The historic Knights of Pythias Building on 5th & Broadway is home to the California Center for Digital Arts.
It may be tucked away upstairs, but this studio, school and gallery occupies the entire second floor with an entrance between La Rinconada Restaurant and Ninjas with Appetite on 5th Street.
Make your way to the Center this Artwalk and check out four awesome photographers showing their work. In addition, Monica Royal will host a talk on "Motivation and Inspiration" at 5:30pm.
Monica Royal is considered to be one of the most innovative macro artists today. Her signature droplet artwork has become a source of inspiration for countless other artists who study under her. Monica works closely with Tamron USA, Savage Universal and Millers Professional Imaging to produce the highest quality fine art photography. She is a published author on macro photography and has permanent fine art installations in Canada, the U.S. and Guam.
Photography is my passion. I love creating original pieces unique to my vision by manipulating my images digitally and by utilizing alternative processing techniques.
David Moyle is a local photographer whose artistic work has been displayed at several galleries. His photography was selected as a finalist for the Kinsey Institute annual art competition. He was also honored with an award from B&W Magazine and in the B&W Spider Awards in the Fine Art category. David was selected as one of the 20 “Creatives” to display work at OC Weekly’s 2015 “Artopia” and his work was displayed at Musee du Louvre in Paris as part of the see me Exposure Awards. He was an international Color Awards Nominee and a Spider Fellow Nominee in 2013.
Dan Holmes travels the world exploring, discovering, and telling stories with light. Known for his emotional and evocative imagery, he takes great pleasure in teaching about photographing in the natural world. He specializes in Fine Art Nature, Events, Commercial, and Workshops. Dan’s awards include PPC Nature, Landscape, & Photojournalist Photographer of the Year; Kodak Gallery Award; Black and White Spider International, Creative Asia and others. He is represented by Getty Images, and Premier Artists Collection. This is a free event.
About the California Center for Digital Arts
310 W. 5th St. | North Broadway
The California Center for Digital Arts is more than a collection of useful equipment, studios, classrooms, and top-flight teachers. It is a student resource for beginners and a source of inspiration for advanced image/video creators developing new, or expanding, visual voices. The California Center for Digital Arts is a community of artists with expert instructors and hands on learning.
About First Saturday DTSA Artwalk
Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village, East End, West End, Main St. and North Broadway
DTSA Artwalk is like a free carnival happening across downtown Santa Ana. There are two main outdoor festival areas with vendors, pop-up artists and performances, over 20 art galleries and studios with rotating art shows and performances and live music.