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    Nov. 2 // Michael Ziobrowski Hosts: BOX SOCIAL II

    Another one-night only art, film & music culture show, being held in Historic Downtown Santa Ana’s East End. As was done last month, over 20 artists will take over 4,500 sq. ft. of concrete, rot iron and wood… and transform the space into a giant room of color and creativity. The event is all artist [...]

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    Nov. 2 – Nov. 30 // F+ Gallery Presents: Matthew Hodges I AM THE BEAST I WORSHIP

    Matthew Hodges solo show, “I Am The Beast I Worship” opens Saturday, November 2, 2013 at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana. Matthew Hodges : ”I am the beast I worship is a mixed media stencil exhibit show casing women’s bodies from around the world with their choice of animal face to cover up their identity. The [...]

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    Nov 7 – Dec 31 // Salt Fine Art Presents – Nature Human Nature

    The photography of Luis Paredes  & the paintings of Amber Rose   November 7 – December 31, 2013   Opening reception, Thursday November 7, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm  Second reception, December 5, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm

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    Torrey Cook // AR4T talks about OC Artists Republic.

    For as long as I can remember, from childhood to adulthood, art has been the one place to escape the burdens of modern life – a sanctuary from the constant uphill push of communication, competition, forward motion –  a relief from an omnipresent pressure of expectations external and within. Through art, walls come down and [...]

REPUBLIC [ri-puhb-lik] : a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens.

When talking about Orange County California, some might conjure the image of sparkling strip malls, plastic body parts, or a landscape of tract mansions filled with serene seascape beach scenes. As lovely as this picture by Bravo is… the OC is not all Housewives. Just south of the LA art scene lives an insanely talented group of artists, designers, musicians… AND a dedicated group of gallerists, collectors, and friends who support them. OC Artists Republic was created with one goal – to bring awareness to the badass underground arts community in Orange County and the small independent galleries providing the fuel. We are continually working to update the site, so please check back on the regular and thanks for being a part. –OCAR

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Saturday Night Art : September 28, 2013

Not a bad night to come down to Orange County, Two great shows and a whole bunch of great artists. Laguna Beach: Closing Reception for Ben Brough and Katherine Langlands show “Balance” Live Music from The Red Kapps Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery 6 to 9pm, music at 7pm       Costa Mesa: The [...]

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Sept 21 – Oct 22 // As.Issued 2 year anniversary show “Present Tense”

As Issued Art + Design Bookstore and Gallery celebrates their two-year anniversary with an group exhibition featuring 26 artists from across North America. They have ventured outside the boundaries of local contemporary art and have brought together a broad cross-section of regional and international artists from New York City, Mexico, Portland, San Diego, Canada, Los Angeles and [...]

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A few weeks ago there a something really special happened in Orange County. Organized by the owners of As Issued in Costa Mesa and the artists who curated the epic event Warehouse1425 in San Diego, over twenty five street artists took over a unused 4500 square foot space and transformed it floor to ceiling into [...]

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October 3 – 27, 2013 // Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Presents : Don Pendleton

DON PENDLETON: A HEART AS HEAVY AS NIGHT Artist Reception: Thursday, October 3, 6-9pm With generous support from Stance – The Uncommon Thread   Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, contemporary art gallery in Laguna Beach, is proud to announce a solo exhibition with legendary skateboard graphic artist Don Pendleton. The artist reception held on First Thursdays [...]