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The Occidental Center for the Arts provides diverse, high-quality arts and cultural events to western Sonoma County and the communities beyond. Housed in a newly remodeled performing venue with superb acoustics and an adjacent exhibition gallery, the OCA works to enrich the lives of local residents through diverse cultural performances, exhibitions, events and arts education that inspire, teach, and entertain.
The Occidental Center for the Arts exists to provide a welcoming and accessible venue for the performing and visual arts in Occidental, California. Our mission is to enrich our community by providing diverse cultural experiences that inspire, educate, and entertain.
In the 10 mile radius of Occidental, we have some of the most talented musicians, artists, and actors in Sonoma County. Our wish to bring world class talent to our small town was also developed with the idea to create a space for local artists to perform, develop, and display their work.
Today we have an acoustically excellent auditorium, with a professional stage, light and sound board, audience seating with great sight lines, an art gallery, and and art classroom. The Redwood Arts Council and Occidental Community Choir, long-term community presenting organizations, have made OCA their preferred performance venue. We have performances, literary events and visual art exhibits year round. Read more about the history, who we are today and future plans for OCA plus how you can help us reach our goals. OCA is wheelchair accessible.