Art Center

Art Center

538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Cultural Services Supervisor:
Kate Hoffman

Recreation Specialist:
Sabrina Pettrow

(714) 374-1650
Fax: (714) 374-5304

Tuesday – Thursday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturday – 12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
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Rental Facilities Available

Mission Statement

The Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) is a community arts and cultural center serving Huntington Beach and the Southern California region. The Center presents the works of artists producing in all media. Through exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, lectures, and educational programming, the HBAC serves to advance public awareness and understanding of cultural, historic, and contemporary perspectives. The HBAC creates opportunities for local, regional and national artists and the community to share in a climate of experimentation, education, and experience.

Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation

The HBAC is a public/private partnership with the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, a non-profit private corporation. The HBAC is operated through the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department, Cultural Services Division. Founded in 1989, the Art Center Foundation was created to raise funds for the HBAC construction and program endowment. Through 2002, the Foundation produced the annual Summer Classic Equestrian event as their primary fundraiser. They continue to raise funds through events such as the Brunch for the Arts and Dining en Plein Air. The Art Center Foundation has successfully generated over $2 million for the HBAC’s renovation, programs, and operations.

Huntington Beach Art Center Membership

The HBAC invites you to become a member. Membership levels range from $60.00 to $1,000.00 and offer an array of special privileges, including invitations to exhibitions and events, special discounts on classes, workshops and events, and a 10% discount in the HBAC Store. In turn, your membership will provide support for the HBAC’s education and exhibition programs.

Friends/Family Membership $60.00
Student/Senior Membership $40.00
Supporter Membership $150.00
Sustaining Membership $300.00
Director’s Circle Membership $1,000.00

Gallery Exhibitions

The exhibition program features the work of contemporary artists working in all media. The HBAC has established a national reputation for presenting artists of national and international prominence as well as the works of emerging artists. The exhibition program begins the year with the annual, open call community exhibition of local and regional artists, Centered on the Center, which attracts nearly 300 artists for the salon style presentation.

Education Program

The HBAC offers a wide range of fine art classes for youth and adults taught by professional artists. In a multidisciplinary educational approach, classes include instruction in drawing, painting, watercolor, jewelry, and photography, Polynesian dance classes for youth and adults and specialized workshops. Information and registration is available at the HBAC and in the SANDS Community Services Guide at

Art at the Beach

The popular Art at the Beach art camp for children ages 6-12 years old offers a week-long experience exploring the visual and performing arts. Full and half day sessions are available from June through August. Taught by professional artists, each week explores a different theme through a variety of media, culminating with an art project held at the beach on Friday afternoons.

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