Palm Court Arts Complex

The Palm Court Arts Complex is home to the Great Park Gallery and the Great Park Artist Studios. This new civic space also features Hangar 244, a 10,000 square foot event center; a shaded outdoor performance plaza enhanced by 54 Canary Islands date palms; and the Great Park’s first site-specific permanent public art installation.

Visitors will discover that the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro’s World War II-era atmosphere and architecture have been preserved by means of adaptive reuse of existing buildings, a strategy that aligns with the Park’s ecological values. The Palm Court’s re-purposed military structures now form a cultural campus supporting the development of a fresh approach to establishing an interdisciplinary, public arts program.

Great Park Gallery

Thursdays & Fridays: noon–4 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Free Admission


Huell Howser, Photo Courtesy Chapman University, Leatherby Libraries Special Collections & Archives


March 4–May 13, 2018
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, March 4, 1–3 p.m.

The legacy left behind by the late TV legend Huell Howser will continue to educate generations on the history and beauty of the Golden State. Tour the diverse climates and communities of California through Golden Parks: Huell Howser. This exhibition highlights the Golden Parks that Huell Howser documented throughout his career and emphasizes the importance of their role in cultivating healthy communities. In partnership with Chapman University Leatherby Libraries, home of the Huell Howser Archives.



June 3–Aug. 19, 2018
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, June 3, 1–3 p.m.

Artist Cliff Cramp has created illustrations for Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm, Nickelodeon and Penguin Random House, among many others. Cliff Cramp: Art & Entertainment offers a brief examination of the artist’s work in both traditional and digital media and highlights the work of California State University, Fullerton alumni who studied under him during his tenure as a professor of illustration.

Orange County Art Book Collection

The Orange County Art Book Collection is a curated library of books documenting the history of Orange County art and exhibitions.

Great Park Artist Studios

Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Free admission


Saturdays, March 10, April 14 & May 12, 1-3 p.m.
Percolate, an afternoon of live music and lawn games, provides a festive environment for individuals to listen to music and engage in casual competition. Afternoons will open with high school jazz combos and conclude with professional performing artists. Come immerse yourself in the diverse musical talents of Orange County in the Palm Court Arts Complex.

  • March 10: Swing and Jazz
  • April 14: Jazz and Hip Hop
  • May 12: Jazz and Electronic

Common Walls

Common Walls

Common Walls is a shared space for community groups to curate collaborative art installations.

March–May 2018
Irvine Valley College