X is the Weapon Presents Exhibit X – a Group Art Show, on Saturday, August 6 at 6:00pm – August 7 at 12:00am, at the Spurgeon Building, located at 206 W. 4th Street, Room 322, in Downtown Santa Ana. Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Continue reading
The East Village work shops are coming to Santa Ana, at 1st and Bush Street, on July 2, the first Saturday’s art walk for July, from 6:00pm – July 3 at 12:00am. OPEN MIC Starts at 6pm, get there early for sign ups! Open mic will go from 6pm to 8 pm and live music will start at 8:30 pm.
After open mic Tae Kim and Theo Hirsch will grace you will their new music project: Oddeo and Vizual. There will be food trucks, 20 local artists, booze and chicks… Bands will Start at 8:30. Come and support the new local scene here in Santa Ana!! First Saturday Art walk is going to kick ass!
25 Artists include:
Eddie de la Barca
Travis Allen Raymond
The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is coming up this Saturday, June 4, from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The First Saturday Art Walk will feature:
- A new exhibition in the CSUF Grand Central Art Center Rental and Sales Gallery – ekpneo: I let go – Eric Leonard Jones in collaboration with 10 artists.
- The night also includes a live performance “A Pogo is a Logo Upside Down” by the current artist-in-residence Bale Creek Allen.
- The White Night, All Night event at Proof
- Art Show at Raven Studios
- OCC group documentary Photography show @ Nomadic Image
The Grrl Fair Collective held their misguided protest this Saturday, May 6, at the Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk.
The protest was spurred by allegations that an artist in the basement of the Santora building harassed various members of the Grrl Fair Collective when they held an event in the Santora Building on March 12 of this year.
Andy Verostek, an artist at the Santora, has written a post about the allegations by the Grrl Fair collective that an artist at the Santora harassed a number of them at their recent event. Click here to read his account, which clearly debunks the allegations made by the OC Weekly – which include irresponsible charges that the artists at the Santora building covered up what happened.
Judging from the video, it does not look like very many folks showed up to support this protest.
The next Downtown Santa Ana First Saturday Art Walk will be held on May 7!
Parking available on 3rd & Broadway, additional parking available on 4th & Birch.
Time: Saturday, May 7 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village
Main Gallery-The Curiosities of Janice Lowry
The Curiosities of Janice Lowry is a retrospective exhibition that will feature more than 100 artworks including; assemblage, collage, painting, drawing and personal collections. In 2007 OC Weekly named Lowry the region’s best visual artist, praising her assemblages generated from found objects. Lowry is best known for her assemblages, which she described as a way to solve the problem of expensive framing, and for her journals she drew, painted, and collaged for over 30 years. In October of 2007 all of Lowry’s journals, future journals and papers pertaining to her art career were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art in Washington D.C. In April 2009 Lowry was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She faced the finality of her future in the same way she faced everyday of her life. September 20, 2009 she succumb to the disease at age 63.
Book Release: A beautiful 256-page full-color hardbound standard and special-edition retrospective book will be available for purchase during the exhibition. This publication will include over two hundred works of construction, sculpture, and collage with essays by Jon Gothold, Mike McGee, Mark Ryden, and Joanna Roche.
Texas-based artist Bale Creek Allen will be the next artist-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center. Allen grew up in Fresno, California, but now resides in Austin, Texas. Fresno and Texas, particularly Lubbock where his father is from, have strong influences on Allen’s art. He has been inspired by tumbleweeds, tire treads, and roadkill. As part of his residency Allen will exhibit sculptures from his Empire series in the GCAC Project Room. Empire consists of bronzed objects most of which evoke the feel of Americana: stars, stripes, lone ranger mask, and paper planes. Other objects are a reflection of Allen’s environment: tire treads, and taxidermy rattlesnakes.Allen has an impressive artistic pedigree and works in many different media: painting, drawing, wood work, bronze, ceramics, photography, film, writing, acting, playing drums, and singing. His parents are visual artist and songwriter Terry Allen, and actress Jo Harvey Allen.
Book Release: Grand Central Art Center is publishing a catalog featuring artworks from the Empire series and an essay from Michael Solway.
Sales Gallery-nona decima morta: viscurrealistic fabrications by Ron Ulicny
Portland-based assemblage artist Ron Ulicny exhibits his latest sculptures.
DJ VIRTIGO PRESENTS: THE ART WALK SOCIETY TAKING PLACE THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH @ PROOF BAR
BAD DREAMS AT 8PM
EMINENT.RUTH AT 9PM
COME OUT AND GET LOOSE WITH US WON’T YAH!
Time: Saturday, May 7 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Raven Studios
207 N. Broadway – Suite E, Santa Ana, CA
Join Ben Walker on May 7th from 7-10pm at his new home in the Raven Studios. He will be displaying some new tree paintings mixed up with paintings from my love sex death series. The event coincides with the Santa Ana Art Walk and there are tons of artists studios, galleries along with live music and great food – all open for you to explore.
