City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – From blacksmiths to brew masters, car designers, sculptors, architects and even a Steampunk artist, Santa Ana’s industrial artists and craftsmen are gathering on the evening of February 9th, 4-8 pm for a Santa Ana Industrial Arts Roundtable at the Heritage Museum of Orange County showing that Santa Ana is still a hub where Orange County designs and builds things.
“Santa Ana industrial artists are designing the boxes shipped to you every day of the week, the design of the cars you drive, the lighting systems that you use and the technology you buy,” said event initiator Madeleine Spencer, Executive Director of Santa Ana Business Council, “It’s time to recognize the amazing craftsmen who are still designing and making things right here at home.” The Santa Ana Industrial Arts Roundtable will feature some fiery blacksmith demonstrations by the OC Blacksmith Guild, OC Brewers Guild tastings from Santa Ana craft breweries, with presentations and exhibits spanning fashion, film, photography and automotive design.
This free, outdoor event is set to host more than 300 industrial artists, local government, media, education partners and interested attendees who can RSVP online at SantaAnaArts.org.
Part of a multi-event series, the Santa Ana Arts Roundtable events are organized by Santa Ana’s downtown improvement district, with hopes to continue connecting artists and businesses in-person and online at SantaAnaArts.org. Special Thanks to event organizers: Stacy Dukes Design, Santa Ana Business Council, Downtown Inc., the Heritage Museum of Orange County, SanArts Conservatory, and for sponsorship by the City of Santa Ana for making this possible.
SANTA ANA INDUSTRIAL ARTS ROUNDTABLE EVENT WILL INCLUDE:
• Plenary Speaker- Steven Venz
• Kia Automotive Designer- Brian Peterson
• Colorist and Interior Designer- Michelle Morgan
• Architect/ Archisand Sculpture- Ko Tanaka
• Oval Integration’s- Arman Bastiani
• Creating Creators- Hipolito (Polo) Munoz Navarrete
• Principal HMC Architects- Kevin Wilkeson
• Sculptor- Bret Price
• Senior Director of Education, Bowers Museum- Emily Mahon
• Arts & Culture Specialist for the City of Santa Ana- Tram Le