Grand Central Art Center

Our Partnership

John D. Spiak, Director and Chief Curator of Grand Central Art Center, is a founding board member of Community Engagement.  Spiak was instrumental in the development of our social practice art initiative "Creatives-in-Residence".  In mid-2014, GCAC incubated our program by providing vital administrative and supportive services to our pilot program in Santa Ana and Phoenix, AZ.  After a successful first year, together we chose to found a new nonprofit organization to further develop socially engaged arts in underrepresented and marginalized communities.  

Today, Grand Central Art Center is home to our Creatives working in Santa Ana.  GCAC also provides our Creatives with studio space to further develop their art practice.  

Thank you GCAC for being our very first partner and for your continued support!


Grand Central Art Center, view from the fountain at the 2nd Street Promenade

Grand Central Art Center, view from the fountain at the 2nd Street Promenade

About GCAC


A unit of California State University, Fullerton – College of the Arts, Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) is dedicated to the open exploration of contemporary art and visual culture: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through socially engaged collaborations among artists, students, and the community.



John D. Spiak, Director/Chief Curator

Tracey Gayer, Associate Director

Chris Wormald, Chief Preparator

Araceli Figueroa, Gallery Associate/Campus Engagement

Lainey LaRosa, Gallery Assistant

Rachel Ezell, Gallery Assistant



125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 567-7233