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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.

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‘Art Talks’ Focuses on Photos

‘Art Talks’ Focuses on Photos

Festival of Arts exhibitor Tom Lamb will lead a discussion Tuesday,  July 17, at noon focusing on the impact of photography and digital media in the world of fine art. Festival artists will join him in sharing insights on the ever-changing aspects of photography and how advancements in technology have affected the process of capturing […]

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Laguna’s Color Enlivens the Airport’s Canvas

Laguna’s Color Enlivens the Airport’s Canvas

In an effort to market its cultural wares to visitors, the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau will open an exhibit showcasing the town’s past and present through its arts organizations this weekend in John Wayne Airport’s new Terminal C. The exhibit debuts July 15 and runs through October. The 11 wall-mounted art display cases […]

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Chef of Edible Art Cooks Amid the Easels

Chef of Edible Art Cooks Amid the Easels

Executive chef-owner Marc Cohen from 230 Forest Avenue and Watermarc, will be the featured chef at the Festival of Arts’ cooking series Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m. Festival visitors become culinary students for an hour as chefs share their tips, tricks and tools. The series features noteworthy local chefs and is free with Festival […]

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Gratitude for Pageant Excursion

Gratitude for Pageant Excursion

Editor, Our big thanks go to the board of the Festival of Arts and June Neptune of Tivoli Terrace restaurant for providing a wonderful evening for a 100 veterans and their support staff on July 9.  This year the Laguna Beach American Legion and VFW Posts invited veterans from Long Beach, Loma Linda and San […]