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ArtsOC’s Annual Awards Honor Artists and Those Who Help Them Create
Voice of O.C. - October 18, 2021

Future OC museum will use $2.5 million gift to offer free entry for 10 years
O.C. Register - October 5, 2021

Newport Beach Arts Commission Hosts Sculpture Exhibition Dedication
Newport Beach Indy - September 30, 2021

Sculpture Exhibition grand opening celebrated Phase V and Phase VI artists and their works 
Stu News Newport - September 24, 2021

Arts in California Could See a Renaissance Thanks to Huge Influx of State Funding
Voice of O.C. - September 3, 2021

84 Orange County Arts and Entertainment Orgs, Promoters Get $78 Million in Grants
Voice of O.C. - August 25, 2021

Major Orange County Arts Orgs to Require Masks and Full COVID-19 Vaccination for the Foreseeable Future
Voice of O.C. - August 23, 2021

Orange County performing arts venues announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements
Orange County Register - August 23, 2021

O.C. indoor performing arts spaces to require proof of vaccination and masks
KNX 1070 News Radio - August 23, 2021

Major OC Performing Arts Organizations Announce Vaccine and Mask Requirements for Performances
Newport Beach Indy - August 23, 2021

Arts Orange County announces 21st OC Arts Awards honorees, including Laguna Playhouse
Stu News Laguna - August 10, 2021

Life & Work With Richard Stein
VoyageLA - August 4, 2021

OC art community rebuilds after losing $121M, 2,700 employees
Spectrum News 1 - August 3, 2021

Arts Advocates: Rick Stein
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - July 12, 2021

Can $5 Million County Relief Fund Help OC Arts Get Back in Shape?
Voice of O.C. - May 14, 2021

Public Shares Ideas for Future of Hunt Library
Fullerton Observer - May 1, 2021

Survey: O.C. arts community lost $121 million and thousands of jobs during pandemic
Los Angeles Times - Apr. 27, 2021

Can OC’s art community rebound? Pandemic’s toll reached $121 million loss
Orange County Register - Apr. 27, 2021

What Will a Post-Pandemic Landscape Look Like for Non-Profits in Orange County
Cal State Fullerton News - Apr. 19, 2021

Dana Point Poised for a Post-COVID Cultural Renaissance?
Dana Point Times - Feb. 26, 2021

O.C. Residents get a say in Fullerton's Hunt Library Arts Programming
Los Angeles Times - Jan. 28, 2021

ArtsOC CEO Richard Stein Named One of Orange County's 100 Most Influential for 2020
Orange County Register - Dec. 20, 2020

Orange County's art scene gets boost with $2.7 million in assistance amid pandemic crunch
Orange County Register - Nov. 20, 2020

Orange County Reveals A Slice of How It Spent Federal Coronavirus Relief Money
Voice of O.C. - Nov. 19, 2020

Orange County Museums Eye Reopening But Remain Cautious
Voice of O.C. - Sept. 4, 2020

Arts Orange County Working to Get Public and Private Money Into Local Artists' Hands
Voice of O.C. - Aug. 28, 2020

OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund Helps Local Artists Keep Creating
Spectrum News - Aug. 27, 2020

Hopes for Hunt Library Project Run High Among Those Who Worked to Save It
Voice of O.C. - Aug. 7, 2020

ArtsOC Selected to Manage Phase VI of Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition as it Finishes Installing Phase V
Stu News Newport - Aug. 7, 2020

Newport Beach City Council Approves ArtsOC to Manage Phase VI of Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition
Newport Beach Independent - July 28, 2020

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition Phase V Installed
Newport Beach Independent - July 20, 2020

ArtsOC Creates OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund to Aid Artists and Arts Organizations Impacted by COVID-19
Irvine Weekly - July 6, 2020

ArtsOC & Heritage Future Team Selected by Fullerton City Council to Manage Hunt Library Project
Fullerton Observer - June 10, 2020

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva on Selection of ArtsOC & Heritage Future for Hunt Library Project
District 65 Press Office - June 3, 2020

ArtsOC Under Consideration by Fullerton City Council to Manage Hunt Library Project
Fullerton Observer - June 1, 2020

Losses Mount Quickly for O.C. Arts Groups
Voice of O.C. - April 22, 2020

Orange County's arts community reels from a $16 million financial blow
Coast Magazine - April 22, 2020

Orange County's Art Scene Losses From Coronavirus Estimated at $16 Million
Orange County Register - April 22, 2020

