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


Surfing with Tom Carey
March 4 – April 23, 2017

Using both classic and experimental techniques, groundbreaking surf photographer Tom Carey has captured some of the world’s finest surfers at the most iconic beaches. His travels have taken him to over 12 different countries including Fiji, Peru, Ecuador, South Africa, Morocco, Canada, France, Portugal and Ireland.

Carey has photographed for prominent surf brands such as Etnies, O’Neill, Quiksilver, and Vans, and has been featured on the cover of over 40 magazines worldwide. Carey is Surfer Magazine’s Senior Photographer and a staff photographer for Volcom.



Thursday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Popcorn is a film club that explores a broad survey of cinematic classics from the 1950s and 60s. Enjoy these films the way they were meant to be enjoyed: in a hip setting, with a group of like minded individuals, and free from distraction in the Great Park Gallery. Popcorn will be provided.


The Assembly Dance Company

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 1-3 p.m.

Join The Assembly Dance Company for a lecture and demonstration inspired by Surfing with Tom Carey. The Assembly Dance Company produces performance-based events and dance-driven work, aligning multiple media in the process. Free admission; no registration required.


Fall – Orange Coast College / Spring – Saddleback College
Twelve by Five is a collaborative project designed to celebrate the history of Orange County. Each educational painting, measuring twelve by five feet, will be developed in partnership with local Colleges and Universities. Neighboring walls will also highlight the individual work of each artist.

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.The collection also features highlights from the Orange County Zine Library & Reading Room curated by L.A. Zine Fest in collaboration with popular zine festivals in Brooklyn, Houston, Scranton and San Francisco. This installation is produced in conjunction with The Living Room.

Great Park Artist Studios

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


Common Walls

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

December 1–February 12
Chapman University

February 23–April 1
Irvine Valley College

April 15–May 14
Concordia University

June 15–August 31
Laguna College of Art + Design


Play, create, and explore self-directed projects inspired by our art exhibitions. Families with children of all ages are welcome.