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Botanical Photographer’s Exhibit Blooms for Art Walk

Artist David Leaser offers a rare glimpse into the world of flowers as the featured artist at Wyland Gallery during Laguna Beach’s Art Walk on Thursday, June 4. Best known for detailed botanical portraits, Leaser will display his award-winning artwork from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in a...

Summer Jazz Series Starts Up

Jazz Wednesdays summer series returns to Aliso Canyon at The Ranch, 31106 S. Coast Highway, with Haley Reinhart, an “American Idol” finalist who will join Dave Damiani and his 10-piece No Vacancy Orchestra from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. “Adding Haley to the big band sounds...

Poets Step Into the Spotlight

Laguna Beach Library honors winners of its annual poetry contest Saturday, June 6, at noon. Master of ceremonies, John Gardiner, will host a public reading of winning entries in the “Winds of Change” contest. The top three winners in each age category will be recognized and are...

Funding Art Appreciation

Grant Brings Music to Kids   Laguna Beach Live! received a grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation for $2000. The grant will be used to support their Live! Music & Kids outreach program. The grant supports enrichment programs like the concert performed last week for...

Cookbook Author Tries Out Another Recipe

Sara Forte, a food blogger and author of “The Sprouted Kitchen,” introduces her new book, “The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Her husband, photographer Hugh Forte, whose work has been featured in several...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 29 Singer songwriter John Troy, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. “Love, Lost and What I Wore,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $41-$61, 949 497- 2787. Thru 6/7. “You Can’t Take it With You,” 7:30 p.m.,...

Prolific Local Sculptor Dies

Festival of Arts officials announced the death of local sculptor Terry Thornsley, 56, earlier this week, but a spokeswoman declined to provide other details. The name may not be familiar to those outside the artistic community, but Thornsley’s work embellishes the town from north...

Blue Water Concert Series Makes Waves

The Pawn Shop Kings will be the first to take advantage of a Blue Water Music Festival concert series kicking off from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Neighborhood Congregational Church. The series on the fourth Saturday of each month is designed to showcase original artists...

Dream Chronicles Opens At LGOCA

  Photographer Lucia Ferreira Litowtschenko will have a solo show at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, 611 S. Coast Highway, with receptions from 6-10 p.m. on June 4 and July 2. Litowtschenko uses photography to build fictional stories. Her work has been exhibited at...

The Greeter Documentary Progresses

Laguna local and owner of Elestial Productions Martin Yewchuk says that Hollywood producers Victoria Paige Meyerink and Steven Vlasak have agreed to help him finalize and market his documentary “The Greeter,” about Laguna Beach’s past and present greeters. Local composer and...

Jewelry Maker Pioneers a New Technique

Adam Neeley, 31, has been making jewelry for half of his life. His pendant design “South Sea Glow,” came to him in a dream, he says. In the piece, which has won awards, color is graduated in both pearl and metal along an undulating line. Neeley developed a technique he nam...

Workshop Offers Media Tips to Galleries

Learn formulas to self-promote your events at a 10 a.m. workshop Friday, May 22, free to Laguna Beach gallery owners and their employees. Gallerists will learn step-by-step instructions on how to get newspaper articles published in local papers both in print and online. Learn...

New Baas Collection Opens

Laguna Beach-based artist Jacobus Baas will premiere 35 new oils this Saturday, May 16, in his show “Chasing The Light” at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Hwy. There will be an artist reception open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show will continue through...

Concert Celebrates Booking Company’s Second Year

A line up of several rock groups perform Friday, May 22 at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club in “Dramarama Rock ’n’ Roll Circus II.” Event production company Tightrope Entertainment celebrates its second year with the concert where a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 15 Classical chamber musicians El Re’al Players, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Sabrina Lentini, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Boogie Knights, 8...