Storytelling Lets Veterans Share Their Military Memories (page 20)
Premiere O.C. from Orange Coast Magazine - Spring/Summer 2020

Imagination Celebration, an Annual Youth Arts Festival, Is Canceled In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak
OC Register - Mar. 13 2020

Council Approves Next Phase of Civic Center Park Sculptures
Newport Beach Independent - Mar. 13, 2020

Newport Beach Sculpture Garden to Get a Refresh With 10 New Works
Daily Pilot - Mar. 11, 2020

Photo Spread on the 2019 Arts Awards (Pg. 9)
KUDOS Newport Beach - Jan. 2020

After two decades at the Laguna Playhouse, Donna Inglima exits stage left
Daily Pilot - November 11, 2019

Coverage of the debut of Phase IV of the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition
Newport Beach Indy - June 28, 2019

Artwork created by crew chief of truck-racing team among 10 added to Newport Beach Sculpture Garden
Orange County Register - June 24, 2019

Grand Opening of the Next Phase of Sculptures
Newport Beach Indy - June 21, 2019

Imagination Celebration a vital complement to local efforts in arts education
Voice of O.C. - Apr. 19, 2019

Orange County Arts Awards Contain Messages of Frustration and Hope
Voice of O.C. - Oct. 17, 2018

Turnover in leadership at major local arts institutions reflects changing times and demographics of Orange County
Voice of O.C. - Sept. 10, 2018

Founders of Hilbert Museum of California Art to Receive Top Award from Arts Orange County
Chapman News & Blogs - April 24, 2018

Costa Mesa residents begin answering surveys for the development of the city's first Arts & Culture Master Plan
Los Angeles Times - March 28, 2018

New Round of Civic Center Sculptures Officially Opens
Newport Beach Indy - Nov 3, 2017

Newport Beach City Council approves selections for Phase 3 of Sculpture Exhibition
Daily Pilot - Sep. 17, 2017

New Segerstrom Center Plaza opening will feature free concerts, death-defying wall dancing
Orange County Register - Sep. 12, 2017

ArtsOC - Surviving the Recession and Thriving in its Mission
Newport Beach Lifestyle - Aug. 28, 2017

Workers Get A Front Row Seat at the OC Fairgrounds
Voice of O.C. - Aug. 28, 2017

'Table of Dignity' agricultural workers memorial unveiled, again, after renovation
Los Angeles Times - Aug. 25, 2017

For Newport's park art, panel's picks echo public preferences
Los Angeles Times - Aug. 25, 2017

Tribute to farmworkers unveiled at OC Fairgrounds
Orange County Register - Aug. 25, 2017

Panel Recommends Sculptures for Civic Center Park
Newport Beach Indy - Aug. 24, 2017

Table of Dignity For The Workers That Built Orange County
Voice of O.C. - Aug. 24, 2017

Veterans Share Their Voices at Heroes Hall
Los Angeles Times - May 25, 2017

History of El Centro Cultural de México (Arts OC's partner for Día del Niño)
OC Weekly - Apr. 27, 2017

OCMA Expansion May Finally be Picking Up Steam
Orange County Register - Jul. 3, 2016

Orange County Arts Awards honorees announced
Orange County Register - May 31, 2016

Imagination Celebration seeks to inspire young artists
Orange County Register - Apr. 15, 2016

Veterans to Share Their Stories at the Chance Theater
Orange County Register - Nov. 6, 2015

Cathy Rigby among honorees at Orange County Arts Awards
Orange County Register - Oct. 15, 2015

Chance Theater, Arts Orange County & Veterans First Partnering for Free Theatre Workshops
Broadway World - Sep. 29, 2015

Nonprofit arts can be good for Orange County business
Orange County Register - Jul. 26, 2015

Families Get Creative at Aliso Viejo Library (Imagination Celebration)
Orange County Register - May 13, 2015

Imagination Celebration Reaches 30th Year
Orange County Register - Apr. 3, 2015

Sparking a Creative Community
ConnectOC Blog - Sep. 15, 2014

Newport Beach Neighbors React to Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition
Daily Pilot - May 14, 2014

NEA provides grant for ArtsOC's 2014 Día del Niño
Orange County Register - Apr. 27, 2014

O.C. School Districts get grants to fund plans
California Alliance for Arts Education - Sep. 17, 2013

NEA provides a grant for ArtsOC's 2013 Día del Niño
Orange County Register - Apr. 25, 2013

