Festival of Arts Opens Twin Exhibits
The Festival of Arts opens Art Picks, a multi-media show featuring works by 20 artists from the just-concluded summer show, on display at Wells Fargo. A public reception is planned for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
The exhibit curated by Tim Shockley runs through Oct. 31.
In addition, the Festival’s foaSouth exhibits a new show, “Robert A. Hansen: A Journey,” at 1006 S. Coast Highway, located within Active Culture frozen yogurt shop.
The public is invited to a meet the artist at a reception on Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk in Laguna Beach.
Hansen, a long-time Festival of Arts exhibitor, has spent more than a decade capturing the history and people of Southern Mexico near the Yucatan.
Avran Gallery Features Abstract Works
Avran Art and Design hosts a reception on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring the abstract three-dimensional mixed media works on canvas by M S L and the avant-garde black and white photographs by Gyorgy Toth.
The gallery’s first anniversary will be marked with a group art reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Both events are at 540 S. Coast Highway.
Special Event Set for Cottage Gallery
The Cottage Gallery hosts composer singer Sam Curo on Saturday, Sept. 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at its space, 1524 S. Coast Highway.
College Gallery Moves Uptown
New Space, Laguna College of Art and Design’s inaugural exhibition at its new downtown gallery, LCAD on Forest, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 during Laguna’s Art Walk.
The exhibit features work by award-winning illustrator, designer and LCAD faculty member Luc Desmarchelier; original paintings by astronomical illustrator Don Dixon; and space-inspired collages by visual artist Janice Lowry. The show is curated by LCAD Gallery Director Andrea Harris-McGee.
New Space occupies the street level of One Laguna, at 225 Forest Ave., a collaborative space under development by Firebrand Media. It will also serve as an e-commerce portal to connect visitors and residents with Laguna Beach businesses, recreational activities and more.
Sampling Another Shoreline
“Paintings From The Amalfi Coast,” by Bryan Mark Taylor will open this Saturday, Sept. 28, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Hwy.
The solo exhibition of 40 oils is Bryan’s first one man show at Pacific Edge and will be on display at the gallery through Oct. 31.
Win a Hotel Stay at LOCA Reception
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts hosts a reception and raffle for a stay at Pacific Edge Hotel during Artwalk, Thursday Oct. 3, in the hotel’s lobby, 6-7 p.m., 647 S. Coast Highway.
Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and the winner need not be present. LOCA will also exhibit examples of art from its upcoming workshops.
Artist Republic Presents Pendleton Exhibit
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow gallery opens a solo exhibition with a reception for skateboard graphic artist Don Pendleton during First Thursdays Artwalk, Oct. 3.
Pendleton will be sketching live in the new gallery space, at 1175 S. Coast Highway between 6 and 9 p.m.
The show titled “A Heart As Heavy As Night” will run from Oct. 3-27.