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Don’t miss the December Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk, this Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6-10 pm.  Arts, crafts and live entertainment centrally located at: Artists Village – Second Street Promenade (2nd & Broadway) & the Santiago Arts Colony (Santa Ana Blvd. & Poinsettia).  Here are a few highlights of the events set for this Saturday:

December 1st, 2012 – Jan 12th, 2013

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a call for photographic art. All photographic processes and subjects, shot on any type of camera, color or black and white will be considered, as well as photo-based installation work and video. Show us your photographic passion, and your unique vision!

Susan Spiritus, Owner, Susan Spiritus Gallery
Kirk Pedersen, Artist/Publisher, Zero+ Publishing
Gina Genis, Photographer/Curator
Jeff T. Alu, Photographer/Curator

Click for Selected Entries:

Selected Entries

Read the Prospectus here

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Grand Central Art Gallery

Brent Green

To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given

December 1 – December 31, 2012

Brent Green is a self-taught artist and filmmaker who lives and works in a barn in Cressona, PA. Know for his poetic works that address complex personal struggles, the artist will be in residence in the fall of 2012, creating a new multi-channel video installation for solo exhibition in the main gallery. Green will also conduct outreach programs with teens of the Santa Ana community, through animation and stop-motion filmmaking techniques, helping youth in the development of original content. His time at Grand Central Art Center will also include a screening with live soundtrack, performed by Brent Green and his selected musicians, of past animation works by the artist.

The opening reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, December 1, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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Project Room Gallery

Sean C. Flaherty
An Overture in Parts
November 3 – December 31, 2012
www.flahertystudio.com | see press

Through a three act video installation, appropriating the soundtrack of the Broadway musical Les Miserables (based upon the 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo), artist Sean C. Flaherty explores complex family and relationship dynamics. The installation includes the video works: Act I The Confrontation: Script as Set; Act II One Day More: A Family in Parts; Act III A Heart Full of Love: Familiar Parts. Flaherty’s work allows the personal to become universal, providing seemingly intimate and private shared matters to be opened to critique.

The closing reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, December 1st, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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CSUF Students Ceramic and Glass Exhibition and Sale

November 3 – December 31, 2012

see press

This year’s annual ceramics exhibition and sale focuses on the work of students from California State University, Fullerton. The exhibition will be organized through the collaborative efforts of CSUF School of Art Associate Professor Nobuhito (Nobu) Nishigawara.

The closing reception will take place during the Artists Village Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, December 1st, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.


Give ART this year!  Do your holiday shopping at AVANTGARDEN THE ART GALLERY.  From large paintings to small intimate prints…custom designed yoga mats to one of a kind jewelry…we have gift ideas for everyone on your list.  A special one day sale featuring:  Kathryn Bishop, Joan Boryta, Marlyn Bonaventure, Jacquemo, Linda Johnson,

Veronica Kortz, Lily Nava, Rachel Reinert, Azadeh Sarvi, Teresa Shippy, Terry Walker, Victoria Wood, Gunther Zarth, and Jackie Zimbalist.

Join us for our December First Holiday Sale, 6 – 10 pm at 207 N Broadway, Santa Ana, lower level of the Santora Arts Building, during the First Saturday Art Walk.

By Editor

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

4 thoughts on “Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk set for this Saturday, Dec. 1”
  1. This sounds like a good time. Can you help set the record straight about something Mr. Pedroza regarding the Artists Village in Santa Ana? Whose idea was it and who should get the credit for its creation? Was it:
    Tom Lutz?
    Jim Giliam?
    Roger Kooi?
    Donald Crib?
    Gil Morrero?

    I’ve heard all of these names credited with creating the Village and I’d like to know who is responsible?

    1. Dave Ream and Cindy Nelson came up with the redevelopment money but there were quite a few folks involved who helped lure CSUF to the Downtown. Roger was definitely a major player and Gil was very actively involved in the real estate deals. Mike Harrah was a major force in acquiring and fixing up some of the buildings that are now part of the Artists Village.

      Miguel Pulido and Tom Lutz worked with the Council to make all of this happen. Ted Moreno was the main opponent to the Artists Village but he ended up in jail after he was set up by a police informant.

      Don Crib has tried to take credit for all of this but from what I have been told he was and is a busybody with a loud mouth who caused more trouble than he was worth.

  2. Thanks for the tip Art. I picked up the cutest little ceramic Surfing Monkey to go with my collection.


    Here I’ve been driving to T.J. all these years and I could have been buying my collectables in the Artist Village!

    Also, I think Mr. Crib was at one time David Hockneys “Partner” and therefore is credited with being an artist but I think he’s really more of a “supporter’ of the arts/artists. Don came on board late in the game in Santa Ana but was responsible for the hiring of Jim Giliam so I guess he did help in that way.

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