Best Art Fairs In Orange County

July 2, 2012 6:00 AM

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This summer, check out these unique art fairs in Orange County that offer live music, art, crafts, face painting, artisan work and gourmet food. Whether you want to reminisce about the iconic Woodstock concert in the 60s with live music, tie-dye clothing and stilt-walkers dressed as hippies, or you want to immerse yourself in artwork from all over the world, these Orange County art events have you covered.
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Fourth Annual Woodstock Tribute: Weekend of Music and Art
Orange County Market Place
88 Fair Drive – Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 723-6619
ocmarketplace.com

When: July 7 and July 8 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fourth annual Woodstock Tribute: Weekend of Music and Art will celebrate the iconic 60’s Woodstock event with musical appearances by The Who Revue and Aquarius ’68. The Who Revue is a group that not only performs the legendary sounds of The Who, but also revives the look that is reminiscent of the well-known rock band. Aquarius ’68 (previously known as Summer of Love) is a band that performs songs with costume changes by artists including Janis Joplin, John Fogerty, Sly Stone, Jim Hendrix and Arlo Guthrie. In addition to live 60’s music, the event will also showcase stilt walkers dressed as hippies, crafts and artisan work. Free face painting will also be available and gourmet food trucks and tie-dye vendors will be on site.

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First Thursdays Art Walk
Various locations throughout Laguna Beach
(949) 683-6871
firstthursdaysartwalk.com

When: First Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The First Thursday Art Walk in Laguna Beach illustrates artwork from several galleries located on the North Coast Highway, Central Downtown and the South Coast Highway. The North and South Coast Highways have a longer lineup of galleries participating with at least ten to view during each walk. However, Central Downtown will have fewer stops along the way but each will boast magnificent artwork. Conveniently, there are free trams offered by the city to shuttle attendees to the art galleries.

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California Art Walk
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 603-7705
www.caartwalk.com

When: July 21, show hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., concert hours are  7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to artwork being showcased by over 100 artists, the first annual California Art Walk will also provide live music, food and beverages. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, one of the largest convention centers in the world, this event is projected to draw thousands of art enthusiasts, being the biggest indoor art walk in Orange County. The event is featuring artists and art galleries including Robert Holton, musical artist Lorenzo Grassi and the Rothick Art Haus art gallery.

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Art-A-Fair Festival
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-4514
www.art-a-fair.com

When: July 29 to September 2, Sun to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Highlighting not only the artwork of the artistically-acclaimed area of Laguna Beach, Art-A-Fair Festival also showcases artwork from all over the world. The artwork will be available for purchase and some of the artists will be at the event so you can learn more about the story behind each piece. A variety of artistic mediums will be displayed including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. With all of those options, you’ll definitely be able to find something that catches your eye.

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Huntington Beach Art Walk
Downtown Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-8383
www.hb-downtown.comWhen: Every third Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy this art walk located “in the heart and soul of surf city” in Downtown Huntington Beach. Professional artists and students alike display a variety of artwork including traditional artistic styles. Peruse the over 10 galleries or studios participating and you will see a diverse range of art from great local talent. Also, performing arts entertainment is offered. Recently, a dance performance was given by Huntington Beach High School’s performing arts program. Dancers dressed as zombies and performed to Michael Jackson’s song, “Thriller” at the event. See what the next big show will be by attending a walk yourself.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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