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Grand Central Art Center is a collaboration between the City of Santa Ana and Cal State Fullerton’s College of the Arts. The non-profit art center is dedicated to the open exploration of contemporary art and visual culture: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through socially engaged collaborations among artists, students, and the community.

Grand Central Art Center is the result of a unique partnership between the Cal State Fullerton and the City of Santa Ana. Located ten miles south of the main campus in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the art center is a mixed residential, commercial and educational complex. The art center is a 45,000 square-foot, full city-block long and half-city block deep, three-level structure that houses: the Grand Central Main Gallery, Project Room, Education/Teaching Gallery, Grand Central TheaterThe Den Cafe HipcooksBreath of Fire Latina Theater EnsembleThe Wayward Artistliving/studio spaces for visual arts graduate students, and a studio and living space dedicated to the center’s international artist-in-residence program.

GCAC presents exhibitions, installations and performances by local, regional, national, and international artists, exploring topics of social relevance through contemporary art practice.

Three dedicated galleries, a video project gallery, and a project wall are programmed through research, development, and vision of the curatorial team in alignment with Grand Central Art Center’s mission.