The exhibition program features the work of contemporary artists working
in all media. The HBAC has established a national reputation for presenting
artists of national and international prominence. The annual, unjuried
exhibition of local and regional artists, Centered on the Center, attracts
nearly 300 artists for the salon style presentation.
The Art Center offers a wide range of fine art classes for youth and adults
taught by professional artists. In a multidisciplinary educational approach,
classes include instruction in drawing, painting, watercolor, musical
magic dance for kids and Polynesian dance. Information and registration
is available at the Art Center and in the Sands Community Services Guide.
Art at the Beach
The popular Art at the Beach art camp for children ages 6-12 years old
offers a week-long experience exploring the visual and performing arts.
Full and half day sessions are available the 3rd week in June through
the 3rd week in August. Taught by professional artists, each week explores
a different theme through a variety of media, culminating with an art
project held at the beach on Friday afternoons. Camp-Teens is devoted
to teens ages 13-15. Call the Art Center for details at 714.374.1650.
Jazz at the Center and the Friday Night Blues offer an opportunity to
enjoy unique concerts in an intimate, cabaret style setting. Sponsored
by the volunteer council, the Alliance, Jazz at the Center presents straight
ahead jazz on Sunday afternoons. Sponsored in part by Heineken USA, the
Friday Night Blues features a variety of blues styles including boogie-woogie,
swing and delta blues. Coming soon:
* As both a membership and fundraising organization the Art Center produces
several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for the
The Annual Benefit
Art Auction is a dynamic party for the arts. Featuring
a silent and live auction of more than 65 works by contemporary artists,
hors d’oeuvres, wine and entertainment, the art auction raises funds
for the Art Center’s exhibition programs.
The Fall Brunch at
the Center Club, hosted by the Art Center Foundation,
features gourmet dining, fine wines, a silent and live auction in an elegant
and sophisticated setting. Proceeds benefit the children’s education
and outreach programs.
The Art Center enjoys the support of more than 100 volunteers. The volunteer
council, The Alliance, is the original support council of the Art Center.
Members assist at special events, produce the highly successful Jazz at
the Center, and participate in mailings and special projects. Volunteer
applications are available at the Art Center.