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Grants Contest Nears for Inspired Artists

Feb. 7 is the deadline for artists considering submitting applications for the Seven Degrees of Inspiration Grant, administered by the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts. The grant is conceived as a way for the winner to expand and diversify his/her audience and to provide an...

Let’s Hear it for Laguna’s Art Stars

Laguna Concert Band Director Ed Peterson won a $5,000 Inspiration grant for his proposal to produce an original score for an animated student film while Heisler Park sculpture garden creators Scott and Naomi Schoenherr were declared artists of the year during Laguna Beach’s...

Heirloom-Quality Candle Vessels Debut

Laguna Candles’ founder Sharie Hendricks collaborated with local master glass blower John Barber, to create heirloom quality vessels for all-natural waxes. Laguna Candles are scented with popular fragrances such as Laguna Paradise, Tide Pool, Coconut Paradise, Salinas in Bloom...

Montage Alights With Local Artist’s Work

The Montage Laguna Beach commissioned two studio cameo urn lamps created and recently installed by Laguna Beach artist and glassblower John Barber.   “The inspiration for the pieces came from my community,” said Barber, who also created glass panels that evoke a landscape at...

Grapes for Grades Was a Smashing Success

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club hosted a record crowd of over 340 guests at its sixth annual Grapes for Grads Wine Tasting, its most successful fundraiser to date. Attendees included Mayor Toni Iseman, council members Elizabeth Pearson and Kelly Boyd, club president Linda Seville...