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Arts & Culture Newsletter

Spring is in the air! Tap into your creativity at the Potocki Center for the Arts

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From knitting, kids’ pottery, watercolor and acrylic painting and mixed-media art to beginning guitar and ukulele ensemble, the Potocki Center for the Arts has something for everyone. Check out our spring break art camps, too.

To see the variety of fun-filled spring offerings, click here and register today.

Here’s a fun fact about incorporating creativity into your daily life. Studies have shown that art is a form of self-care and can be tremendously beneficial to your health and contribute to overall happiness and mental well-being. Setting aside time for creative expression by taking a painting or ceramics class is the perfect excuse to spend a day doing something fun while enhancing your health and quality of life. 

The Potocki Center for the Arts is located at 27301 La Paz Road.

For more information, contact 949-470-8470 or arts@cityofmissionviejo.org.


Save the date for Family Arts Day

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Mark your calendars for Family Arts Day on Saturday, May 13. From 10 am to 2 pm, families are invited to explore their creativity in this fun-filled day of hands-on art experiences at the Potocki Center for the Arts.

Enjoy art demonstrations by local artists, try your hand at craft projects, and savor the rhythm of live music. This program is free and open to all ages.

Email arts@cityofmissionviejo.org for more information.


Celebrate the Bears music programs this spring

A local Jazz combo will help us celebrate the Jazz Bear.

Join us at the Potocki Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8 from 4 to 6 pm for a delightful afternoon of stimulating jazz creativity with a performance of well-known jazz standards, popular songs, and student compositions. Jazz lovers: This is a program you won’t want to miss! Register here.

We are also celebrating the Lion & Sun Bear this spring with the Taak Ensemble on Saturday, May 20 from 4 to 6 pm at the Potocki Center for the Arts. 

Directed by Hesam Abedini, adjunct professor of music at Soka University of America, Taak Ensemble will perform classical Persian music inspired by classical and contemporary Iranian poets including Rumi, Hafez, and 20th-century poets such as Hooshang Ebtehaj, and Fereyedoon Moshiri. Enjoy this cultural experience with the musical sounds that carry messages of beauty, joy, sorrow and love. 

Please note the date of this musical program has changed from May 27 to May 20. Register here.

For more information, call 949-470-8470.


Pacific Symphony brings music to Mission Viejo this Spring

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The City of Mission Viejo is hosting a series of music events in partnership with Orange County's Pacific Symphony. 

Chamber Music Concert March 5
Pacific Symphony musicians will perform a lively selection of classic 20th century favorites in this free concert specially geared toward senior citizens from 3-5 pm on Sunday, March 5 at the Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way. Register here.

Arts X-Press Workshop April 23
Middle school students are invited to explore multiple modalities of visual and performing arts in interactive workshops led by the Pacific Symphony’s expert instructors from 1-4 pm on April 23 at the Potocki Center for the Arts. Registration is required and available by contacting arts@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Symphony on the Go Concerts 
All ages are invited to these outdoor chamber music concerts featuring popular pieces performed from Pacific Symphony’s mobile stage.

The concerts take place at 6 pm on Sunday, May 21 at Pavion Park, 24051 Pavion (register here), and at 6:30 pm on Saturday, June 24 at Sycamore Park, 25101 Charlinda (registration opens May 1). 

Audiences are welcome to set up beach chairs and blankets up to an hour in advance and enjoy pre-concert fun. 

For more information about these events, call 949-470-8470.


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