MY HERO joins Orange County's Imagination Celebration
MY HERO - Apr. 4, 2013

Register owners offer $12.4 million in ads for charities.
Orange County Register - Nov. 15, 2012

ArtsOC announces partnership with Goldstar.
Orange County Register - Oct. 23, 2012

ArtsOC makes OC Weekly's "Best of OC 2012" list
OC Weekly - Oct. 2012

Arts supporters honored at OC Arts Awards
Daily Pilot - Oct. 2, 2012

Dia del Nino event held in Santa Ana Draws 1,000
Orange County Register - Apr. 30, 2012

These Idle Hands Are Doing Art
Voice of OC - Apr. 23, 2012

CHOC Follies founder honored by Arts O.C.
Orange County Register - Mar. 30, 2012

Sir Ken Robinson Speaks in Costa Mesa
Orange County Register - Apr. 1, 2011

Irvine Eighth Grader wins Imagination Celebration Poster Contest
Orange County Register - Mar. 14, 2011

Arts O.C. Honors Local Achievements
Orange County Register - Sep. 22, 2010

People Watch - 2010 Orange County Arts Awards
Orange County Register - Sep. 28, 2010

Try It, You'll Like It: A Conversation with Arts OC's Rick Stein
OCWEEKLY Magazine - Jun. 9, 2010

Guitarist Dick Dale to Receive Legacy Awards
Orange County Register - Sep. 21, 2010

Rick Stein honored at Spirit of Volunteerism Awards
Orange County Register - Apr. 10, 2010

OC Arts Groups Hang Together While Trying to Hang On
Los Angeles Times - Dec. 12, 2008

Media Releases

 

Orange County Venues, Producers, Presenters Unite on COVID-19 Protocols
August 22, 2021

Arts Orange County Announces 21st OC Arts Awards Honorees
June 24, 2021

$5M Arts Relief Approved by OC Board of Supervisors
April 28, 2021

One Year Later COVID Losses Exceed $121M & 2,700 jobs
April 21, 2021

The Congressional Student Art Competition is launching in five Orange County Congressional Districts
March 16, 2021

Announcing Orange County's 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion
March 3, 2021

Third District COVID-19 Arts Relief Program Distributes Funds
July 31, 2020

OC Arts & Culture Resilience Fund Awards Assistance to Artists
July 29, 2020

Supervisor Wagner Establishes the Third District Arts COVID-19 Relief Grant
July 8, 2020

Arts Orange County partners with local funders to launch OC Arts & Culture Resilience Fund
June 22, 2020

Arts Orange County publishes survey of major arts organizations measuring financial impact of COVID-19 pandemic
Apr. 23, 2020

Imagination Counts! People's Choice Poster Contest - VOTING OPEN
Mar. 30, 2020

Registration Now Open for the Imagination Celebration!
Feb. 12, 2020

Public Poll for the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition!
Jan. 28, 2020

Be a part of 2020 OC Dia Del Nino/Day of the Child!
Jan. 12, 2020

Student Artists Wanted! Imagination Celebration Poster Contest
Dec. 7, 2019

Call for Artists - Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition
Nov. 26, 2019

Register now for the 2020 Creative Edge Lecture!
Nov. 25, 2019

Join us - ArtsOC's first 2020 Mixer in January!
Nov. 20, 2019

Calling all Veterans for the VOICES: Storytelling Program
Sep. 7, 2019

ArtsOC Summer Mixer - You are Invited!
Jul. 14, 2019

Save the Date! 20th Anniversary Orange County Arts Awards
May. 14, 2019

Day of the Child/Dia Del Nino Festival is Back!
Apr. 6, 2019

Pick 3 favorites for Phase IV Civic Center Park Exhibition
Mar. 13, 2019

Register for the Imagination Celebration!
Feb. 20, 2019

ArtsOC's Spring Member Mixer is Coming in March!
Jan. 10, 2019

Call for Artists! Newport Beach Sculpture Park
Feb. 13, 2019

Save the Date! 10th Annual Creative Edge Lecture!
Dec. 21, 2018

Join the festivities at Emerging Arts Leaders - OC's first Holiday Spotlight!
Nov. 30, 2018

Imagination Celebration 2019 is coming! Can you take part?
Nov. 7, 2018

ArtsOC's 4th Annual VOICES Veterans Storytelling Project
Sep. 28, 2018

Invitation to ArtsOC's Summer Member Mixer
Jul. 11, 2018

What is your Arts & Culture Priority? If you live in or near Costa Mesa, take our Arts & Cultural Survey!
Apr. 22, 2018

