A destination filled with cultural activities, Corona del Mar and surrounding Orange County are packed to the brim with art galleries and events that always impress with their fine work. This month, a nice variety of exhibitions are happening around the area, ranging from photography to festivals to contemporary art.

Lahaina Galleries, which showcases Hawaii’s fine art, will share work from four artists interpreting nature through sky paintings, moving paintings, semi-abstract painting on metal, and coastal impressionism. On Saturday, August 18, all of the artists will be featured in a special evening featuring their unique form of art.

For their annual art show, the Festival of Arts will feature the work of over 140 artists local to Orange County. The art displayed is varied and ranges from paintings to sculpture and ceramics to blown glass. Along with the daily exhibition, various additional events will be on offer, such as art workshops, musical acts, art talks, and activities for children.

The August show at Las Laguna Gallery is aptly titled, as it will feature a wide variety of new artwork. Instead of working around a specific theme, artists were asked to share their favorite piece using any medium. Over 30 artists are featured. 

Featured at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, over 40 artists are participating in this modern exhibit examining two current social movements. In addition to the show, on August 4 the museum will have an accompanying panel event called ‘Beyond #Metoo.’

Enjoy beautifully crafted fine arts from over 200 local artists at this popular annual exhibition. Mediums include ceramics, pottery, textiles, jewelry, painting, and sculpture. The event takes place in a eucalyptus grove by the beach and also features art classes, demonstrations and live music.

In this unique exhibit, the Ning Zhou Gallery will feature Zhou’s stunning photography that features water reflections. Some of the art in the exhibition will come from a 2007 exhibition held in Athens by then-Greek Prime Minister George Papendreou, while other work will be completely new and previously unseen. The opening night reception will take place August 2nd during First Thursday Art Walk.