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

Special Hours: The Gallery will remain open until 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
PAINTING IN THE ABSTRACT: WOMEN INSPIRED BY THE MASTERS

Walt and the Flying Bull

Sept. 3–Nov. 12
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, Sept. 3, 1-3 p.m.

Since the rise of Western abstract painting in the mid-20th century to the development of today’s contemporary art, female abstract artists have often been overlooked. In collaboration with curator Suzanne Walsh, Painting in the Abstract: Women Inspired by the Masters explores the impact and diversity of women in the Southern California art scene while showcasing how they are challenging the medium and echoing the legacies of the mid-century female masters.

 

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.

September–November 2017
Coastline College

December 2017–February 2018
Saddleback College

March–May 2018
Irvine Valley College