Color It Orange, Orange County’s most extensive youth art exhibition, takes place from March 13-20 at the Laguna College of Art & Design studio and galleries, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, with an opening reception open to the public at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Color It Orange, in its 37th year, is an annual juried youth art exhibition of Orange County public and private school students from kindergarten through grade 12.
Over 800 exceptional pieces were selected from over 4,500 juried entries in genres including drawing, painting, sculpture, print, and photography.
Judges includes college alumna Elizabeth McGhee, Julita Jones of Community Art Project, and Laguna Beach artist Pat Sparkuhl. In addition to jurying the exhibition, the judges will select 10 high school students to receive scholarships to attend the college’s summer portfolio development class.
“By valuing creativity, by celebrating the work of children, and by honoring the dedication of their teachers, Color It Orange has added inestimable value to the life of Orange County and has been instrumental in strengthening the arts throughout the region,” said Nancy Lawrence, president of Designing Women and coordinator of Color It Orange.