Often compared to Portland, Brooklyn or Austin, Downtown Santa Ana Artist Village is an independent and unexpected urban center. This is where visitors and locals enjoy the cutting edge of Orange County’s emerging arts and farm-to-table restaurant, craft beer, and cocktail scenes. Since 1999, the “First Saturday” Artwalk in Downtown Santa Ana has been an epicenter of creativity, expression, and inspiration for artists, art enthusiasts and those who simply want to engage in a vibrant, living city filled with culture.
The event is the single best night of the month for downtown artists, galleries and restaurants alike. The village hosts 3,500+ monthly attendees visiting around 20 galleries/museums, arts and artisan street vendors, live art performances and special events going on downtown.