Art Walks of Orange County

Art walks can be found all over Orange County and after traveling an impressive total of 200 days per year, for over a decade, I can honestly say that a local art walk truly helps you to feel the pulse of a city. What a great way to peer into the soul of a city and honestly understand what makes it tick… and let’s just come out and say it… it’s a cheap outing, too! The best part about this time strolling along the streets of an unknown city, during an art walk, is that you get the rare opportunity to meet the artists themselves and sense the energy which drives the local art movement. The list below will help guide you along the art walks of Orange County.


Huntington Beach – Third Thursday of every month – from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – known as “Surf City U.S.A.” The Locals of H.B. combine the arts with good times and lots of SoCal culture. Throughout downtown Huntington Beach, you’ll find fine art, delicious food and creativity galore. Head to Main Street + Fifth Street for all of the action.

Laguna Beach – Takes place on the first Thursday of the month, this is a free stroll throughout the town’s vibrant and reputable art galleries. Sweetly located with the exquisite Main Beach as its framework. A shuttle bus picks up at the Laguna Art Museum. Held from 6-9 p.m.

Fullerton – The first Friday night of the every month. Grab a gallery map! Enjoy art, vintage shops and15 galleries. The cool vibe of this art walk to blow your mind!

Santa Ana - The first Saturday of EVERY month and is held on from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Artist Village Art Walk boasts a FREE admission which gives you access to purchase unique art work from some of the most talented + cutting edge artist’s that Southern California has to offer. This area is an award winning urban setting currently living through a renaissance period where you can view art studios in working lofts, owned by artists. Found at the Street Promenade from Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana.

The city of Orange - Art Walk and Food Tour is held on the third Saturday every month from 2:00 pm – 5:00 p.m. (Price is $65.00) Old Towne Orange ARTWALK FOOD TOUR is more “structured” in that it takes you on a guided tour of the various local art settings in this historical area known for its vintage shops, pleasant buildings, and budding restaurant community. The galleries in Old Towne embody a wide selection of artistic styles ranging from the American Southwest, Art of California and, hand blown glass and studio watercolor. Reservations required! Meeting Place: INSIDE Starbucks in the Wells Fargo at the Orange Plaza 101 Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92666.


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13 Oct 2015

By E. Hill