California’s ‘Arts City’ Is A Suburb?

“Located 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 15 minutes from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa has been dubbed the City of the Arts. It’s a magical, art-filled cultural and even shopping mecca – from its Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory theater complex to many outdoor sculptures and its world-class ‘anti-mall.'” And while L.A. may have Disney Hall, it is this Orange County suburb which has come to embody the spirit of the arts as ingrained in a community’s soul. Oh, and it’s not bad for tourism, either.