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Festival of Arts Prospers in 2012

Festival of Arts Prospers in 2012

With Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts turning 81 next summer and revenue above projections  due to the success of “The Genius,” last year’s Pageant of the Masters production, the overall mood at the organization’s annual meeting on Wednesday was celebratory. “Our finances are sounder than they have ever been,” said board member and treasurer Anita […]

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Rotary Revs Up for Car Show

Rotary Revs Up for Car Show

A collection of classic cars and motorcycles bring to life the history, engineering ingenuity and art form of automobile design during Laguna Beach Rotary Club’s 9th Annual Classic Car Show, set for Sunday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Festival of Arts’ grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. This annual event features […]

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Living Green on Conservancy’s Dinner Agenda

Living Green on Conservancy’s Dinner Agenda

Chris Prelitz, a local resident and co-founder of Transition Laguna Beach, speaks at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Tivoli Terrace restaurant on the grounds of the Festival of Arts. Prelitz is a green building pioneer, constructing the first solar-powered home in Laguna Beach in 1994. The no-host […]

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Cyclists Pedal to Support AIDS Services

Cyclists Pedal to Support AIDS Services

The third annual Orange County Ride for AIDS (OCRA), which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, setting out and finishing at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts. The 100-mile event begins with rider registration at 5:30 a.m. departure at 7 a.m. Taste of OCRA participants will leave at 11 a.m. The post-ride festival will begin […]

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Stars Turn Out for Pageant Gala

Stars Turn Out for Pageant Gala

  Festival of Arts board member Anita Mengels with noted lawyer Gloria Allred. Nearly 3,000 fans swarmed the Festival of Arts’ grounds to hear award-winning performer Christopher Cross in concert last Saturday, the capstone special event of the summer season. Special guests, including television and sports celebrities, enjoyed a private showing of the Festival of […]

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Laguna Welcomes Hometown Medalist

Laguna Welcomes Hometown Medalist

The city will honor Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the community pool from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the pool at 670 Park Ave. will be free and residents are encouraged to bring their suit and towel.  Mayor Jane Egly will present Dries with a City Council proclamation honoring […]

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A Night With Stars Under the Stars

A Night With Stars Under the Stars

Award-winning Christopher Cross will perform in concert Saturday, Aug. 25, at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts and Marcia Gay Harden will also pull the winning raffle ticket at 8:15 p.m. for a $50,000 2013 Acura. The evening’s festivities begin at 5 p.m. when attending celebrities will walk the red carpet at the Festival of Arts’ […]

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Junior Artist Comes Full Circle

Junior Artist Comes Full Circle

By Sharbie Higuchi, Special to the Independent   When Molly Hutchings was a 10th grader in 1967, her art teacher at San Clemente High School submitted her first watercolor painting to be considered for exhibition at the Junior Art Exhibit at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts. Several thousand other pieces of art by students K-12 […]

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Free Admission to Festival Goers Donating Supplies

Free Admission to Festival Goers Donating Supplies

Continuing its mission to educate the public and feature the arts in the community, the Passport to the Arts team of Laguna Beach, including and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, will hold its third annual Art Supplies Donation Day, August 10. Visitors who donate a new, unopened art supply valued at $5 or […]

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Visual Art Lends Backing to Others Arts Groups

Visual Art Lends Backing to Others Arts Groups

The Festival of Arts Foundation has awarded the Laguna Community Concert Band a $5,000 grant to support the continued growth of the band, the education of its members, and to assist in the bands scholarship program. In addition, the foundation also recently awarded a grant to the Laguna Beach Chorale for its work in producing […]

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Legend’s Son Wraps Jazz Series

Legend’s Son Wraps Jazz Series

James Tormé, son of legendary entertainer Mel Tormé and British actress Janette Scott, will perform on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 1-3 p.m. on stage at the Festival of Arts’ green. There is no extra cost beyond admission to the festival. The singer infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences.

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Dishing Up ‘Clean’ Cuisine

Dishing Up ‘Clean’ Cuisine

Nirvana Grille’s “clean” California cuisine takes center stage at the Festival of Arts on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. when executive chef and owner Lindsay Smith-Rosales shares and demonstrates recipes. Smith-Rosales specializes in healthy organic ingredients. Founded first in 2006 in Mission Viejo, Nirvana Grille offers fresh, local fare sourced from area growers. In […]

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No Steamrolling Family Fun

No Steamrolling Family Fun

Parents and children will be treated to exciting adventures in art, compliments of the Festival of Arts on Saturday, July 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Art projects in ceramics and mixed media, scavenger hunts, ceramics, marionette shows, balloon art, face painting and stringing together a Hawaiian anklet will entertain and ignite the imagination. Guests […]

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Prize Drawing for the Ritz

Prize Drawing for the Ritz

The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts is hosting a prize drawing to win a one-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, valued at $607, for those who purchase items from the annual Art-To-Go fundraising collection from now until Aug. 11. The bonus drawing will be announced on the Festival grounds on Saturday, Aug. […]

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Chef Demos at Festival

Chef Demos at Festival

Chef Kiel Anderson from Laguna Beach’s Watermarc restaurant makes a visit to the Festival of Arts to demonstrate his skills and share his flavors on Sunday, July 22, a 1 p.m. This special event takes place on the Festival of Arts green and is free with Festival admission.