For 25 years, Arts Orange County has worked behind the scenes of our diverse and vibrant arts and cultural communities to help arts organizations and individual artists thrive.

When you join the arts council as a member, you are making a direct investment in the creative ecology of Orange County.

Membership support helps us forge innovative and effective collaborations, grow informed and active audiences and ensure that the arts are seen as essential to the emotional, physical, and economic well-being of our region.

As a member, you'll receive direct benefits that include networking gatherings, free and discounted professional development opportunities, resource communications, event promotion, and more! Members are also beneficiaries of ArtsOC's advocacy work at the local, state, and national level.

You can always contact Karen Ahola with any questions about Membership. E-mail her at

Member Spotlight

Celebrating the wide variety of Orange County artists and arts organizations in our community

Mozart Concert Orchestra

The Mozart Classical Orchestra was founded by Music Director and Conductor Ami Porat on Mozart’s birthday anniversary on January 27, 1980. In the years since, they have received critical acclaim from both the press, including the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register, and their loyal audience, alike.

Porat received degrees from the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, USC and Julliard. He has played in orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and South America, and conducted his own chamber group in New York City.

The Mozart Classical Orchestra has performed in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Irvine Barclay Theatre. They also spent 16 seasons performing in Newport Beach. Their current home is the Artists Theatre in Laguna Beach.

The group’s upcoming concert takes place on Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m., and features violinist Isabella Lippi, who made her public debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10. Currently the Concertmaster of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Lippi has been called “a standout, even among virtuosos.”

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Member Directory

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Academy for the Performing Arts (HBUHSD)
All-American Boys Chorus
American Coast Theater Co., Vanguard University
Anaheim Arts Council
Anaheim Ballet
Arts & Learning Conservatory
Assistance League of Irvine
Ballet Études
Ballet Repertory Theatre
Baroque Music Festival - Corona del Mar
Beall Center Art + Technology
Berman Arts Agency
Bowers Museum
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble
Broadway on Tour Children's Theater
Cabrillo Playhouse
Camino Real Playhouse
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Chapman University, College of Performing Arts
Christ Cathedral Concerts
Chuck Jones Center For Creativity
City of Brea
City of Buena Park
City of Costa Mesa, Cultural Arts Committee
City of Dana Point
City of Fullerton - Fullerton Museum Center
City of Garden Grove
City of Irvine
City of Laguna Beach
City of Laguna Niguel
City of Mission Viejo
City of Newport Beach
City of Placentia
City of Santa Ana
City of Tustin
City of Westminster
City of Yorba Linda
Coastline College Art Gallery
Concordia University
Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theatre
CSUF Grand Central Art Center
CSUF, College of the Arts
Discovery Science Center
Ektaa Center
El Sol Academy
Festival Ballet Theatre
Festival of Arts
Focus Dance Center
Friends of the Children's Museum at La Habra
Fullerton Friends of Music
Fullerton Museum Center
Global Harmony Symphony
Greater Orange Community Arts Theater
Hidden Truths Project
Hilbert Museum of California Art
Huntington Beach Art Center
Infinite Flow Dance
Irvine Barclay Theatre
JD Theatricals
Journeys to the Past
Kids Musical Theater
Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach Arts Alliance
Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center
Laguna Beach Live
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association
Laguna College of Art & Design
Laguna Dance Festival
Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Woods Village (Golden Rain Foundation)


Los Alamitos Ballet
Lyric Opera of Orange County
Mater Dei High School
Media Arts Santa Ana
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts
Mozart Classical Orchestra
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Museum of Teaching and Learning
Musical Theatre Village
Newport Beach Film Festival
Oasis Center International
Orange County Arts and Disability
Orange County Ballet Theater
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Orange County Children's Theatre
Orange County Crazies
Orange County Fair & Event Center
Orange County Fine Art Storage
Orange County Fine Arts, Inc.
Orange County Lingual Institute
Orange County Museum of Art
Orange County Music and Dance
Orange County Musicians' Association
Orange County School of the Arts
Orange County Women's Chorus
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Orange County Children's Theatre
PACDA - Pan America Chinese Dance Alliance
Pacific Chorale
Pacific Conservatory
Pacific Symphony
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Relámpago del Cielo
Ryman Arts
Saddleback College, Fine Arts Division
Santa Ana Business Council
Santa Ana Unified School District
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Sherman Library and Gardens
Sketch and Pour
SoCal Ballet Scene
Soka University
South Coast Chinese Cultural Center
South Coast Repertory
South Coast Singers
South Coast Symphony
Southern California Artists
Southern California Philharmonic
St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange
Symphony Irvine
The Art Spread
The Chance Theater
The Festival Singers
The Hutchins Consort
The Picerne Family Foundation
The Silence is Broken
The Waldorf School of Orange County
The Wooden Floor
Tri-School Theatre
Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts
UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Vanguard University Department of Music
Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association
Well Beings Studio
White Nights Artistic Society
Westminster Chorale
Zeus Museum Solutions

Individual Artists & Members

Alexa Alexander
Charlene Ashendorf
Bill Atkins
James Bates
Jennifer Beaudet
Brigitte Beisner
Mark Bregman
Tanya Buckley
Rachel Bunteman
Anastasi Cardona
Grant Coultroup
Jennifer Cullen-Vogt
Christopher De Filippo
Rick J. Delanty Fine Art
Corey Le Dell
Dr. Brandon Elliott
Roz Esposito
Robert Ferguson
Carla Fish-Cohen
Mary Grace Floresca
Sharon Frances
Diana Ghoukassian
Carol Gibson
Desislava Grueva
Nancy Harrell
Laura Haight
Shirley Harris
Virginia Hayter
Mary Hoffman
Gene Jimenez
Nancy L. Kidder
Amber Killinger
Mary Lombard
Branda Lin
Anthony Mansfield
Emet Martinez
Abbe Levine
Kacie Lyn Martinez
Goran Matijasevic, Ph.D.
Herbert McGurk
Steven McHale
Nicki McLean
Jeff Miller
Barbie Miranda
Susie Munger
Lauren Nicole
Valerie Noden
Lara Ralston
Geena Russo
Trishala Shah
Laura Shapiro
Dr. Emmanuel Sharef
Gary Simpson
Catherine Singer
Marin Somoano
Rachel Somoano AKA P. Marin
Edward Spear
Anne Q. Tran
Belle Tuckerman
Susan Turner
A.E. Van Fleet
Gil Vasquez
Krista Wallace
Judy Wilcox
Denise Woda
Ron Yeo
Robert Zasa