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A Glimpse into City Cultural Arts Programs

Art fans gazing at a recent exhibition.

By Michelle Pritchard, 2012-01-31
Anaheim Community Services offers a variety of year-round Cultural Art’s programming to Anaheim and the surrounding communities. On-going programs include:

Free art displays at the Center Street Gallery, located inside the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, in Central Anaheim. The Center Street Gallery address is 250 E. Center Street, is open seven days a week during the normal community center operating hours. For exact days and times call (714) 765-4500. The Anaheim Cultural & Heritage Commission presents 6-7 art shows each year. Currently the Center Gallery is featuring Artist Kathleen Kaplan’s photochemical painting pieces entitled “Time Warp Exposures” which will be on display until the end of January.

The Center Gallery at 250 Center Street located in the Downtown Community Center

In February we are excited for the installation of artwork by Robert Thome, a talented painter from the Mouth & Foot Association. The Center Gallery is the Northern star of the Downtown Anaheim Art District. If you are an artist interested in displaying your creations at the Center Gallery you may submit an application on line from right here.

A fine venue for an art display.

The Downtown Anaheim Association hosts a free quarterly “Art Crawl Experience” (A.C.E.) in the district. This exciting evening of art is held on the 2nd Saturday of each quarter. The next Art Crawl is scheduled for February 11, 2012. Go to the ACE Facebook page for more information about displays, musical performances, craft vendors, food trucks and more!

Pearson Park Amphitheatre’s 2012 performing art series is under development. This beautiful outdoor venue provides over 2,000 permanent audience seats. The Amphitheatre is located at 401 N. Lemon Street in the Colony District. The economical Family Performing Art Series and Pearson Concert Series showcases the talents of performers in a variety of art forms including - music, dance, magic and more! Rental applications and facility deposits are now being accepted for their 2012 season from public and private organizations and individuals. The charming Spanish style amphitheatre draws thousands of visitors each season, and we look forward to seeing our regulars and new friends this season.

Pearson Park Amphitheatre with a full audience.

The 2012 calendar of events will be available for viewing in the near future on the Pearson Park website.
“Art in the Park”: Children will learn about visual arts through hands on projects such as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography as well as learn valuable information about artist, cultures and much more. Staff and visiting artist’s travel to designated park locations on pre-assigned dates and times in the Artmobile, to share artistic techniques and hands-on-experiences at this free drop in program. Future artists are encouraged to attend these interactive art sessions. For program locations and dates please contact the youth program office at (714) 765-5219 or visit our website,

On behalf of all our readers - "Thank you, Community Services, for all you do to enhance culture and the arts in our city."



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