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The Arts

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Segerstrom Concert Hall

Costa Mesa's official motto is "City of the Arts," a title befitting of its world-class cultural scene. The Costa Mesa Theater District is home to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and its four performance halls, studio performance space and education lab, the three-stage South Coast Repertory theater, the Arts Plaza, and the 1.6-acre Noguchi Sculpture Gardens.

Costa Mesa Playhouse also thrives in the City, along with a wide array of art galleries and a cutting-edge music scene.


The City of Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee is an eleven member appointed volunteer group that works with City Council to support cultural arts programs and to bring art awareness to the residents of Costa Mesa, the City of the Arts. This committee works to establish ongoing programs, community events and useful information that helps residents access the arts in many different venues, and through multiple sources. 


Recent events and programs include the signature ARTventure event, Arts in the Park event, Utility Box Beautification Project, Youth Art Gallery and many calls for artist submissions.

The committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m. in City Hall's Conference Room 1A.  Please visit their page to view up-to-date projects, events, calls for artists and initiatives: