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Craft Guild Pops Up

Laguna Craft Guild art show sets up at Main Beach at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 22. The local artists, many of whom also sell at the Sawdust Art Festival, sell  handmade goods on the cobblestones until sundown.   Avran to Open New Exhibition All are invited to the opening...

Pierce’s Eclectic Works Earn an Exhibition

A variety of work styles by Russell Pierce are on display in a new show, “Change Agents” at the CAP Gallery, the second floor of the Wells Fargo building, 260 Ocean Ave. The subjects of the works are the Beatles, Wayne Thiebaud, Buddy Rich, Hunter S. Thompson, Andy Warhol, Roy...

LOCA Invites All to Birthday Bash

LOCA Arts Education invites the public to its 25thanniversary birthday bash fundraising party from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Kitchen in the Canyon, 859 Laguna Canyon Rd. Founders Bill Darnell, Linda Dietrich, John Eagle, Anne England, Nan Jacobsen, Julita Jones, Chris...

Art Profiles

Applications Open for Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force

The City Council is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force.

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Ancient Messenger Receives a Modern Makeover

By Susan Anderson, Special to the Independent Artist Annette Wimmer unveiled her latest work, “Mercury Rising,” among friends at a reception earlier this at her painting studio and salon in Laguna Beach. Wimmer moved to Laguna Beach from Munich after marrying Paul Brian in 1985....

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Playhouse Presents ‘Dirty Blonde’

“Dirty Blonde,” written by Claudia Shear and directed James W. Gruessing Jr., opens at Laguna Playhouse on Thursday, April 26, for six performances only. Starring Bets Malone as Mae West, the production examines one of America’s most enduring and controversial pop culture...

Local Violinist Performs in Classical Concert

Laguna local Jessica Haddy will perform a program of classical music in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Corona Del Mar High School performing arts theater, 2101 Eastbluff Dr., Newport Beach. Haddy is concertmaster of the Southern California Philharmonic. The...

Orchestra Makes its Laguna Debut

Neo-Baroque orchestra Kontrapunktus will perform for the first time in Laguna Beach in a free 2 p.m. concert at the Laguna Presbyterian Church Sunday, April 8. The ensemble will be performing a 90-minute concert featuring repertoire commemorating influential Baroque composers...

Write Stuff

Library Features Talk by Environmental Writer

Author and Independent columnist Thomas Osborne will describe his latest work at the Laguna Beach Library this coming Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m., 363 Glenneyre St. Osborne, longtime Laguna Beach resident and retired history professor at Santa Ana College, will speak abo...

Laguna Beach Literary Festival Open to All

The public is invited to a free day of readings, panels, workshops and craft talks with California writers during Laguna Beach’s first literary festivalSaturday, April 14, at the Laguna Beach Public Library. Enjoy mostly 30-minute readings, book signings, panels, craft...

Library Seeks Poetry Entries

The Laguna Beach Library will rename its annual poetry contest after John Gardiner, to honor the memory of the local poet and former contest master of ceremonies. April is National Poetry Month and “seascape sonnets” is the contest theme. Throughout the month, entrants of all...

Author Discusses ‘Coastal Sage’

“Coastal Sage: Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California’s Shore,” by Laguna local and Indy columnist Tom Osborne, is the topic of a free talk at he UC Irvine Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 15207 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22. Douglas was the...

New Book Celebrates Strong Girls

Authors Richard Fairgray and Alexander Burke will discuss their new book, “Sweet Penny & the Lion” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. One day on the playground Penny’s class is playing a game when a lion hops over the fence....

Women Authors Share Setbacks, Triumphs

  Best-selling authors Annabelle Gurwitch and Elizabeth Letts and Laguna local Kim Hooper provide the narrative for the 31st annual literary luncheon Saturday, March 10, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Surf and Sand Resort, 1555 S. Coast Highway. The local chapter of the...