If it’s beads you need, look no further than the 25th annual Art of Adorning to be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at 2002 North Main Street in Santa Ana. The Art of Adorning is an annual gathering of talent that highlights hand-made art jewelry as well as importers and distributors of historic and contemporary beads, fabrics, fashion items, clothing, buttons and artifacts sponsored by the Bead Society of Orange County. Enjoy the creations of over 60 member/participants from all over the southland. The event is free to the general public with plenty of parking available in both north and south parking lots of the Bowers Museum.
The Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) was established in 1994 as an affiliate group of the Bowers Museum. The BSOC has grown from a small group of ten women who shared a common interest in beads into a group of more than 200 members. The Mission of the BSOC is to provide an educational resource in the artistic, historical and intercultural significance of beads. In addition, the Society fundraising supports the Bowers Museum and its’ programs.