Opened to the public in 1995, the Art Center is the creative heart of downtown HB. A community arts and culture center, the Art Center provides space for creative expression, offering low cost, high-quality art, music, and movement classes in its studios and dynamic exhibitions and event programming in its galleries.
The Huntington Beach Art Center hosts six exhibitions a year, often providing valuable opportunities for regional artists to share their art with residents and visitors in the Huntington Beach community. Special community events are also held at the Art Center and can be found on the Art Center's website.
Operated in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, admission to the Art Center is free and open to the public. The Art Center is closed on Sunday, Monday and most holidays. For information on hosting an event at the Art Center, visit this page.
CALLS FOR ARTISTS:
Centered on the Center 2022presented by the Huntington Beach Art Center is an annual open call, non-juried exhibition. Participation is open to 200 artists, 18 years or older. Artworks must be original print, drawing or painting, sculpture, photography, or video installations completed in the last two years (2020-2022). Visit the exhibition page for more information.
Online submission and delivery reservations open Tuesday, December 7 at 9am for Artists to schedule low contact drop-off appointments at the Art Center on January 7, 8 and 10. The online submission form will remain open until 200 artists have registered to participate.
If the Shoe Fits… The 2022 Judith Hendler Design Awards presented in partnership with the Huntington Beach Art Center is a celebration of sustainable art, fashion and design.
Fashion jewelry designer, Judith Hendler, challenges enrolled Community College students in any of the visual art or crafts design departments and current HBAC members to define core sustainability concepts of reduce, reuse and repurpose within their own practices. Award winners and honorable mentions will make the shoe motif or design central to the artwork in an unusual and interesting way. Where possible, recycled/repurposed/reused is greatly encouraged. Visit the exhibition page for more information.
Online submission and delivery reservations open Tuesday, March 1 at 9am for Artists/Designers to schedule low contact drop-off appointments at the Art Center on April 22 and 23. The reservation form will remain open until Friday, April 1 at 5pm.