The inaugural Re:Imagine Garden Grove – Art in the Park event, hosted by the City of Garden Grove, in partnership with the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD), is on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Village Green park, located at 12732 Main Street.
Features added to the free event include a “Fairy Garden Pathway,” created by students from 48 Garden Grove elementary schools; a 50-foot-long lettering of “Re:Imagine Garden Grove Art in the Park,” designed by art students from eight Garden Grove high schools and Bell Intermediate School; do-it-yourself crafts, curated by local artists and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Garden Grove; and food vendors.
Attendees can also enjoy watching plein air art demonstrations, muralists at-work, and temporary art installations.
At 12:30 p.m., members of the Garden Grove City Council and GGUSD’s Board of Directors will join the Garden Grove Community Foundation (GGCF) in presenting two, $1,000 checks to Los Amigos and Santiago high schools for winning the Grove Art Installation contest. The schools’ art students and teachers will be placing temporary ecology- and diversity-themed installations throughout a grove of 24 trees at the northeast corner of Euclid Street and Stanford Avenue.
The GGUSD’s 41st annual First Impressions Student Art Gallery, showcasing the artistic talents of K-12th grade students will be exhibited at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center, located at 12732 Main Street, from Monday, March 11, 2019 through Saturday, March 16, 2019. Hours are: Monday and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The ‘Art in the Park’ event is part of the City’s continuing efforts to brand Garden Grove’s downtown, while promoting the Re:Imagine Garden Grove mission of bringing more art to the community. The GGUSD partnership further reinforces and supports the District’s goal to continue elevating its arts presence and distinction within Orange County.
For more information, please contact the City’s Recreation Division at (714) 741-5200, or the City’s Facebook page at Garden Grove City Hall.