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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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TONIGHT!! First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach, August 1st

Tonight is the Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk and from 6 – 9pm galleries will have their doors open to visitors from all over the world. If you are attending the Art Walk, remember that parking meters are free after seven pm and you can hop on one of the free trolleys that will [...]

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Art in the Bowl x Vans US Open of Surfing

Art in the Bowl x Vans US Open of Surfing written by – Torrey Cook, Gallery Owner, A.R.4.T The Vans US Open of Surfing takes off this week in Huntington Beach. This just might be the biggest event in all of surfing – bringing thousands of people to Surf City USA. This year, after Nike pulled [...]

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Chantal de Felice // Artist Interview

We caught up with artist Chantal de Felice recently – her show with Jason Phillips “Wavicles” is up at Curbside Gallery through the end of the month. Chantal and Jason will be at Curbside on Friday July 26th for a closing party : RSVP HERE Wavicles is just one component of an ongoing project you have [...]

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July 13 – August 31 // Kustom Kulture // Huntington Beach Art Center

Presented by the Huntington Beach Art Center, Kustom Kulture II is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  The first Kustom Kulture show took place in 1993 at the Laguna Art Museum, and it is now re-emerging with the same love for surf and skate culture.  Curated by the surf historian C.R. Stecyk, collector Greg Escalante, and designer [...]