Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

Tonight is the Santa Ana Art Walk! Come to Downtown Santa Ana and check out all the exhibits and live music – and enjoy the local bars and restaurants, from about 7 to 10 pm.

This Saturday….AVANTGARDEN is proud to present the work of NANCY T STEWART…for the month of March. Nancy’s art explores all media from pen and ink, watercolors, oils, encaustics, to printing and mixed media. Her “work has become more internal, a reflection of what is going on for me, sometimes based on a feeling, or an image I imagined, or even something I read that touched me.” In addition to working on her art she participates in painting workshops for wounded warriors, victims of sexual abuse and battered women through Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. In 2008 she was awarded the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation’s Senior Artists grant for her work at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. This award afforded her time in the Outpatient Infusion Center with patients and their families creating art.

Be sure you take the time to come down to Avantgarden to meet this amazing woman and see her beautiful work. The show runs March 2 – 31, with an opening reception during the March 2 Art Walk, 7 – 10 pm. You can also view her work in the lobby of the Santora Building, February 20 – March 20.

Grand Central Art Center Exhibits


March 2 through May 12, 2013

Opening Reception: First Saturday Art Walk, March 2 from 7-10pm

Kuhl & Leyton’s collaborative work explores the American and global culture of crime and its relationship to fame, media and the bizarre. The solo exhibition at Grand Central Art Center marks the US premiere of their new body of work, which focuses on the subject of white-collar crimes. The artists draw inspiration from both obscure and popular subjects in the news, on the Internet and television. Their primary medium is tape on paper.

Subjects of the current body of work include: Jack Abramoff, Martha Stewart, Bernie and Ruth Madoff, Enron, and Allen Stanford and the former chief regulator of his Antigua bank.

Brad Kuhl and Monique Leyton were both born in Miami, Florida in 1983. They grew up in Miami and met at Design and Architecture Senior High School. They began collaborating in college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. They currently divide there time between Beijing, China and the United States.



Meet the artist: March 2, 7-9pm

Workshops: March 3 and March 17, 2-4 pm

Explore the Quinceañera tradition by sharing your story with us.

Meet the artist:

Saturday, March 2, 7-9pm, artist Saskia Jorda will be in the GCAC Artist in Residency Studio (A.I.R. Studio), providing a preview and more details on her upcoming project.

Join artists Saskia Jordá and Angelica Perez-Aguirre at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana for a project entitled “Unraveling Tradition.”

With the intention of bringing about a broader understanding of the Quinceañera tradition, we invite you to share your story and hear those of others. If you are a:

– Quinceañera who is preparing for your special day.

– Young girl or woman who has already gone through this celebration.

– Parent, relative, or friend interested in sharing your own experience.

Or, join us if you are simply interested in learning about this long-standing tradition.

Come and take part in the “Recuerdos” or “memory” making day.

– Share your photos and experiences and listen to those of others.

– Transform your Quinceañera dress or any item from your celebration into wearable art objects or “Recuerdos.”

– Or come and share your excitement and ideas, and work with our materials.

A series of free workshops:

Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2-4 PM

Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2-4 PM

Location: Grand Central Art Center, A.I.R. Studio



Feb. 27 – March 3

Grand Central Art Center is excited to announce it’s collaboration with the CSUF New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century. GCAC’s downtown Santa Ana location will present the World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project. The Listening Room Project includes five hours of programming from international artists. A complete list of musicians included in the Listening Room Project will be posted on the CSUF New Music Festival website in the coming week.

The 2013 New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century festival takes place on the main campus of California State University, Fullerton, and features performances by the following:

  • Tony Arnold
  • Lisa Bielawa
  • Del Sol String Quartet
  • Rinde Eckert
  • nIceLandScapes
  • Jane Rigler
  • Musicians from soundSCAPE
  • Chinary Ung
  • Quintan Ana Wikswo

Festival Artistic Director – Dr. Pamela A. Madsen, Associate Professor of Music, California State University, Fullerton


through April 21, 2013

Continuing Reception: First Saturday Art Walk, March 2 from 7-10pm


GCAC Residents Exhibition features the work of California State University, Fullerton, graduate level artists/curator currently residing at Grand Central Art Center. The GCAC houses 26 residential apartments, on its privately secured second floor, dedicated to students of CSUF’s College of the Arts Masters programs. Along with the apartments, each artist is provided a 24-hour access studio space.

This exhibition reflects current bodies of work, in a wide range of media, by CSUF students studying painting and drawing, photography, illustration, animation, sculpture, ceramics, exhibition design/curating, and acting. It presents a diverse range of visions, techniques and voices, celebrating the creative output and educational experiences provided by the CSUF Department of Art and Department of Theatre and Dance.

Artists/Curator in the exhibition include: Pascual Arriaga, Julie Cardia, Marvin Chow, Sara Dehghan, Patrick Faulk, Stephan Howell, Prisca Langlais, Jacob Lecuyer, Christina Lee, Tiffany Ma, Kaitrin Mathew, Juliana Rico, Clare Shadduck, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Allison Town.

We look forward to having you join us!

Grand Central Art Center
a unit of Cal State University Fullerton’s College of the Arts
125 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
t. 714.567.7233

Heads Up! Illustration Show at GCS Clothing

My take on a whole bunch of pop culture icons from the world of video games, film and animation, plus a huge surprise art installment related to the Marvel/Capcom universe. The show goes from March 2-April 6. I would love to see ya there.

For more info check out: and

GCS Clothing Store Santa Ana

209 N Broadway, Santa Ana, California 92701

International Women’s Day Exhibit at MC Gallery

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year.[1] In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

MC Gallery


Santa Ana, California 92701

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

One thought on “Don’t miss tonight’s Santa Ana Art Walk!”
  1. I saw a wonderful panting at a gallery OF A BEAUTIFUL Pastry.

    I went to get my checkbook and when I cameback it was gone……..Michele Martinez ATE IT!

    Last time I post food on my Facebook!

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