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

In conjunction with the Movies on the Lawn series, the Great Park Gallery will be open until 8 p.m. on Fridays June 22, June 29 and July 6.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

CLIFF CRAMP: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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.

Photo courtesy Cliff Cramp and Acme Archives

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

Percolate

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 
Irvine Valley College

June–August
Chapman University

September–November
Coastline Community College

March 2019–June 2019
Irvine Valley College