The City of Art
The Brea community takes pride in its image as a City of Art. Brea is host to the Curtis Theatre, a Performing Arts Theatre, an Arts in Public Places Outdoor Sculpture Collection, and the Brea Art Gallery. By including art throughout the city, Brea has earned its reputation as one of North Orange County’s premiere cultural venues.
Art in Public Places
Brea’s Art in Public Places began in 1975 and was designed to integrate public art with private development. This nationally recognized program now includes over 185 sculptures, all in public view throughout the city. The Art in Public Places program features a wide range of mediums, styles, and approaches by local, national, and internationally renowned artists.
For more information, please contact:
Jenn Colacion at (714) 671-4452
Ana Bomgaars at (714) 990-7201
The Brea Gallery
The Brea Gallery, established in 1980, is a community-based art space that strives to provide ambitious contemporary art exhibitions for Brea and beyond. The Gallery aims to enrich and engage the community through educational, aesthetic, and intellectual experiences, all while cultivating meaningful relationships with artists. The Gallery hosts four major exhibitions per year as well as a wide variety of workshops and programming.
- Wednesday - Sunday
Noon - 5:00 p.m. (during an exhibition)
Call (714) 990-7731 for current exhibit information.
The Curtis Theatre, also located in the Civic Center, is a 199-seat professional theatre offering a wide range of entertainment, including music, dance, drama, and children’s theatre, by a variety of local and visiting groups. Box Office hours are:
- Saturday - Monday
- Tuesday - Friday
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Call (714) 990-7722 for more information.