Prayers, Protection, and Resistanc
Jun
22
Aug 20

Prayers, Protection, and Resistanc

When faced with overwhelming circumstances beyond their control, artists respond with unexpected and powerful life-affirming artwork. Hundreds of artists consider the world’s troubles on a personal scale in this invitational group exhibition incorporating all media. Co-curated by Margaret Garcia and Nataasja Saint-SatyrSponsored by BLICK Art Materials

Summer Solstice Festival
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Summer Solstice Festival

Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food, and plenty of activities. Enjoy the free children’s art events and play area as well as an arts & crafts fair. And new this summer--1st ever OC Beer Alley!

A Taste of Exotic Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal
Jun
30
6:30 pm18:30

A Taste of Exotic Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal

A special opportunity to sample less familiar authentic cuisine from different regions of Mexico. Guest will embark on a culinary tour of Mexico with chefs representing Puebla, Guerrero, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Jalisco, and the state of Mexico with Mezcal from Oaxaca.  Fullerton’s own Bootlegger’s Brewery supplies seasonal brews for the occasion. 

Dirty Cello
Jul
6
7:30 pm19:30

Dirty Cello

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. 

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble
Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble

Featuring the Eastern European domra, the triangular, three-stringed balalaika, and the bayan/accordion, Firebird’s repertoire ranges from traditional Russian, Ukrainian, and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and original com- positions. 

Jack's Cats
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Jack's Cats

Swing clarinetist & saxman Jack Malmstrom’s sextet of the most in-demand players from Los Angeles’ thriving vintage jazz scene entertain audiences with a hybrid new/old sound unmistakably grounded in 30s - 40s swing, yet contemporary and alive. 

Ploughboys
Aug
3
7:30 pm19:30

Ploughboys

Whether performing in the Celtic tradition, favorites from the British Isles, or their own, wickedly clever compositions, the Ploughboys are sure to provide a hard-driving, rollicking, hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time! 

GALLERY TOUR - Prayers, Protection, and Resistance
Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

GALLERY TOUR - Prayers, Protection, and Resistance

When faced with overwhelming circumstances beyond their control, artists respond with unexpected and powerful life-affirming artwork. Hundreds of artists consider the world’s troubles on a personal scale in this invitational group exhibition incorporating all media. Co-curated by Margaret Garcia. 

KMUK Radio Hour
Aug
24
7:30 pm19:30

KMUK Radio Hour

KMUK radio is on the air!!! Become part of the past as we create a LIVE radio show, broadcast from the Muckenthaler Amphitheatre! Join the Muck staff and special guest house band as we relive the heyday of 1920s and 30s radio broadcasts complete with period programming, drama, news flashes, and commercials. 

Peter Brandon
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

Peter Brandon

Country singer/songwriter Peter Brandon returns for a one-night-only concert. A Fullerton native, Brandon has the distinction of being the fastest-selling artist ever at the Muckenthaler! Make sure to arrive early, seating is first come, first served! 

Annual Gala: Rum-Runner Cruise
Sep
23
6:30 pm18:30

Annual Gala: Rum-Runner Cruise

Join costumed passengers and crew of the SS MUCKENTHALER, enjoy a delicious dinner, “cut a rug” on the dance floor as a live band plays music of the 20s and 30s, and try your luck at activities to raise funds for the Muckenthaler’s Educational Programming. 

Community Collaboration Conference Fall 2017
Oct
12
9:00 am09:00

Community Collaboration Conference Fall 2017

Speakers from local foundations, nonprofit leaders, businesses and educators will be featured. The focus will be on helping your organization learn how to achieve more funding and enhanced outcomes through collaboration to reach your organization’s goals. 

Arts & Music Night
Dec
7
6:30 pm18:30

Arts & Music Night

This youth oriented night of art and music celebrates the community's talented, up-and-coming artists. Local music groups perform amongst the finest works from seven different Fullerton district high schools! Check out interactive art activities and more! 

Holiday Festival
Dec
17
12:00 pm12:00

Holiday Festival

The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including live stage performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. 


Motor Car Festival | May 20 & May 21
May
20
May 21

Motor Car Festival | May 20 & May 21

The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is an invitation only event dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Southern California's automotive history. Tickets Available at the gate day of event. 

California Palms - Closed
May
11
Jun 11

California Palms - Closed

Gallery Closed due to a private event on Sunday, June 11, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The Muckenthaler continues our collaboration with renowned painter Frank Romero, who curates a group exhibition on the subject of California’s ubiquitous palm trees, iconic to the region, but possibly on the way out as city planners replace aging specimens with drought tolerant alternatives. 

OPENING April 27 - California Palms
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

OPENING April 27 - California Palms

The Muckenthaler continues our collaboration with renowned painter Frank Romero, who curates a group exhibition on the subject of California’s ubiquitous palm trees, iconic to the region, but possibly on the way out as city planners replace aging specimens with drought tolerant alternatives. 

5th Annual Speakeasy
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

5th Annual Speakeasy

Attend the best kept secret in Fullerton, with a live band and dancing as well as the best “libations” in the city. Be part of an evening of jazz, historic cars, temperance ladies, and maybe even a police raid. Mixologists from Fullerton’s very own downtown speakeasy—Tribune—will be serving custom crafted concoctions!

Spring Family Arts Night
Apr
6
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Family Arts Night

Join us as we explore various mediums of creativity! Our numerous art teachers will share their particular talents for the entire family to explore on this FREE night of the arts! 

InsideOut Prison Arts Program
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

InsideOut Prison Arts Program

We present an evening of readings featuring the written works of formerly incarcerated young adults from InsideOUT Writers’ classes, in collaboration with the California Arts Council’s prison project, and the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. 

Sligo Rags
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Sligo Rags

The darlings of Disneyland’s “Paradise Garden Bandstand,” this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. 

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble returns to the Muckenthaler for its fourth annual concert celebrating the unaccompanied choral music of the medieval, renaissance, and early baroque eras. This year the Ensemble will focus onrich and diverse choral music from the first half of the 16th century.

Portraits & Figures: A National Watercolor Exhibition
Mar
2
Apr 9

Portraits & Figures: A National Watercolor Exhibition

Following a successful return to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center last year, the National Watercolor Society opens our gallery season with an exhibition of its members devoted to figurative portraits. The invitational show features a diverse range of works by over forty of its member artists working in some form of water-based media.

Community Collaboration Conference Spring 2017
Feb
23
9:00 am09:00

Community Collaboration Conference Spring 2017

Speakers from local foundations, nonprofit leaders, businesses and educators will be featured. The focus will be on helping your organization learn how to achieve more funding and enhanced outcomes through collaboration to reach your organization’s goals. 

A Charlie Chaplin Valentine!
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

A Charlie Chaplin Valentine!

Three great Charlie Chaplin short comedies back to back accompanied live and completely improvised by award winning composer, Michael D. Mortilla. A unique and memorable experience that’s fun for all ages.

Holiday Festival 2016
Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

Holiday Festival 2016

Presented by Opus Bank

Free Admission 

The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. 

Day of the Dead Festival
Nov
6
12:00 pm12:00

Day of the Dead Festival

Free Admission 

The Muckenthaler presents Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 400 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and festive activities. Featuring grammy nominated Trio Ellas, Sean Oliu from La Voz Kids, classical guitarist Joseph Yashar, Groupo Folklorico Monte Alban, and more!

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition
Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

Gallery Opening Reception

Free Admission | Donations Welcomed | Refreshments Available

Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school students. 

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition
Nov
3
Dec 31

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school students. 

Joe Monti Magic
Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

Joe Monti Magic

Magician Joe Monti returns to wow audiences with his sleight of hand. Monti has performed for clients in 40 countries and is currently the TV producer and head consultant for the #1 TV magic series in history; Criss Angel: Mindfreak