If you are in the area stop on by.
Located in the Historic Santora Arts Building
207 N Broadway, STE E
Santa Ana, CA 92701
UPDATE: Andy Verostek, an artist at the Santora, has written a post about the allegations by the Grrl Fair collective that an artist at the Santora harassed a number of them at their recent event. Click here to read his account, which clearly debunks the allegations made by the OC Weekly.
“Organizers of this year’s Grrl Fair collective,the county’s decade-old celebration of all things womyn, are planning a protest May 7 in SanTana’s Artists Village during its next Art Walk,” according to the OC Weekly. You can also read about it over at the Orange Juice blog.
The OC Weekly article explains that “They claim that during their March 12 Grrl Fair in downtown SanTana, an artist in the Santora Building constantly groped underage girls, and that Santora management (under the rule of mega-developer Mike Harrah), artists, and the city’s police department have not bothered with their pleas for action.”
Protesting the Art Walk and ripping Mike Harrah, who owns the Santora Building, is ridiculous. Harrah cannot do anything about this. It is a police matter, but the police cannot do anything either. The comments left by readers indicate that the reason the SAPD has not opened an investigation is that none of those making allegations have been willing to put their name on a formal police report. No names – no report. That is how this works.
Until the women who were groped actually file police reports, nothing is going to happen. This planned protest is just going to hurt innocent artists who had nothing to do with any of this.
There are allegations that the artists knew beforehand that they had a pervy guy in their midst. If true, the question is – what could they have done? I have seen all sorts of pervy guys at the Art Walks – including a bunch of local politicians known for cheating on their wives.
This incident however does open up a can of worms for the Art Walk in that there are also allegations that the alleged groper was very drunk. The fact is that many of the art galleries serve alcohol during the Art Walk, and even those that don’t serve it often have liquor on hand for the artists themselves. Should this tradition continue? Or should we leave the alcohol service to the bars and restaurants in the Artists Village? I am told that the Santa Ana Planning Commission is going to look into this.
Downtown Sound Resident Deejays Mike Groove And Ras Baby Sal – Downtown Sound Meets the Art Walk, tonight, March 5, from 8 pm to tomorrow at 2 am, at the Memphis at the Santora, located at 201 North Broadway, in Santa Ana.
Calling all friends, primos, primas, rockers, girls, freaks, pimps, white, black, brown, yellow, greasers, dreadlocks, punks, mods, cholos, cholas, surfers, stoners, police, thieves and city council members to this All Vinyl Music Extravaganza!!!
Featuring 3 DJ’s tearing the shit up!! Special Guest D.J. Nando – Michelle Subterraneo – Featuring Selector G. Spinning the best in Rock, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Punk, New Wave, Salsa, Cumbias, Jazz, and Disco. With late night menu – Hyder and Greg serving, creating drinks that are considered works of art!!
Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
R. E. D. Real Estate Downtown, in asociation with Westview Services and Chuntana Art is hosting a “Rethink Disability” Art Show to stop the Governor’s 2011/12 budget cuts, tonight, March 5, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at 207 Broadway St, Suite B6A2, in Santa Ana, at the Art Walk.
The Governor’s 2011/12 Budget Will Topple Our Service Systems:
*A $750 million cut represents over 20% of the entire DD budget for community services. Add in federal dollars that will be put at risk and you are looking at closer to $1 billion in cuts.
*Not only will California walk away from matching funds, but cuts of this magnitude and the resulting limits to consumer choice would violate federal rules, eliminating more federal dollars.
*The community based service system and providers cannot survive a 20% cut on top of the 10% in cuts already absorbed in the previous two budget years.
*Reduction would not be 20% but 100% as programs would fold, unable to sustain continued stress and fund raising difficulties
*There is no analysis of what a cut of this size would do to local community service provider agencies-no analysis of the impact on the availability of services in the short term or in the long term. How quickly can any system shrink by one fith and maintain continuity.
*Cuts of this magnitude will result in thousands of lost jobs. Not only will service providers have to lay off or severely reduce employee benefits, people with disabilities that our organizations support will lose their jobs too.
*This budget proposal effectively dismantles the Lanterman Act, severely limiting opportunities and choices for persons with developmental disabilities who live and work in their communities.
*20% is an unsurvivable number! The alternatives are ugly–should we: Eliminate services for 48,000 persons?
R.E.D. is asking you to help to alert the community of this pending tsunami of financial destruction. We cannot wait in fear of alarming our vulnerable community. To wait is to be complicit, to say nothing is lay down and abandoned our first duty as advotcates. Standing together, parents, self-adcvocates, service providers, friends are a powerful force. We did it before: We stood up and created this system. Together, we can do it again–and save it!
