Avoid the usual date night activities of dinner and a movie. Instead do something different, such as taking your date to one of the many art walks that Orange County has to offer. Check out great art from artists all around the area, live music and art performances, and more! Here are a few awesome art walks around Orange County and in Los Angeles.

Santa Ana Art Walk

Since 1999, the “First Saturday” Artwalk in Downtown Santa Ana has been an epicenter of creativity, expression and inspiration for artists, art enthusiasts and those who simply want to engage in a vibrant, living city filled with culture. The event is the single best night of the month for downtown artists, galleries and restaurants alike because of the 3,500+ monthly attendees visiting. At Santa Ana Art Walk, around 20 galleries, museums, arts and artisan street vendors, live art performances and special events set up in downtown.

More Info: http://www.downtown-santaana.com/artwalk/

Long Beach Art Walk

The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway, 4th Street, and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late in the evening. Linden Avenue is closed to traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Anyone is welcome.

More Info: http://www.artwalklb.com/

Huntington Beach Art Walk

The Huntington Beach Downtown Art Walk is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March to October from 6-9pm. It features established, emerging, and student artists with unique and unusual presentations at host locations throughout Downtown Huntington Beach. This monthly themed art show features artist’s displays in restaurants and stores throughout HB Downtown. They culminate the year in November for their Invitational Showcase (free to the public).

More Info: http://www.hbdowntown.com/art-walk.html

Los Angeles Art Walk

The LA Downtown Art Walk is a free community gathering that takes place every day including the second Thursday of each month in and around the Historic Core and Old Bank Districts of Downtown Los Angeles, home of more than 40 art galleries.

More Info: http://downtownartwalk.org/

Date Night

Come and stroll through the Art District galleries. Watch the art performances. Have a dinner with your lovely date or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in an outdoor setting.

Harold D. Aguirre

Harold D. Aguirre

Staff Writer at OC Foodie Fest
Hi there! I love writing about Orange County and all the wonderful things it has to offer. When I am not writing, I spend time with my loving wife, beautiful son, and our friendly Pitbull, Brooklyn. If you ever see me around, feel free to say hi, we can sit down and have coffee.
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