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2nd Annual Santora Celebration to honor local art heroes

July 6, 2013
6:00 pmto11:00 pm

2nd Annual Santora Celebration


For Immediate Release July 4, 2013
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United Artists of Santa Ana (UASA), the galvanizing group that successfully challenged the sale of the Santora to a religious group last year, reboots their annual spotlight on the historic art building with a 1920’s theme ArtWalk and an Architectural lecture & Award Ceremony starting at 7pm in the Santora Lobby, 207 N. Broadway, 92701. The event’s architectural lecture will be given by Tim Rush, President of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society.

As with the previous year, honorees are chosen for their work in the City of Santa Ana on behalf of Arts & Culture.

This Year’s UASA Art Heroes include:

  • Councilman David Benavides, Ward 4 (Editor’s Note – it was his church that tried to buy the Santora)
  • Tim Rush, Founder, Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society
  • Moises Camacho, Artist Village Artist of the Year
  • Kathie Warren, Santora Artist of the Year

Retro DJ, Josh McIntosh will be on hand spinning 1920’s classics in the Santora lobby 7/6 starting at 6:30pm followed by live bands later that same evening. Since this weekend commemorates the Santora Art Building’s 85th Birthday, UASA will be serving cake!

As the first public art hub in Orange County in 1928, a joint project between Santa Ana & Orange, the Santora Arts Building is the cornerstone of the DTSA Artists Village. Every month, thousands of visitors flock to downtown Santa Ana for their monthly ArtWalk comprised of museums, galleries, artists studios and artisanal merchants located in & near the picturesque Artists Village Promenade on 2nd Street (between Broadway & Sycamore).

UASA is an artist service organization advocating for an inclusive and community-focused Arts Commission, mural & public art programs, increased film & tv shoots in the City’s historic core and affordable live/work housing. For more information about UASA, visit their website & Facebook page:

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  1. Timothy D. Rush

    I am of course humbled to be honored by the UASA I want to offer a clarification. The late Adeline Walker was the Founder of the SA Historical Preservation Society, and currently Ms. Alison Young is the President. For about 16 years I served on the Board of the SAHPS, most of that time as First Vice President. I have for the past several years been on the Associate Board. Thanks to all of you who are involved in celebrating the arts and our architectural history and preservation of this great city! TR

    • We do have a lot if neat historic buildings in our downtown. I’m glad you and your colleagues were able to partner with developers and landlords, and the city, to save them.

  2. Mateo

    Thank you Tim for showing dedication and devotion to Santa Ana.

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