The Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) is a community arts and cultural center serving Huntington Beach and the Southern California region. The Art Center opened its doors to the public in 1995 and presents the works of artists producing in all media. Through exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, lectures, and educational programming, HBAC serves to advance public awareness and understanding of cultural, historic, and contemporary perspectives.
HBAC creates opportunities for local, regional, and national artists and the community to share in a climate of experimentation, education, and experience. HBAC is a public/private partnership with the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, a non-profit private corporation. The Art Center is operated through the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department, Cultural Services Division.
Founded in 1989, the Art Center Foundation was created to raise funds for the Art Center construction and program endowment and until 2002 the Foundation produced the annual Summer Classic Equestrian event as their primary fundraiser. The Foundation continues to raise funds through a variety of special events throughout the year and has successfully raised over $2 million for the Art Center's renovation, programs, and operations.
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The galleries open by appointment.
Kate Hoffman, Executive Director
Sabrina Pettrow, Community Services Specialist
Elizabeth Basile, Arts Development Coordinator
Kathleen Fenstermaker, Arts Marketing Coordinator
Brian Ball, Preparator