This March 5th, R.E.D. Gallery presents the magnificent artwork from the artistic clients of Westview Services. Let us raise conciousness against the budget cut proposal from the Governor. Let us demonstrate that we as a community can come together to stop all that is detrimental to it. Join us this evening and look at the exciting, interesting, and meaningful artwork masterpieced by persons with dissabilities. Come and sign a petition that will be sent to the Governor to put a stop to budget cuts to our Services System!!!
Odilon Delgado is the Art Director for the Art Department at Westview Services, come meet him and talk to him!!!!
In addition we will be showing a video documenting the work of Westview’s Clients, by Jorge Linares.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
New works will be displayed. This show is free to all!
GCS Santa Ana opened its doors in April 2009 as the newest addition to the GCS Clothing family. After 15 years of serving the Southern Californian public with all their street wear and underground culture needs, GCS reaches out and lands in the heart of Orange County. Located in the historic Santora Arts Building, GCS Santa Ana is one of the centerpieces to Downtown Santa Ana’s First Saturday Art Walk.
Platinum Ink Studios is hosting a comic book and superhero art show tonight, March 5, from 6 pm to 11:30 pm, at the Santa Ana Art Walk, which is free to all. This is a family event, so please come and enjoy the show, whether you are an artist and or an art lover.
Platinum Ink is located at 208 N. Broadway, in Downtown Santa Ana. Click here to RSVP for the art show.
Platinum Ink Studios is featuring artwork from pro, to street, cells to figurines, classics to the newest looks. You will also be able to meet some of the comic book artists.
Also, Platinum Ink will have an onsite artist airbrushing custom items for you, so bring any “plain, new” item that you wish to get airbrushed on.
For more information, visit Platinum Ink’s Facebook page by clicking here.
Did you know that you can get your body pierced, at the Santa Ana Artists Village, but you cannot get a tattoo? Such is the state of the City of Santa Ana’s planning ordinances.
I visited the Santora Building, this Saturday, during the February Art Walk, along with Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill. While we were visiting with Matt Southgate, at the Studio Del Sotano, I wandered over to his new neighbor, Seven 1 Four Underground.
I found out that this new gallery is quite different – their services and products include:
- Tattoo Supplies
- Tattoo Kits
- Tattoo Machines
- Disposable Tubes
- Body Jewelry
- and Dermal
Seven 1 Four also is home to SA Cheapskate, which offers custom airbrushed skateboards and supplies.
They would love to offer tattoos, but first we will have to work on changing the zoning ordinance for the area. For whatever reason, the folks at City Hall have not been very warm to the idea of tattoos, but the fact is that tattoos are an accepted art form. Some of the wealthiest people (athletes and musicians) are covered in tattoos. The gang stigma is really just a small sliver of the tattoo universe and should not be a reason to ban tattoo shops in our downtown.
Seven 1 Four Underground is a group of active and dedicated artists from different corners of Orange County. Their goal is to diversify the car and bike culture by working on projects together and sharing their personal techniques and experience to give their clients a wider spectrum of choices for their unique projects.
Seven 1 Four Designs can handle full show ready paint jobs, including air brushing, but they also offer a weekend cruiser special which varies in pricing according to your vehicle and layout desired.
Come by and see them at their gallery, located at 207 N Broadway, Suite B-10, in Downtown Santa Ana, at the Santora Building.
Be sure to call if you would like to be one of their featured artists: (714) 597-0716 / (714) 307-6704.
The next First Saturday Santa Ana Art Walk will be held this Saturday, on February 5th !
Visual Arts / Music / Dance / Theatre / Dining
Four blocks of new & established galleries, studios, and artists lofts.
- Santora Building of the Arts
- Grand Central Art Center
- OCCCA ( Orange County Center for Contemporary Art )
- Empire Building
- and more !
Parking available on 3rd & Broadway, additional parking available on 4th & Birch.
See you there !
MC Art Gallery & Studio (located in the Historic Santora Arts Building) presents a new art show, on Feb 5, from 6-10 p.m., during the monthly Santa Ana Art Walk. New art will be on display from Moises Camacho, Ben Walker and Roxana Mostatabi.
Drinks will be served, plus there is always live music and all of the other galleries and art centers will be open during the same
MC Art Gallery & Studio is located at 207 N Broadway – Suite B, in the Santora Building, in Downtown Santa Ana.
Saint City Session at the Platinum Ink Art Studio is hosting dance community events for all ages, on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- 1-2 p.m. $10 Dance workshop w/ Bboy Don at Platinum Ink Art Studio (Tell your friends!) Funds help local outreaches. More information at http://www.UrbanArtsOutreach.org/scw
- Open art galleries at the Art Walk starting at 6 p.m.
- 8-10 p.m. FREE open dance cypher at the once a month Santa Ana Art Walk. Calling ALL styles, we just want to show love to the community.
Location: 208 North Broadway, in Santa Ana.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook.