"The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art believes art is a vast and limitless resource of inspiration for individuals and cultures,  a truly valuable and necessary part of a vibrant and sentient world."

Located in the heart of Santa Ana's Artist Village, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is an a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts.  OCCCA operates within a sprawling 6,500 square foot exhibition / performance space, presenting an annual roster of compelling, cutting edge, contemporary solo and group art exhibitions as well as a variety of free programming including: Films, Concerts and Lectures. We are an arts institution with tremendous creative resources (in house, in-kind and community support) and a progressive vision for the future. OCCCA provides public educational outreach including on-site studio art workshops for children, teens and adults and other community art services. We also organize and produce collaborative and exchange projects with other national and international arts venues. OCCCA hosts thousands of visitors and has produced hundreds of exhibitions and events over the past three decades. Consistently garnering glowing and successful reviews, OCCCA was recently named one of the best art venues/museums in Orange County by CBS news.

For 34 years, OCCCA has provided a progressive vision and censorship free environment for the arts and we are seeking your support to continue our mission. As a Patron member, you will help to keep the arts alive and flourishing at OCCCA!

OCCCA thrives in the spirit of voluntarism. OCCCA directors receive no salary. This is a pure grassroots organization that works on the passion and creativity of its members, who are artists themselves. Therefore by being a member you are an active participate in its vision and future. We are not beholden to anyone but our standards and community.

What we are able to provide on a shoestring budget, rivials organizations with six-seven figure budgets.

We welcome your Financial Contribution of any amount and/or Donation of items, - which are always appreciated and tax deductible...

Our Patron Membership levels start at $25 per year, guaranteeing your name included on our Donor wall.


Thank you...
Stephen Anderson, Executive Director, OCCCA,
OCCCA Board, Administration and Artist Members


OCCCA Donor Survey



Patron Support Levels

All Levels and benefits are on a one year term basis, and are tax deductible

Thank you for your support.

Donor wall,
4 free catalogs,
10% off art & gallery rental,
25% discount on class tuition
Membership card:

Donor wall,
3 free catalogs,
10% off art,
25% discount on class tuition
Membership card:

Donor wall,
2 free catalogs,
25% discount on class tuition
Membership card:

Donor wall,
1 free catalog,
25% discount on class tuition
Membership card:

Donor wall,
25% discount on class tuition
Membership card:

Donor wall,
Membership card:




Alumni Membership


Exclusive to past outstanding
OCCCA affiliate members

Alumni membership fee:
  • $200 per year
  • (membership card will be
    mailed to you)  


  • Name on Digital Donor Wall (in OCCCA gallery)
  • Name /short artist bio and website link on the OCCCA website.




VIP Donors




Jonathon Webb,
Janice & John Deloof

Chris & Craig Anderson,
Ray Bravo,
Mike & Evalynn Alu,
Steve Fujimoto

Tom Lamb

Deidra Lemmon,
Kelly Joell,
Michele & Tony Adawy,
Richard Younkin,
David Meltzer,
Paul Jeffers,
Grant Beattie,
Francine Filsinger
Stephen Austen
Francine Flisinger













Wish List

  • Operation funding
  • Window replacement
  • Underwriting for exhibition catalogues
  • Solar panels
  • Scissor Lift
  • Gift cards to Home Depot
  • Pedastals / Vitrines

OCCCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law

Checks of any amount will help us out greatly.
Donations of items, and sponsorship is welcome

Checks can be sent also:
Please make them out to "OCCCA"
117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701





•OC Community Foundation Grant 2014
(Art for All Workshop Series)

"Connect Heal End Stigma" Funded by the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Intervention Division, Mental Health Services Act /Prop. 63

•OC Community Foundation Grant 2013
(Art for All Workshop Series)

•Proud Recipient of a 2010 Hoff Foundation Grant

•Recipient of A James Irvine Foundation Grant:
The Orange County Arts Initiative aims to increase the sustainability of small to mid-sized local organizations that produce or present arts and cultural programming. With this in mind, the recent grants were designed for audience development and marketing outreach.

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