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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 […]

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Festival Receipts Support Local Arts Programs

Festival Receipts Support Local Arts Programs

The public school music programs at Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School received a $5,000 gift from the Festival of Arts Foundation this year. The donation helped replace instruments, provide scholarships, allowed the bands to participate in competitions and continues to improve the program. The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach was […]

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Watercolor, Early California Inform ‘Art Talks’

Watercolor, Early California Inform ‘Art Talks’

Festival of Arts painter Kirsten Whalen leads an exploration of the watercolor medium joined by fellow exhibitors David Milton, Roger Folk and Geri Medway at noon on Tuesday, July 10, on the Festival’s green. On Thursday, July 12, also at noon, Mark Hilbert, a longtime collector of early California art, shares his collection comprised of […]

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Latin Sensation Kicks Off ‘Jazz On The Green’

Latin Sensation Kicks Off ‘Jazz On The Green’

The Festival of Arts’ shaded green promises to sizzle Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. when Jessy J brings her Latin-spiced jazz melodies to Laguna Beach, leading off the weekly “Jazz on the Green” series. A jazz prodigy with Mexican roots, Jessy J represents an untraditional classic jazz sound with a Latin flare. […]

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Gift Adds to Pageant History

Gift Adds to Pageant History

Four images by Modernist photographer Paul Outerbridge related to the Festival of Arts’ early years add another sliver of history to the Festival’s permanent collection as a result of a gift by the Laguna Art Museum. The four photographs, all from 1950–51, have recently been identified as relating to the Festival of Arts and Pageant […]

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Exhibitor News

Exhibitor News

Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne, of Floating Cloud Gallery, 1999 S. Coast Highway, Suite E, will be exhibiting at the Festival of Arts, in Booth 101, beginning July 1. Born in Guangdong, China in perilous times, she has become a master of Chinese calligraphy and watercolor, and has extended that mastery to include western figure and landscape.