Is it your strong belief that “Earth” without “Art” is just “Eh”? We love art as much as you do! We found some fantastic local art galleries – a great way to spend a weekend alone or with friends. Each has a different environment, from social to silent.

University Art Gallery

Do you create art as much as you admire it? The University Art Gallery is the place for both. They display modern art and accept new submissions from budding artists. A place to view the art you love and showcase some of your own creations. They showcase paintings, sculptures, performance art, and so much more. Visit to appreciate the art and show your support to the artists!


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DUE 3/1 • 15th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition Juried by Liz Glynn and Jesse Jackson • April 4 – April 20, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4th, 6-8pm University Art Gallery Deadline for Submissions: Friday, March 1st, 12:00pm • Submissions must include a completed *Application Form* (link in bio) and up to 5 images (or multimedia files) Send *Application Form* and up to 5 images to: • The University Art Gallery (UAG) is pleased to present the 15th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate artists to be exhibited in the University Art Gallery! Interested artists must make their submissions no later than Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 12pm. All submissions will be juried by Liz Glynn and Jesse Jackson. Artists will be announced March 1st and are required to attend a mandatory meeting with the Jurors on March 5th at 1pm. We encourage artworks of all media including but not limited to 2D, 3D, performance, video, sound, etc. All undergraduate UCI students are welcome to apply. We only accept UCI undergraduate submissions. How to Apply: Completed work or works-in-progress are eligible. All artworks MUST be completed and properly framed/mounted for install by March 22nd. Proposals must include up to 5 images (or multimedia files), caption information and a brief statement describing the work. Submissions will be accepted via e-mail only at

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Haleh Art Studio

The Haleh Art Studio has a wide range of any kind of art you can imagine. They have excellent photography, creative magazines, and gorgeous paintings and portraits. If you’re inspired by all that you see, they offer art classes for anyone of all ages. Stop by and see if you find inspiration yourself there!


Great Over Good

Great Over Good loves that you love art. However, they don’t just want you to appreciate it – they’re all about nurturing you to create it! They have regular events, including a watercolor painting class and a watercolor lettering class. They have a friendly atmosphere that begs you to build friendships and create art together. Give one of their classes a try!

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@nicolemiyuki is in the building!

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Orange County Fine Arts/Showcase Gallery

The Orange County Fine Arts and Showcase Gallery has award-winning pieces you’ll fall in love with. Mostly consisting of paintings, they have a low-key, quiet environment that allows patrons of the gallery to absorb the art peacefully. If art is your relaxing escape from the world, come by and enjoy their notable gallery.


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