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Plein Air Painters Join Museum’s Centennial Celebration

To commemorate the official day on which the original Laguna Beach Art Association was founded in 1918, the Laguna Art Museum has invited the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) as one of its community partners to join the LBAA Birthday Party celebration on Saturday,...

Community Art Project Names Award Winners

The votes have been counted and artist Sally Strand has won the “People’s Choice Award” for her work at the recent Community Art Project (CAP) exhibit titled, “Pastels!” at City Hall. It was a tie between two of Strand’s pieces, “Man with Yellow Towel” and “Player Series No. 2...

FOA Junior Artists to be Awarded This Sunday

A jury made up of Mark Porterfield, Steve Chadma, Emma Patton, Pat Sparkuhl and Stephanie Cunningham has selected first, second and third place winners from more than 300 Orange County students’ work of art on display in the Festival of Art’s Junior Art Exhibit. The award...

Art Profiles

One Show Only for Greg Lyons Trio

Laguna local and percussionist Greg Lyons performs with David Pope and Matt Smiley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Dinner by The White House is served al fresco 50 minutes before the show for $10. The jazz trio plays original music, contemporary,...

Mystery Surrounds Pastorius Sculpture

The widow of artist Hal Pastorius returns to Laguna Beach to look for his lost works and donate another to the Sawdust Festival, where he served as president.

Laguna Fest Dances Across the Natural World

“Biophony” may have entered into the lexicon of music, but not common usage. It describes the myriad sounds made by animals, from roaring lions to humming bees, to a sea anemone munching or a river otter pining for its lost mate. Introduced by musician, composer, ecologist and...

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Free Art Reception at FOA’s ‘Top Ten’ Exhibit Oct. 27

Located on the third floor of the Wells Fargo building in Downtown Laguna Beach, the Festival of Arts presents “Top Ten” from Oct. 9 through Jan. 15. This exhibit is a multi-media show featuring the ten artists from the 2018 Festival of Arts Fine Art Show that received the...

A Reminder from the Literary Laureates

There are four remaining workshops left in their writing series. The Art of the Short Story takes place on Friday, Oct. 19 and will be led by Marrie Stone. On Friday, Nov. 2, Beverley Seehoff will teach The Art of Reading and Understanding Fiction. Suzanne Redfearn will lead the...

Plein Air Painters Celebrate 20th Invitational

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting presents its 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational at their new home, located at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Fifty invitational artists will gather from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Treasure Island Park for a...

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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...