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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.  

Rockabilly Sound Kicks off Concerts on the Green

Former Stray Cat and rockabilly artist Lee Rocker performs at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, during the Festival of Arts’ Concerts on the Green. The summer-long Saturday afternoon concert series will also feature other genres including jazz and Motown. Concerts are free with admission...

Exhibit Features 25 years of Photography

  BC Space Gallery’s opened its newest exhibition, “The Photographer’s Exchange: A Quarter Century of Sharing the Light,” this week. The Photographer’s Exchange was founded in 1990 and is made up of three fine art photographers: Larry Vogel, Larry Weise and Larry Pribble....

Supporters Host Book Party

A book signing party will be held at the Top of the World home of Martha and Tom Davis, 2903 Mountain View Dr., Friday, July 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for Turner Simkins’ book, “Possibilities.” In the book, Simkins, Ms. Davis’ brother, tells the story of his son, Brennan, who...

Designers Unroll the Beauty of Textiles

Textile arts grab the spotlight at the Laguna Beach International Wrap Festival, planned for July 14 – 19 at the Sawdust Art Festival with a fashion show at Seven Degrees. The festival’s centerpiece fashion show steps off Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. where 14 designers...

Capturing the Spectacular on Canvas

By Torie Hamilton, Special to the Independent Walk into Trevor Christiansen’s Laguna College of Art and Design studio and your eyes will have a difficult time focusing on one subject. Hanging and leaning on the walls are large painted oil landscapes, theatrical and spectacular in...

Discuss Art with Festival Exhibitors

Rick Graves leads a panel discussion with artists who have made the leap from a different career during the first Art Talks at noon Thursday, July 9, held on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Art Talks feature a different Festival of Arts exhibitor in an...

Buck Naked Band Rides Again

Members of the Western swing band Buck Naked and the Chapped Cheeks invite all to join them for music, dancing, and lots of laughs at the No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St., Thursday, July 9. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $20-$25; for $10 more, enjoy a BBQ dinner with the...

Love Blooms Between Pageant Volunteers

                  By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent More than 1,200 people turned out to audition in January for this summer’s Pageant of the Masters, a show that would not proceed without the dedication of volunteers. Even...

New, Familiar Faces Heed Sawdust Festival’s Call

  An excited buzz of the crowd eagerly anticipating entrance into the Sawdust Art Festival grounds for this past Tuesday’s preview night signals a summer ritual that artists and art-enthusiasts alike look forward to. The Sawdust Art Festival returns for its 49th summer in...

Expect a Surprise Along the 405

Artist Zio Ziegler, who painted a mural in the Laguna Beach gallery Artists Republic during a recent show, will tackle a far larger canvas visible to motorists on the 405 freeway. Over three days, Ziegler plans to cover a 15,000 square foot exterior wall of Tillys Ecommerce...