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Gates, Ekstrom Receive Art Stars Awards

  Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts recognized its stars and paid tribute to renowned Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair at the eighth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday. About 260 attended the event at Seven Degrees, which included a red carpet reception set to...

Art Star Awards Night is Sure to Glitter

Laguna Beach High School’s performing arts director Mark Dressler will receive a lifetime achievement award during the annual Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 6, the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts announced last week. Photographer and gallery owner Mark Chamberlain, sculptor...

Grant Available to Inspiring Artists

Artists interested in seeking a $5,000 grant for an inspirational project meant to foster innovation must submit their applications by Feb. 7, announced the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts. The grant winner is announced alongside the Alliance’s presentation of annual Art Star...

Applicants Wanted For Inspiring Grant

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts is now accepting applications for a $5,000 Seven-Degrees of Inspiration Grant. Deadline is Feb. 8. Three finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants and the winner announced at the Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 7. The grant is...

Ex-NEA Leader Delivers Art Star Address

Poet and former National Endowment for the Arts chairman Dana Gioia will deliver the keynote speech at the sixth annual Art Star Awards to be held on Sunday, April 1, in Laguna Beach. At the gala, the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts makes awards in seven categories, presented...

Liquescent Premier at 6th Annual Art Star Awards

The short art film documentary ‘’Liquescent’’ by artist Roark Gourley will have its premier at the sixth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 1.   The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts will premiere the film, a result of the artist’s year-long endeavor which was funded...

Art Seen

Gallery Q Hosts Photo Exhibit  The public is invited to attend an artists’ reception at the Laguna Beach Senior Center’s Gallery Q on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy the creative photography by local artists of all ages. Lights snacks and beverages provided. RSVP to Judy...

Art Star Nominees Announced

The categories and the nominees are: best new arts program, Artist Open Studios, Marine Mammal Studios, Musical Theatre University; arts patron of the year, Robert Hayden III, The James Irvine Foundation, and Wells Fargo Bank; outstanding arts collaboration, Festival of Arts and...