After-Party Sponsors

Charlie & Ling Zhang

Frida Kahlo Circle

Ernesto & Socorro Vasquez

Isamu Noguchi Circle

Sophie & Larry Cripe
Janet & Walkie Ray
C.J. Segerstrom & Sons

August Wilson Circle

Wylie and Bette Aitken
Sally Anderson and Tom Rogers
Ellen Breitman & Brien Amspoker
Faubel Public Affairs
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley

Susan K. Hori
Ellen Marshall
Carl Neisser
Judith Posnikoff
Tim Shaw
Samuel & Tammy Tang - in honor of Sophie & Larry Cripe
Linda & Tod White

James Luna Circle

Arts & Learning Conservatory
Marleena and Marc Barber
Bowers Museum
California State University, Fullerton, College of the Arts
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Chemers Gallery
Child Creativity Lab
City of Costa Mesa
Compass Diversified
Ektaa Center
John & Ruth Ann Evans
The Frida Cinema
Bonnie Brittain Hall & William Hall
Huntington Beach Art Center
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Robert J. Klein
Laguna College of Art + Design
Laguna Dance Festival
Joseph S. Lewis III
Lyric Opera of Orange County
Media Arts Santa Ana
Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University
National Choreographers Initiative
OC Fair and Event Center
Orange County Musicians Union
Orange County School of the Arts
Pacific Chorale
Pacific Symphony
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Pretend City Children's Museum
Relámpago del Cielo
Jeanette Rubio
Soka Performing Arts Center
South Coast Repertory
South Coast Symphony
Lucy Sun

Statuette Sponsors

Leona Aronoff-Sadacca — In honor of Sophie & Larry Cripe
Margaret Gates — In honor of Ellen K. Lee, biographer of Helena Modjeska
Barbara & Greg MacGillivray
Susan K. Hori — In honor of Robert Garfias
Joseph S. Lewis III
Elizabeth Stahr
Tina Van Dam

Other Gifts

Michael G. Anderson, RYTMO
Diana Burbano
Sara Guerrero
Tony Hernandez
Mary & Bill Langsdorf - in honor of Eliza Rubenstein
Amy Larson
Tram Le
Pacific Conservatory
Vietnamese Arts & Letters Association
Voice of OC
Karen Wood


2023's Imagination Celebration was Presented by:

And Sponsored by:

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

The OC Día del Niño festival is presented by:

And is made possible with support from:


Each Year the Creative Edge Lecture Is Presented In Association With:


Thanks to our generous sponsors for making 2023's event free to attend!*

Sidney Poitier Circle Sponsor

Phil and Mary Lyons


Frida Kahlo Circle Sponsor

Charlie & Ling Zhang


Isamu Noguchi Circle Sponsor

Susan K. Hori
Judith F. Posnikoff
Barbara Roberts


Joy Harjo Circle Sponsor

Ellen Breitman & Brien Amspoker

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Ahola at: