Spring Happenings at SOCO & The OC Mix

Happy Friday!  Join SOCO and The OC Mix for one (or a few!) of the many exciting events & happenings coming up this month.  Home to a variety of Orange County’s best retailers, home design stores and eateries, SOCO and The OC Mix has something for everyone!  Be sure to visit our website for a full list of events, and follow @socoandtheocmix for information about giveaways, the latest updates, announcements, and more!

 

Shop in Style at Kestan’s SS18 Private Sale

Kestan is kicking off the season in style by celebrating the launch of its Spring/Summer 2018 collection in the most fashionable way – by hosting a private sale event on Saturday, April 28 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the retailer’s newest collection and freshest styles while enjoying sips, snacks, live music and a special 15% off discount on the entire store. Click here for more info: (https://kestanprivatesaless18.splashthat.com/)

 

 

Van Brunt Optical Haus/ L.A. Eyeworks Trunk Show + Portrait Exhibit: Two With a View

Calling all eyeglass aficionados! Don’t miss this fabulous trunk show on Sunday, April 29 from11:00am – 5:00pm. This free event will feature trunks chockfull of colorful & unique L.A. Eyeworks frames and a portrait exhibit showcasing fabulous black and white portraits from the popular, “Your Face is Like a Work of Art. It Deserves a Great Frame” campaign. Click here for more information (http://socoandtheocmix.com)

 

 

Sourcing Saturdays at Pirch

You’re invited to join PIRCH every Saturday from10:00am – 4:00pm for Sourcing Saturday where the expert culinary team will guide you through a hands-on cooking experience highlighting PIRCH’s world class appliance brands! If you’re thinking about upgrading your appliances, these workshops are a must! The experience is complimentary, yet also very popular, so RSVPs are recommended! (www.pirch.com/costamesa)

 

A Day of Beauty at Paul Mitchell the School at SOCO

Join Paul Mitchell the School for a Day of Beauty onSunday, May 6 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Enjoy mimosas and snacks while pampering yourself with a haircut, treatment and style, customized dermalogica treatments and a variety of hair and skin services. All proceeds from this FUNraising event will go to charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Eyes on Cancer, Food 4 Africa, Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and more! For more information visit www.socoandtheocmix.com

 

Red Dot Auction VII at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

On Friday, May 11 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, WoodSnap will join Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to donate their work, printed on the company’s signature birch wood, at the eighth annual Red Dot Auction. Additionally, more than 100 artists from around the globe have contributed one or more canvases and 3D art objects to this special fundraising event! For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot

 

Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmers’ Market is Expanding

On Saturday, May 12 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, you’re invited to kick off Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmer’s Market! Located in the heart of SOCO, the newly expanded market includes even more farmers, artisans and vendors than ever before. We’re celebrating the official kick-off in a big way with live music and the chance to participate in an exciting market tour and hands-on chef demo by Sorella Collective! Click here to purchase chef demo tickets, https://form.jotform.com/81151172750146

 

 

ROSÉ Soirée – A Toast to Spring at SOCO and The OC Mix

Raise your glass for a toast at SOCO and The OC Mix’s ROSÉ Soirée! On Thursday, May 17 from5:00pm – 7:00pm, enjoy live music in SOCO’s beautiful courtyard while sampling a curated selection of more than 20 rosé wines hand selected from Provence, Europe and The New World by Orange County’s own LCA Wine, alongside meticulously paired rosé-inspired bites by ROSÉ Catering & Events. Click here to purchase tickets (bit.ly/SOCORoseSoiree)

 

C.S. Wo Debuts Newly Renovated Showroom

C.S. Wo & Sons is celebrating its newly renovated showroom at SOCO!  Come in to shop the new, upscale and modern look, classic contemporary styles, and more – each hand selected to round out the showroom’s unique and eclectic mix.  Choose from top brands including Century, Bernhardt, Lexington, Elite Leather and more, and enjoy complimentary in-home design services! For more information, please visit (california.cswoandsons.com)

 

RED DOT AUCTION VIII CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,
Preparations are underway for the Eighth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018.
Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Red Dot Auction.  We’re changing up the overall theme from the Life & Times of Chuck Jones to his Golden Age Decade, the 1950s. Any of the over 90 cartoons Chuck Jones directed during the years 1950 – 1959 are fodder for your imagination. A list of the cartoons is available by clicking here.
There will be five categories this year:
  1. Landscape – predominant theme in landscape, seascape, urban-scape; may include cartoon character(s)
  2. Portrait – may be a self-portrait or the portrait of another person or cartoon character
  3. Homage – to an art genre, specific artist, or live action film
  4. Assemblage – collage using unconventional materials-take something and make something new out of it or its parts
  5. 3D – we’ll provide an 8″ 3D “Cre8ive Peeple” (see below) to be painted and enhanced as you envision

There are only 30 spaces available in each of the five different sections, all requests for a specific section will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

To submit your information and section request, click here.

The canvas provided for the first four sections will be a 12″ square and as last year, we ask that you sign the artwork on the reverse.  For the 3D object, please sign the bottom of the object. HOWEVER,  

new this year

 , you may choose to work inany size canvas or other substrate you’d like to provide yourself.

You may prefer to work on paper or another substrate and that’s fine, as long as we can mount it to the 12″ square canvas for presentation the night of the event. The artwork should be signed on the reverse so that bidders at this silent auction will not know who has created which work of art.
 
Won’t you share your gifts with us and with the Center’s suupporters and patrons?  If you will, please fill out the registration form found HERE.
Canvases are due back no later than Monday, March 27, 2018! Again this year we will bring the Red Dot Auction online for pre-bidding only. This online auction will go live mid-April 2018 and end the evening of Tuesday, May 8, 2018 In order to be included in it, your artwork must arrive no later than March 27, 2018.
And again this year a commemorative poster, similar to the one shown, will be printed; 30 canvases will be selected to represent this year’s Red Dot Auction. Two of the posters will be produced and sold the evening of the event. To be considered for inclusion in the commemorative poster, your artwork must arrive no later than March 15, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, time, and commitment to the vision of the Center.
Exercise Your Genius!
All the best, Robert