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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.

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Pageant Spotlights ‘The Genius’ of Art and Science

Pageant Spotlights ‘The Genius’ of Art and Science

The Festival of Arts turns 80 this summer and shows no signs of aging. It seems to have its own fountain of youth, flowing most likely from its wine bars or the new bar about to serve up beer and pretzels during its upcoming event TGIF@Foa, as in T.G.I.F at the Festival of Arts. Visitors […]

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Tribute Set for Andy Hedden

Tribute Set for Andy Hedden

A celebration of Andy Hedden’s life is planned at  Tivoli Terrace on the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. In keeping with Hedden’s personal style, he would want people to come in “Aloha wear, nothing formal,” said his brother, Rob. “It’s going to be uplifting rather than maudlin. I’m sure […]

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Village Laguna's 40th Annual Charm House Tour

Village Laguna’s 40th Annual Charm House Tour

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Ritz-Carlton Celebrates the Festival of Arts Palm Springs artist Charley Akers pays tribute to Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts artists with an exhibit that opens May 15 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point. The hotel also makes enjoying the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters a first-class experience with special packages. The Genius […]

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The Making of a Masterpiece

The Making of a Masterpiece

80 Years at the Festival of Arts The Laguna Beach Historical Society revisits one of the town’s most inspired institutions Tuesday, May 8, at a free presentation open to the public with guests of key personnel from behind the scenes at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, now in its 80th year. […]

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Giveaways

Giveaways

Free Gifts Mark an 80th Anniversary The commemorate the Festival of Arts’ 80th anniversary, the will embark on 80 days of giveaways through their Facebook page. From May 1 through July 19 one prize will be given away each day. Fans can enter to win every day and no purchase is necessary. The program got […]