A Trio’s Source of Inspiration

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Artists Rachel Young, Ray Brown and Larry Marley share their source of inspiration.
Artists Rachel Young, Ray Brown and Larry Marley share their source of inspiration.

Three artists describe their “Buddy System,” where they brainstorm new concepts and hold one another accountable, during Art Talks, which continue at noon Thursday, July 23, at the Festival of Arts.

Artists Larry Marley, Ray Brown, and Rachel Young, who met at the art show in 2013, decided at the end of the summer to continue to get together weekly, a source of companionship, but also a catalyst for their art.


Artists Commit to Painting Contest

Thirty-five contemporary landscape artists will participate in the 17th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Oct. 17-25.

The nine-day event is open to the public and free, with the exception of the Collectors’ Soiree. Events include paint outs, paint demonstrations, educational events and art shows. For more info or to purchase Soiree tickets, visit www.LagunaPleinAir.org.


Family Day at FOA

Even the wee one can take part in Family Art Day.
Even the wee one can take part in Family Art Day.

Families and children are invited to take part in making art at the Festival of Arts this Saturday, July 18, where from noon to 3 p.m. the grounds will host hands-on art projects, and more.

Family Art Day is free with festival admission and children 12 and under receive free admission all summer long.

As part of Disneyland’s 60th birthday celebration, Disney artist and historian Stacia Martin will share stories and trivia while sketching classic Disney characters. Each original “mousterpiece” will be given away during the event.







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