Arts is where creativity can really thrive. At Imaginology, that includes crafts, music, dance, painting, and so much more. 

Performances and Art Demos

OC Día del Niño/Day of the Child Festival

Want to see more performances and workshops? Arts Orange County and Media Arts Santa Ana presents their annual OC Día del Niño Festival, a celebration of the Americas & Children’s Arts Festival for the whole family.
Visit the OC Día del Niño Festival

Craft Workshops

Companion Worksheets

We created the following worksheets to help students after watching the videos above. 

Steampunk Hat Kit Giveaway

Calling all imagineers ages 5-18, celebrate Imaginology with your very own steampunk hat! Kits include a mini top hat with mini decorations. 

Monday, April 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20, 2-6 p.m.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center, enter at Gate 8 off Arlington in Costa Mesa

* Kits are limited to one per person (sorry parents and guardians, we cannot provide kits for anyone who is not present at the time of pickup). Kits are free courtesy of OC Fair & Event Center and will be available while supplies last. 

Can’t make the pickup times? Here’s an instruction sheet on how to make your own steampunk hat.

Once you’ve completed your steampunk hat, go to to upload a photo.

Youth Competitions

OC Fair’s Imaginology hosts several youth competitions that explore the arts. Categories include:

  • 3-D Creations
  • Collage
  • Cosplay
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Scarecrow Creations

Check out the Best of Show winners from all categories in the gallery below, or browse all competition entries.

Best of Show – All Categories