1888 Center

The innovative 1888 Center is located at the heart of the historic District in Old Towne Orange, California. The building, constructed in 1925, hosts a bookshop, gallery, multi-use performance space, and café serving creative beverages crafted by Contra Coffee & Tea.


The How The Why is a half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose. Occasionally, episodes will be recorded live at special events including Eichler Sessions and university tours through our Literary Arts Collective.


A collection of short videos detailing 1888 programs including Routineology and Small Towne Short Stories. We also document the stories of our creative neighbors and their collaborative projects.

Villa Park Orchards Packinghouse

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What is your creative routine?

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Hope, Faith, Morality

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Guiding the Story

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Little Island

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At Moca Grand Avenue

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Hey Kid

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115 North Orange Street,
Orange, California 92866




Mon Closed
Tue 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm


Mon Closed
Tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 7:00 pm