Costa Mesa held its 4th annual art event, ARTventure filled with art, live music, and refreshments to celebrate the talents of local artists with an opening reception and awards presentation. The event is an family-friendly day full of live art entertainment, including musical, theatrical, literary, culinary, and hands on demonstrations. This ARTventure was held on October 5th and 6th, 2018, at the Reneé and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, by the Costa Mesa Cultural Art Committee highlighting Costa Mesa’s “City of Arts” motto.
The work of visual artists was displayed in various ways from paintings to drawings to photographs to sculptures. Over 100 different artists were featured at the event, along with young aspiring artists. Students from Costa Mesa High School shared their creations of clay plates, bowls, cups, etc. for sale, along with student demonstrations of how to use pottery wheels. Patrons enjoyed the art comparing various works to see which was their favorite out of hundreds of masterpieces.
There were relatively more adults than children along with some teenage volunteers helping out with exhibits. Live string music played while children and adults participated in making paper activities, painting, art, and crafts.
Art enthusiasts in Costa Mesa enjoyed a perfect chance to view local talented work while introducing their kids to appreciate creativity through art as many aspiring artists thrived on admiration.
Reporter: Guadalupe Olivares-Mendoza