The Cultural Arts Division of the Newport Beach Public Library supports cultural and arts programming, as well as the Newport Beach City Arts Commission.
Cultural activities are ongoing throughout the year and include the coordination of revolving art and cultural exhibitions at Central Library, the Civic Center and at civic buildings; as well as the annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition and Sale which takes place each spring. The Cultural Arts Division also coordinates the Arts Commission’s Concerts in the Parks series and Shakespeare in the Parks festivals in the summer.
The Cultural Arts Division also runs the Sunday Musicales and Family Concerts at Central Library, as well as the annual Imagination Celebration event each spring.
Each year the City Arts Commission also awards Cultural Arts Grants to local and regional arts organizations for creative learning activities and performances in schools, Oasis Senior Center, Newport Beach libraries and in public parks throughout the City. Cultural Arts also requests and receives grants for cultural programming in the City of Newport Beach.
Since 2009 the Cultural Arts office has coordinated docent-led exhibition tours to some of the most interesting museums in Los Angeles and environs, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, the Autry, California Science Center and the Getty.
To contact the City Cultural Arts Office:
Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660