Photography Open Studio

Photography Open Studio

Please note: To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, some indoor facilities and outdoor recreational spaces may be closed or have modified access until further notice. 

Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. Please contact the Irvine Fine Arts Center at 949-724-6880 or email to arrange your exhibition viewing appointment. Appointment information can be found at Modified recreational programming will be available to the community, and is available for registration at

Irvine outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. Playgrounds are open. In accordance with state guidelines, gatherings of people from more than three households are prohibited, and individuals must maintain physical distance from others outside of their group. Learn more at the City Facility Updates webpage.



The Photography Lab is equipped with group and individual darkrooms, complete black and white tray setups and enlargers that accommodate 35mm, 120mm and 4x5 inch negatives.  The lab also features a film processing finishing room with film dryer, print washer, print dryer and dry mount press.

A UV exposure unit for alternative photo and printmaking processes is also available. Reservation required.

Previous studio experience and closed toe shoes are required. Participants must be 18 years or older. Please note: the Photography Studio is operated by volunteers. For more information and to ensure the studio is open, please call the Irvine Fine Arts Center front desk: 949-724-6880.

Photography Open Studio Hours
Tuesdays:  10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursdays:  10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturdays:  9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Irvine Residents & Non-Residents
$15 for 1-use pass
$60 for 5-use pass
$110 for 10-use pass

Effective July 1, 2017.

Please note:
Open Studio sessions are subject to change and are supervised by studio technicians and volunteers.

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