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

CURRENT EXHIBITION: WALT AND THE FLYING BULL

Walt and the Flying Bull

Disney’s Influence on the El Toro Marine Base

 June 3 – August 13
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, June 4, 1-3 p.m.
In 1943, Walt Disney Productions designed the El Toro “Flying Bull” logo for Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Walt Disney Productions created approximately 1,200 designs during World War II for both American and Allied military units. All of this work was a donation to the war effort. This exhibition will detail a brief history of Disney Insignia Art and feature original artwork inspired by World War II and created by contemporary artists working for Walt Disney Productions, Marvel Entertainment, and Pixar Animation Studios.

 

TWELVE BY FIVE

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.

 

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

COMMON WALLS

Common Walls

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

April 15–May 14
Concordia University

June 15–August 31
Laguna College of Art + Design

CREATION STATIONS

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