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Festival Façade Comes to Blows

Festival Façade Comes to Blows

Several arts leaders and Laguna Beach’s mayor took turns pulverizing a faux stone entry arch at the Festival of Arts this past Monday, Oct. 13, marking the start of a $3.5 million construction project on the city-owned land that since 1941 has been the permanent home to the city’s original art festival and Pageant of […]

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New Festival Façade Wins Award

New Festival Façade Wins Award

The designer of the Festival of Arts’ new façade, Bauer architects of Newport Beach, has been presented an award of merit in the un-built category by the Orange County chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “There is no greater honor than peer recognition,” said Jay Bauer, founder of Bauer Architects. The award comes as […]

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Hold the Roast

Hold the Roast

By Randy Kraft, Special to the Independent By now, Laguna Beach residents would have been clamoring for tickets to the 23rd annual “Lagunatics,” the homespun production that delights audiences by skewering Laguna life and people using original lyrics matched to popular music. However, No Square Theater’s annual ”Roast of the Coast” is on hold until […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

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 new breed of photographers, whose documentary work often reveals the incongruity […]

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Rotary Shows Off Motor Spirit

Rotary Shows Off Motor Spirit

The 11th annual Laguna Beach Classic Car Show returns on Sunday, Oct. 5, with 140 vintage and antique cars on display from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the city parking lot opposite the Festival of Arts on Laguna Canyon Road. Hundreds of car enthusiasts will attend this invitational event organized by Laguna Beach Rotary […]

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Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club members and the public are invited to enter the club’s novice rose show, 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, on the Laguna Presbyterian Church patio, 415 Forest Ave. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter a single stem rose starting to unfurl. Rose entry must be on the Exhibition Table in Tankersley Hall by 9:55 a.m.  All […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Stars Come Out for Festival Gala Al Jarreau performed to nearly 3,000 fans at the Festival of Arts and celebrity guests enjoyed a private showing of the Pageant of the Masters during an end-of-season gala last month that raised $250,000. Television’s Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, and Matthew Gray Gubler of “Criminal Minds” turned […]

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Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Laguna Beach Belly Dancers, JJ & the Habibis celebrate 30 years of belly dancing at Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., with two shows, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and a parade through the grounds Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. Jheri St. James won two trophies at the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition and the […]

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Festival Of Arts Events

Festival Of Arts Events

Last Chance for Chocolate and Song The “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series concludes with a performance by Billy Valentine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates […]

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Hear the Sounds of Summer

Hear the Sounds of Summer

  A live performance, Sunday Aug., by Quattro a jazz fusion band wraps up the Sunday in Park series at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Showtime is from 2-4 and admission is free with Festival ticket $6-$10.

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Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet returns to the Laguna Art Museum for a free concert Thursday Aug. 14, from 7-8 p.m. Included in the performance will be “Ekphrasis,” a new music and dance commission by Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Dance Festival. The Los Angeles-based string quartet is dedicated to challenging the musical status quo […]

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Artist Sculpts Portraits of a Novel Dimension

Artist Sculpts Portraits of a Novel Dimension

Squinting her eyes and turning her head this way and that, artist Jessica de Stefano is studying her subject, a dark-haired woman grateful she need not sit frozen like statuary. Slowly, a likeness of Carrie Angland emerges, carved from polymer clay that de Stefano paints and fires in porcelain at home. “In my mind I […]

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Pull on the Cowboy Boots for Sawdust’s Western Day

Pull on the Cowboy Boots for Sawdust’s Western Day

Sawdust Art Festival adopts a country western theme Saturday, Aug. 2, with entertainment, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities, all complimentary with entry. Country bands will perform at all three of the festival’s music stages. Art classes allow visitors to create a western keepsake, from leather craft to making a gold […]