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Opening a Window Into the Chouinard Legacy McCollum opens an exhibit showcasing the Chouinard Foundation, whose collection includes numerous works donated by students and instructors from the legendary Choinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. The opening is from 6 to 9 p.m....

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Ocean Collage to Emerge From Workshop Laguna Outreach for Community Arts presents a family-friendly 9 a.m. art class at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon on Saturday, Nov. 1. Instructor Grant Bathke will guide participants in how to paint watercolor cut-outs of...

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Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist...

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Canadian Artist Comes South The Signature Gallery will host a soirée from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, to celebrate French-Canadian artist Joëlle Blouin, who will live in Laguna Beach for the next three years after obtaining a special visa. Blouin paints thick textured cubes...

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The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free....

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The Glass artist Maggie Spencer welcomes visitors to her studio this weekend.Festival of Arts purchased Baldemar Fierro’s color photograph, “Favela Morro do Cantagalo,” an image of the slums above Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, to add to its own collection. Fierro exemplifies a...

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Visitors Enter the Artist’s Studio for a Night With tarps and tables, cans of paints and palette knifes, visitors to The Signature Gallery will get a glimpse inside a working artist studio during the Thursday, Oct. 2, Artwalk. Artist Allen McKenzie will be demonstrating his thick...

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Pop Art Invades Via Mars JoAnne Artman Gallery hosts Robert Mars first solo exhibition: “Mars Attacks!” at 326 N. Coast Highway through Oct. 31 The mixed media artist explores Americans’ fixation with the iconic. By using symbols from mass media culture, Mars both critiques our...

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Artistic Talent is in the Family Genes Charles Pabst, Cara Pabst Moran, and Michael Pabst present their latest works in a father, daughter and son show during Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. Gallery director, Jessica Fry, is an...

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Festival Rounds Up Artists for a Horse Benefit Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival joins the fight to protect wild horses with selected exhibitors sharing in the painting of an official wild horse sculpture, which will be sold to support Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary....

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Rarely Seen Paintings On Display Gallery McCollum opens “A California Tradition” exhibition, featuring 12 of the top California landscape artists, spanning three generations, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The artists range from two historical California painters including...

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Carnival of Venice Series Opens at Artist Eye Giorgio Dimichina’s new series of paintings depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia go on display at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway Aug. 1-30. The artist will discuss his work during...

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Artistic Partners Share Fringe Benefits The benefits and challenges of creating work together will be discussed by Betty Haight and Stephanie Cunningham who have been Festival of Art exhibitors for six years. The discussion takes place from 12-1 p.m., Thursday, July 31 at the...

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Family Art Day Introduces Kids to Art  Kids will be able to create their own works of art during Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts, from 12-3 p.m., Saturday, July 19. Besides the Festival’s ceramic and mixed media workshops, the grounds will be alive with entertainment for...

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Sawdust Adds New Art Programs In addition to the 16 new artists and several new musical acts, the Sawdust Art Festival presents two new art programs, including Sip, Talk & Walk artist tours Wednesdays at 3 and 7 p.m. and Kids Art Alley art classes on Thursdays at 6 p.m....