East End Artwalk Thrives In Downtown Santa Ana
The East End Artwalk unites music, art, and community on Saturday, November 2 in the revitalized Downtown Santa Ana area.
The East End Artwalk expands beyond Santa Ana’s traditional “first Saturday” artwalk perimeter, extending into 3rd and 5th streets, and Bush and French streets in the heart of Downtown. The monthly event attracts local art lovers and destination culture seekers alike, who are invited to enjoy art displays and live music throughout the newly renovated East End District. This month the Artwalk hosts the world-class niche sporting event, The Blading Cup, and welcomes the return of various art ventures including Box Social II. The East End Artwalk works as a platform for upcoming talent and gives local businesses like Brooklyn Harper a chance to open their doors to the public in a thriving, upbeat setting.
The trendsetting boutique Brooklyn Harper will host their grand opening during this month’s East End Artwalk. Located at 210 East 4th Street, Brooklyn Harper represents the young at heart and caters to the fashionably daring. The launch event will feature complimentary food, drinks, giveaways and raffles while music from DJ Bianca G sets the tone. Individual Etsy designers join the festivities by displaying their work in Brooklyn Harper’s back alley, in conjunction with Artwalk organizers. Brooklyn Harper appeals to wild hearts with a passion for diverse, urban apparel.
November’s East End Artwalk also welcomes the return of the lauded artistic venture, Box Social II. After the projects inaugural run in October, Box Social II offers a new experience with equal spirit. The 4,500 sq. ft. area consisting of concrete, rot iron, and wood will serve as a blank indoor canvas for multiple artists, musicians, and photographers. Located next to Yost Theater at 305 North Spurgeon Street, the event features artists including Michael Ziobrowski, Artemis Nolasco, Art of the Endangered and more. Photo exhibits by Brian Konoske, Steady Jenny, and Victoria Ford aid in the reinvention of the sprawling exhibit, accentuated by vinyl offerings from Mista Chinn. Box Social II starts early at 4 p.m. and is presented by X Is The Weapon and Stoopdown Ltd., with support from Yost and East End. Box Social II shines light on Santa Ana’s creative minds and cultivates the imagination of a surging artistic community.
Thrill seekers and spectators alike will be privy to the intensity of The Blading Cup. The event unfolds in the East End for the third consecutive year, and features the best professional and amateur bladers from around the globe. Pro demos warm up the crowds in anticipation for the main contests, where bladers compete on a custom designed course for cash and prizes. Yost Theater keeps the energy going with The Blading Cup after party. The event features art and music by Konsept, a company that nurtures local talent into the entertainment industry. Music kicks off at 7:00 p.m. in the Yost parking lot with performances by Cheezedow, LS Rebels, C-Tre Flowz, Electro City, and The Garden. After the Blading Cup, an 11-minute short film entitled KOOK will be featured at 11 p.m. on 305 East 4th Street. First time director Drew Bachrach shot the film in Idaho and used his passionate drive to bring two characters, Coley and Axela, to life. The Blading Cup and supporting festivities bring an exciting energy to this month’s artwalk.
The East End Artwalk unites artists, adrenaline junkies, and visionaries to celebrate the flourishing creative community in Downtown Santa Ana.
IO by Playground
220 East 4th St.
Since debuting in November 2011, Playground has firmly established itself at the forefront of the Orange County dining scene, earning legions of followers in the process. As sharp as Chef Jason Quinn's cooking is, though, there was just something more that he wanted. He dreamed of a place where he could truly celebrate his obsessively-sourced, often times scarce ingredients, an intimate venue where the bounds of cost, complexity, and time go out the window. His vision has been realized in the form of IO, an invitation-only dining series held sporadically at 2.0, a "culinary theater" of sorts situated right next door to the main restaurant (the space is also used for private dinners, pop-ups, cooking classes, and other special events). Inside, you'll find an intimate room housing 17 seats surrounding a well-equipped exhibition kitchen. Read More...
305 East 4th St.
[East End] saw what the Cinematheque was and is doing in Long Beach and has now provided them the opportunity to run and program a full-time arthouse cinema—which truly equates to any film geek's dream. The permanent space--inside what is now the Fiesta Twin in Downtown Santa Ana--permits the nonprofit to run student films, LGBT fare, films that lack distributors or have micro-budget, and other pieces of the cinematic spectrum that may have otherwise never met a wall to be shown on outside of computer and television screens. And come September, the Cinematheque's permanent location—two screens with some 650 seats between them—will be offering daily servings of cinematic goodness on top of its local, Long Beach mobile programming.
Fourth Street Market
Coming Spring 2014
Orange County to Have a Real Food Market In—Where Else?—Downtown Santa Ana
The idea is to have a dozen small-scale restaurants that in a Mexican mercado would be called fondas, as well as coffee, beer, and wine. There will be kitchens for smaller-scale projects, like incubators for people whose business models are too large for the cottage food law but too small for traditional commercial kitchens; a gluten-free kitchen and a confectionary kitchen. The market part will emphasize local artisans, including a butcher shop to be run by Michael Puglisi, a whole-animal butcher who moved West from Boston's Butchershop and rose from in-house butcher to sous chef at Bouchon in Beverly Hills. Much of the food for sale will come from the commercial kitchens, and there will be a demo space as well. Read More...
200 East 4th St.
9 years ago we opened our first location in the heart of Costa Mesa. Before then it was a different time, sneaker boutiques weren’t a term just yet. For basketball shoes you would check out Footlocker. For skate shoes you would check out Niketown etc. It’s 2012 now and we now have a stores in San Diego and also Downtown LA. Orange County is where we started where our first store is. Downtown Santa Ana in the past few years has grown into a very exciting city. A lot of good energy has been flowing through with new businesses coming in making a lot of noise and we had to be a part of it. We are proud to announce our 4th BLENDS location in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana. We are on 4th St. which is historically the main street of Santa Ana. Please come check us out.
Get to know east end again
- or for the first time
With extensive building and landscaping renovation, including the opening of several new retailers and renovated restaurants as well as several establishments that will be opening over the coming months, East End is a pedestrian promenade located between 3rd and 5th Streets and Bush and French Streets in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana.