The newest addition to the Artist’s Village opened its doors at the last art walk, which takes place every first Saturday of the month. The Copper Door opened where the old Broadway Billiards used to be, at the subterranean level of the Pacific Building on the corner of 3rd & Broadway. The venue has a limited liquor license but makes up for it with a rare selection of beers, ranging from pricey to not-so pricey. The amount of billiard tables has been reduced to two, and are available for $10 and hour. The tables match the venue’s new budgeted, but effective, makeover and color scheme with its wooden siding, seats, and most strikingly, its copper bar counter and copper door.
The newly founded Orange County Film Fiesta in Santa Ana also kicked off that evening with a screening of 42nd Street, starring Bebe Daniels, at the Old Orange County Courthouse. The old courthouse is within the Historic District boundaries, as listed in the National Register of Historic Places and now serves as a museum. An outing downtown turns into a veritable art walk only after walking from the Courthouse to the Santora and catching everything in between.
The Moisés Camacho Art Gallery at The Santora exhibited The Complete Works of Joni Renee, a singer, pianist, and painter originally from Portland, Oregon.