The Buena Park Fine Arts Division is dedicated to keeping its fine arts programming innovative and fun for residents and their families! Please click the links below to learn more about our exciting programming.
Programs and Events
|Autumn Nights||Fall Festivities|
|Christmas Tree Lighting||Jazz at the Plaza|
|Civic Theatre||Summer Concerts in the Park|
|Community Chorus||Youth Programs|
|Cultural Excursions||Youth Theater|
|Exhibiting Artist Program||Vendor Applications|
CURRENT & UPCOMING FINE ARTS DIVISION PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
|EXHIBITION:||September 14 toOctober 5|
|RECEPTION:||September14 at 6:00 PM|
|LOCATION:||Ehlers Event Center
8150 Knott Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620
BUENA PARK, CA: The City of Buena Park’s Community Services Department in partnership with The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL), the Fine Arts Division and the Senior & Human Services Division, is proud to present A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California. The exhibition will be on display September 15 - October 5, 2019, in the Senior Activities Center at Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in workshops, lectures, and tours. To plan a large group visit, educators and members of the community are encouraged to make a viewing appointment by calling (714) 562-3870.
In March 1945, five fathers in Orange County, California, brought a class-action lawsuit against four school districts on behalf of their own children and 5,000 other children that were being forced to attend segregated “Mexican schools.” This exhibition tells the story of their landmark lawsuit, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al., and reveals how community organizing and grassroots activism can produce positive change in schools and communities across the United States. Experts have called this the most important court case about segregation before Brown v. Board of Education.
The interactive exhibition provides a physical space where visitors can explore the case, its origins, and how its legacy inspired others to go on to make a difference. Exhibition features include photographs and items from all plaintiff families, interactive elements and oral histories, docent-led tours, and a space for community dialogue and civic engagement.
|Autumn Nights: Kings of 88|
|September 14, 7:00 p.m.|
|The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center|
|8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park 90620|
ABOUT THE KINGS OF 88:
The Kings of 88 present an unforgettable concert experience featuring the music of Billy Joel, Elton John, and the Rock & Roll heroes who inspired them - including Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Billy Preston, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Leon Russell, and Ray Charles. Made up of a talented crew of LA-based musicians – each with an impressive list of professional credits – The Kings of 88 have entertained audiences up and down the West Coast, playing concerts, festivals, private parties, and corporate events.
Tickets are $21 and are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased online at BuenaPark.com or at the Buena Park Community Center (6688 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621). They will also be available at the box office, which will open one hour before the show. For additional information, please visit BuenaPark.com or call the Buena Park Community Center at (714) 562-3860.
|Exhibiting Artist: Vakseen|
|September 10 - October 31|
|Please call (714)562-3860 for viewing appointments|
About the Artist: Vakseen is a Los Angeles based artist and distinct collage-influenced painter who fuses elements of cubism, photorealism, fashion design, and pop surrealism into vibrantly alluring, and abstract portraits. Drawing distinct inspiration from society's fascination with popular culture, his paintings are a celebration of women, beauty, duality, insecurity, and self-preservation. In addition to being sold to collectors and art enthusiasts, his art has been shown in museums, countless gallery exhibitions and featured in over 100 magazines worldwide.
This exhibition will be on view September 10 – October 31, 2019, in the City Council Chamber in Buena Park City Hall, 6650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621. City Hall is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and alternating Fridays. Please call the Community Services Division at (714) 562-3860 to confirm viewing availability before planning your visit.
|Boo-uena Park Olde Tyme Fall Festival|
|September 28, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Buena Park Historical Society|
|6631 Beach Blvd., Buena Park 90621
The festival showcases the City's historic structures across the street from City Hall with tours of the historic Whitaker-Jaynes Estate, storytelling in the Bacon House and much more! Kids can create and take home fall-themed crafts, sing along to live musical performances, and play fun old-time games.
Take in the sounds of local entertainment and tastes of local food vendors. Halloween-themed vendors will also be onsite selling tricks and treats for the whole family.
Admission, magic show and crafts are free, while supplies last. Prices for vendors and food vary. General parking will be across Beach Blvd. in the City Hall parking lot, 6650 Beach Blvd., and disabled parking will be behind the First Congregational Church.
Bring the whole family for a spooktacular beginning to the Boo-uena Park season! For more information on the Boo-uena Park Olde Tyme Fall Festival please call (714) 562-3860. Visit BuenaPark.com to check out the list of all Halloween season happenings around Buena Park.
For more information about our programs and upcoming events, please call the
Community Services Department at 714-562-3860