Venue Address (Get Directions)The Base-Mynt - Santa Ana Artwalk
Date and Time
Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 9:00pm
Santa Ana Art-walk:
Join the gallery owners of the Artists Village in Downtown Santa Ana for an evening of dining, shopping for original art and viewing open lofts.
Orange County's hippest new neighborhood invites you to stroll down the four blocks of the 2nd Street Promenade from Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street on the First Saturday of EVERY month from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission is FREE.
The monthly event will give you access to buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting.
The recently completed Lofts are part of the larger Santa Ana Artists Village. The village includes major art venues such as the California State University Fullerton Grand Central Art Center, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santora Arts Building, Empire Arts Building, as well as a mix of smaller, up-and-coming galleries and design studios.
Galleries and showrooms at the East Village Lofts and the Main Street Lofts (across the street) include SpaceOnSpurgeon, The Digital Messiah Gallery + Studio, gp threads, GINAC Gallery, Night Gallery Ceramics, cent gallery, Mahvash Gallery, Stephen Beck Gallery of Contemporary Art and others.
The Santora Building:
The Santora is a historic commercial building located in Downtown Historic District of Santa Ana, California. It now houses art galleries, retail stores, and restaurants.
The building was designed by Frank Lansdowne, one of the premier architects of the region, and groundbreaking on it took place on July 7, 1928. It is in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, with Churrigueresque facade details.
From 1934 until 1944, Daninger’s Tea Room occupied the rooms on the second floor, southwest corner. The restaurant was famous for its home cooked meals and pleasant atmosphere, and attracted a clientele that included Hollywood celebrities Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Billie Burke, Charles Ruggles, Connie Haines, Lucille Ball, Gracie Allen, George Burns, Joan Davis, Rosalind Russell, Robert Young, William Holden and Alan Ladd, all of whom signed the guest book.
After a period of decline in Santa Ana's downtown the Santora resurged as an arts complex where a number of different artists moved in including Joseph Musil and his Salon of the Art Deco Theaters. Musil was a set designer for the Walt Disney company and worked on the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.