Art for Kids


 Showcasing Next Generation Artists

By Jennifer Baker, Special to the Independent


Several local Laguna Beach student artists supervised and even took part in hanging their works as part of the Festival of Arts’ Junior Art exhibit.

 For 79 years the Festival has supported junior art and continues its support by showcasing exemplary junior art in alliance with Orange County’s Imagination Celebration.  Any student in the county may submit artwork and 4,500 students participated in this year’s juried competition.  Of these, 300 pieces were selected for the Festival of Arts.

Congratulations to Katie Baker (Pre-K), Noah Zoller (K), Gabe Dodge and Ziggy Molteni (Grade 1), Samantha Ordonez (Grade 2 – not pictured), Dylan Zoller (Grade 2) and Elisa DeMello-Harmon (Grade 8) who are showcased in this year’s exhibit.

Jennifer Baker is a local parent.




Paint, Play, and Create at Family Art Day


Parents and children will be treated to art and fun on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Festival of Arts’ free annual family art day.


An undeniable masterpiece.

Upon arrival, children will get booklets full of coupons redeemable for special activities and treats. Children will be able to take a backstage tour of the Pageant of the Masters, create printmaking and ceramics in the new Art Center and go on a scavenger hunt where they will answer kid-friendly questions by investigating exhibited art throughout the grounds.


There will also be face painting and balloon twisting for the kids while parents enjoy live music performed by The Fugowies.


Family Art Day is free with Festival of Arts admission ($7 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for kids under 12 as well as all Laguna Beach residents.)








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