More than 50 galleries and studios,
including Bowers Museum, will open their doors to the public from Noon to 5
p.m. for self-guided tours during the Fifth Annual Santa Ana Artwalk, Oct. 9,
1999. The event takes place in and around the downtown Santa Ana area, with
free shuttle service to various sites.
Santa Anas vigorous mission to become a cultural and arts Mecca has
attracted internationally renowned as well as emerging artists to the
conclaves and galleries of the Santa Ana art scene. The public is invited to
experience the diverse contemporary art of this community during the last
Santa Ana ArtWalk of the Century. The ArtWalk is sponsored by the Santa Ana
Council on Arts and Culture.
Highlights of the ArtWalk include:
· Salon of the Theatres -- features fully functioning, lavish miniature
theatres built from designs of opera houses from Europes past. The
designer/artist, Joseph Musil, turns the clock back more than one hundred
years with this showcase. Musil, a master designer, spearheaded the
restoration of the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The Salon, itself, is
a replica of the long-ago demolished Strand Theatre in Long Beach.
· The Advertising Art Building - A haven of more than 25 artists featuring
gallery quality furniture made out of car bodies including a 1957 Chevy;
decorative inlaid and hand painted screens; giant Jazz and Blues cutouts of
oil, acrylic and wood construction; highly incisive portraits and figurative
paintings; and imaginative icon representations on black board and metal
· The East Village Workshops - A downtown art building featuring Zen rock
water gardens, tabletop fountains, photography, skyscapes and dynamic
abstracts in oils, acrylic and watercolor.
ArtWalk maps will be available at the information booth on Sycamore and 2nd
St. on the day of the event and prior to the event by calling the ArtWalk
Committee at (714) 543-1856.