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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...

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...

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...

Jazz on the Green Introduces Fusion Artists

Hailed in the United Kingdom as the “kings of jazz/funk fusion,” Down to the Bone performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Concerts are free to residents or a Festival admission of $4 to $7.     Iconic Film, North...

Garden Welcomes a Potluck Party

The South Laguna Community Garden Park welcomes garden lovers to its annual summer garden festival and potluck from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. There will be live music by Tony Bisson and friends. Donations welcome toward a permanent garden....

Art Seen

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...

Jewish Recipes Warm Up Festival

The Art of Cooking Series continues at the Festival of Arts from 1- 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with Judy Bart Kancigor, teacher of Jewish cooking and family life. “Many of her recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and we’re honored that she’ll be sharing...

Band Grants Go to Good Use

A $5,000 grant from the Festival of Arts enabled the Laguna Beach High School jazz band to compete in the Riverside Community College band competition where they took first place as well as purchase instruments. Another gift of $750 from the Ebell Club allowed three students to...

Magic Unfolds at Festival Events

  The theme of the Pageant of the Masters 2014 is “The Art Detective.” Pageant Director Diane Challis was asked: “Who is the art detective?” Her reply? “Anyone who suffers from a case of curiosity. Anyone who is driven to ask who, what, where, when and...

Festival Foundation Confers Local Grants

The Festivals of Arts Foundation has awarded $90,000 in grants to local non-profits. Recipient include the Laguna Art Museum, the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach Live!, the LBHS Band Boosters, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Community Concert Band,  Laguna Dance...

Art Seen

Studying Oil Painting and Native Creatures Enjoy an informative tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, April 12, with a close-up view of live sea lions, followed by a hands-on art project, taught by a professional instructor Mary Hurlbut. Everyone takes home...

Jones Appointed to Festival Board

    The Festival of Arts’ board appointed Laguna Beach resident and festival artist Kathy Jones to fill out the remaining term of an open seat on the nine-member board. Jones, a former senior manager at two universities, fills a position left open by Tammie Arnold, who...

Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

The grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival will come to life for a weekend of live music March 29 and 30, a rare treat in a venue primarily dedicated to winter and summer visual art fairs where music is served up as a side dish. The Blue Water Festival is the brainchild of local...

Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

The grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival will come to life for a weekend of live music March 29 and 30, a rare treat in a venue primarily dedicated to winter and summer visual art fairs where music is served up as a side dish. The Blue Water Festival is the brainchild of local...

Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

A nearly 17-mile pursuit of a reckless motorist by Newport Beach police Thursday afternoon drew a slew of onlookers along Coast Highway and Broadway Street, and ended in the Festival of Arts parking lot where police used a stun gun to subdue the driver, police said Friday. The...