Save the Date! 19th Annual OC Arts Awards
Apr. 21, 2018

ArtsOC's Spring Member Mixer at the Hilbert Museum, March 15 - please join us!
Feb. 9, 2018

Call for Artists & Arts Organizations - 7th Annual Día del Niño
Jan. 18, 2018

The 2018 Creative Edge Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Robert Duke
Dec. 7, 2017

Imagination Celebration - April 15-May 29, 2016
Apr. 9, 2016

View the Finalists and Vote in the 2016 Imagination Celebration "People's Choice" Poster Contest
Apr. 4, 2016

Call to Action - SB 916
Mar. 2, 2016

Nominations for 2016 Orange County Arts Awards Now Open
Feb. 22, 2016

Save the Date: Audiences Everywhere(TM) Workshop - April 28, 2016
Jan. 24, 2016

Call for Artists to Perform at new Musco Center Open House
Jan. 15, 2016

Tickets Now On-Sale for the Creative Edge Lecture
Jan. 8, 2016

Save the Date: Special Screening of "The Other Barrio" at the Frida Cinema - January 23 & 24
Dec. 16, 2015

Call for Imagination Celebration Events and Artwork
Dec. 14, 2015

Save the Date: 7th Annual Creative Edge Lecture - March 14, 2016
Dec. 4, 2015

A message from Executive Director Richard Stein before Giving Tuesday
Dec. 1, 2015

Does Art Matter? If you live in or near Mission Viejo, take our Arts & Cultural Survey!
Nov. 9, 2015

Veterans take the stage this Veteran's Day
Nov. 4, 2015

Tell Your Story - Help Veterans First and Chance Theater create a unique theater event
Sep. 14, 2015

Attend a free convening on The State of Teaching Artistry - Saturday 12th, 2015
Sep. 3, 2015

Save the Date: Orange County Arts Awards - October 14, 2015
Jun. 24, 2015

Experience the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy
Feb. 21, 2015

Nominations for 2015 Orange County Arts Awards now open
Feb. 7, 2015

Program and Nominees for 2014 Orange County Arts Awards
Oct. 4, 2014

Save the Date: Orange County Arts Awards - October 22, 2014
Jun. 25, 2014

California Arts Council announces increase in state arts funding
Jun. 20, 2014

Urgent opportunity to write about arts funding to California's Legislative Budget Conference Committee
May 30, 2014

Nominations for 2014 Orange County Arts Awards now open
Apr. 3, 2014

Fifth Annual Creative Edge Lecture - "Redesigning Leadership" with John Maeda
Feb. 21, 2014

Call for Entries - Newport Beach Civic Center Park Sculpture Exhibition
Jan. 17, 2014

The ArtsOC Professional Development Series presents Audience Now November 6th
Oct. 11, 2013

Win free tickets through FreeFall for the Arts
Sep. 9, 2013

Call for Artists! -The OC Fair
Mar. 14, 2013

Linked O.C. presents Seth Godin March 15th
Feb. 27, 2013

Save the Date! "The Art of Innovation" with Tom Kelley
Jan. 18, 2013

Urge Congress to Preserve Charitable Giving Incentives
Dec. 8, 2012

ArtsOC partners with Grand Central Art Center to host exhibit planning breakfast
Oct. 25, 2012

SparkOC has a refreshing new look
Oct. 22, 2012

2012 Candidate Survey responses on arts education announced
Oct. 15, 2012

"FreeFall for the Arts" Program Announcement
Sep. 8, 2012

ArtsOC and Bowers Museum host CAC Reception
Sep. 12, 2012

ArtsOC hosts welcome reception for new Visual Arts leaders
May 9, 2012

ArtsOC sponsors Arts Advocacy convening at SCR
Apr. 23, 2012

2012 Creative Edge Lecture features speaker Randy Nelson
Mar. 19, 2012

AOC OCR Partner to Raise Awareness of Local Arts Scene
Oct. 20, 2010

2010 OC School Board Candidates Survey Results Released
Oct. 6, 2010

2010 OC School Board Candidates Survey Results Released
Oct. 6, 2010

2010 Arts Awards Honorees Announced
Sep., 2010

Orange County Citizen Named to California Arts Council
2010

ArtsOC Honors California Arts Council Chair Malissa Shriver
2010