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A Transformational Experience

Imagine a place where budding young artists and creative thinkers come together to explore the arts, nourish their sense of self and make lasting friendships.

At arts-X-press, you’ll spend five days immersed in the arts. You’ll sleep in the dorms and eat meals in the cafeteria at Concordia University Irvine. You’ll spend your days exploring different art forms in professional arts spaces with some of the best arts professionals in the region. You’ll be challenged to express yourself creatively and collaborate with your fellow arts-X-pressers who come from all over Southern California.
“I made so many friends: my confidence is boosted. Everyone was so friendly and fun. My workshops were a blast and I have grown and learned so much!”arts-X-press student

Self-Expression - Confidence - Community

Arts-X-press is a safe haven for self-expression. We create an environment that values each student’s individuality and we cultivate students’ ability to appreciate the magic in life. By the end of arts-X-press, our students feel more confident in themselves and leave with the courage to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

AXP@Home Spring Workshops


Pacific Symphony's arts-X-press program went virtual in 2020 with our rebranded virtual program, AXP@Home. Since Fall of 2020 we have been holding virtual monthly alumni workshops, each focused on a different art form led by arts-X-press staff.

We are now opening a second series of these special-themed workshops for new students to join and to start building a community of young artists for summer 2021! AXP@Home Spring Workshops will bring 6th and 7th grade students together from across Orange County (and beyond!), along with arts-X-press counselors and staff, to explore the arts, embrace creativity, and make new friends and connections. 

Register today to be included in these interactive monthly workshops and for priority registration for our 2021 summer program! 

Experience the magic of arts-X-press!

Applications for Summer 2021 will be available May 1, and priority registration will go to AXP@Home Workshop Participants. 

Applications due May 10, 2021!

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