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Auction Supports Rebuilding Exhibition Space

  The Festival of Arts will hold a special “open house” silent auction Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1 – 4 p.m., with proceeds supporting the Festival of Arts Building Fund. The “housing project” was the brainchild of Festival exhibitor Vinta Voogd and artist Betty Haight ran with...

Film Score Recorded in Storied Studio

This Saturday, the Laguna Concert Band will pack up their gear and head to Capital Records studios in Los Angeles to record music to accompany two short films produced by animation students at Laguna College of Art and Design. “The Big Dad Wolf” film short is a hand-drawn film...

Concert Band Performs Free at Festival of Arts

The Laguna Concert Band marks its 15th anniversary with two remaining summer concerts: at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Festival of Arts, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at Central Park in Huntington Beach. The Laguna Concert Band is partly supported by a grant from the...

Cove Gallery Focuses on the Diminutive for Art Walk

Cove Gallery will be hosting “Small Works” at the Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1492 S. Coast Highway. The artists will display “small and affordable” works of limited dimensions and materials. John Hall is the gallery’s featured artist in August. A Dana Point...

Former Hometown Figures in Debut Novel

Former Laguna Beach police dispatcher Cori McGlothlin’s new book, “Falling Forward,” has launched on Amazon as an e-book under her pen name, Audrey Jane Andrews. McGlothlin, who left California and dispatching in 2010 when her daughter Gwendolyn was born, and now lives in Cary,...

Expect Raunchy Fun at ‘Rocky Horror Show’

At more than six feet, he sashays onto the stage in a fishnet top, slightly slipping corset, platform heels and spiky pink hair. In the latest re-incarnation of the Rocky Horror Show lead character and mad scientist Frank-N-Furter works his wacky magic at the No Square Theatre,...

Song, Dance and Business, All in a Day’s Work

  Few would make an immediate connection between owning a toy store and stage acting, but Laguna Beach resident Carol Robinson does just that. She embodies the preacher’s wife in the current Laguna Playhouse production “Footloose.” “Stage work requires a lot of hard work and...

Blue Water Concert Bends Toward the Blues

The Blue Water concert series continues on Saturday, July 25, with The Black Tongued Bells, The Budrows, A Step Further and more from 6-10 p.m. at Bridge Hall, in the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Ann’s Dr. Tickets are $10-$15 general admission, $40-$45 for VIP...

Exhibit Displays Winning Sea Photos

The fourth annual Bluebelt photo contest celebrates marine protected areas with the “What Do You Sea?” Galley Q exhibition at Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. All are invited to the artist’s reception on Thursday, July 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. The exhibition will feature photo...

‘Orange Sunshine’ Explores an Often Forgotten Era

By Richard Chang, Special to the Independent Books lead to movies all the time, but it’s rare when a book inspires an art exhibition. That appears to be the case with the newest group show at Coastline Art Gallery in Newport Beach. “Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists,...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, July 17 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31....

Break Out the Picnic for a Shakespeare Weekend

  Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of “The Tempest” and “As You Like It” takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, respectively, at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road, in Newport Beach. Both 7 p.m. performances are free and open to the public. Those planning...

A Trio’s Source of Inspiration

Three artists describe their “Buddy System,” where they brainstorm new concepts and hold one another accountable, during Art Talks, which continue at noon Thursday, July 23, at the Festival of Arts. Artists Larry Marley, Ray Brown, and Rachel Young, who met at the art show in...

Artist Breaks Through in a New Medium

By Anne Moore It is not often that an artist switches to a completely new medium. That is what Laguna artist and resident Marjorie Sanders has done by moving from digitally created, metallic prints to fused glass pieces. After a three-year hiatus, Sanders has returned to...

On the Table

Breakfast is Ready Sip LaMill coffee, fresh juice or a mimosa at Sapphire Laguna while enjoying menu items like lemon ricotta pancakes, quinoa oatmeal or the open-faced breakfast sandwich. New weekday breakfast service from 8-10:30 a.m. runs through Labor Day.