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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

Gallery News


June 29 – Sept. 5 // CES Contemporary : Future Tense

Future Tense | Group Exhibition June 29th, 2013 – September 5th, 2013 Opening: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 | 5 – 9pm Future Tense is an exposition of the limitless possibilities in tomorrow’s contemporary art practice. CES Contemporary presents this special extended exhibition as a constantly evolving showcase of relevant art. Future Tense will feature the entire group of [...]


July 6 – Aug 11 // A.R.4.T. Gallery Presents : Wolfbat Meditations

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is eager to announce the return of the Wolfbat Tribe and the art of Dennis McNett to Laguna Beach. Wolfbat Meditations is McNett’s second show at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow – a follow up to his 2012 solo exhibitionWolfbat Shamans and The Whale of Gratitude where he created a massive whale from wood and [...]


May 2 // First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach

May is incredible for art in Laguna Beach. For All Gallery Listings please visit: www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com   HERE ARE OCAR’s MUST SEE GALLERIES:   #1. Joanne Artman Gallery: Rimi Yang. ”Seeking Future” Artist Reception: May 2nd, 2013 from 6-8 pm to coincide with Laguna Beach ArtWalk Showing: April 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013 More info click here JoAnne Artman [...]



ART WITH AN AGENDA. Friday, May 3rd, Art with an Agenda returns to the Magoski Arts Colony in Fullerton, CA.  Their 2012 exhibition in response to the death of Kelly Thomas drew thousands, received wide media attention and gave platform for Fullerton residents and the Orange County Arts Community alike to have their voices be [...]