Created By: MAOC Walking Tour
Discover Santa Ana Public Art is a self-guided walking tour that will introduce you to the wide variety of artist creations which represent the ideas, values, and people that embody the Santa Ana identity. The Fourth Street Area in Downtown Santa Ana offers an ideal location to experience works of art that represent Santa Ana's past, present, and future in a variety of artistic styles and mediums. We hope that when you take the tour, you not only enjoy the works of art along the path, but also connect with the artists through their artwork.
"We aim to help identify and educate the community by using imagery that is derived from there rich culture and history and create a dialogue within these spaces." - artists Kimberly Duran and Bud Herrera (SOURCE)
On the tour, you'll notice that there are several pieces of art that are along - or close to - the path, but that are not included in the tour. These include graffiti art, sculptures, and smaller pieces of art located on alley walls or inside buildings. We encourage you to take a moment and appreciate these works of art just as much as the ones featured in Discover Santa Ana Public Art.
Part of Santa Ana's unique cultural identity includes the music featured in the walking tour. The band, Apollo Bebop, frequently performs in the Fourth Street area and has close ties to artist Michael Ziobrowski. Ziobrowski, who is featured in three stops in Discover Santa Ana Public Art, has also made the album and merchandising art for Apollo Bebop. The relationship between Ziobrowski and Apollo Bebop is just one example that demonstrates how the artistic culture of Santa Ana not only includes public art, but also performance art as a whole.
We recommend the parking structure on the north side of 3rd Street between North Broadway and Main Street for the most convenient parking location, which is also free on Sundays and Holidays.
Discover Santa Ana Public Art was created as part of the Mapping Arts OC project by Dr. Jamila Moore Pewu at California State, University Fullerton. Mapping Arts OC is a high impact public digital humanities project produced in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students at California State University Fullerton (CSUF), artists and community partners throughout Orange County, California. This project uses digital tools to invite new spatial and cultural interpretations into existing conversations and historical narratives regarding public art and spatial practice in Santa Ana and the greater Orange County region. To explore the project in full including a multi-cited digital map, please visit MappingArtsProject.org.
Contributors: Lionel Arellano, Jonathan Higbee, Katie Horstman, Tory Ingram, Gabriel Luebben-Rivera, Natalie Vandercook
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