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FOA’s Fresh Faces on Display

Works by newly juried Festival of Arts artists is on display in a new show, “Fresh Faces 2018” at the third floor gallery at Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. The exhibit will showcase a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, pastels, photography and mixed...

Painters Learn to Walk Away

LOCA Arts Education and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association present Lay it Down and Leave it, a landscape painting workshop Saturday, March 17, at 9 a.m. at Top of the World Elementary. Attendees will learn to lay paints with minimal brushstrokes, and heavy impasto textures....

Campbell’s Show Opens at Pacific Edge Gallery

Laguna Beach artist Sandra Jones Campbell opens her new 30-painting exhibition, “Better to Show Than Tell,” with a reception at Pacific Edge Gallery on Saturday, March 3, from 6-9 p.m. Inspired by her childhood memories of growing up in Oregon, this collection has all of the...

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Upcoming Fete de la Musique

Laguna’s 11th Annual Fete de la Musique presented by Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association will be held on Saturday, June 16. The day’s festivities, inspired by the French International Day of Music, will begin at 12 p.m. at Main Beach with the Children’s Parade with music by...

Music Banishes June Gloom

Musical performances sure to bring cheer to cloudy days starts Monday, June 4, with “All That Jazz,” a look back at the origins of an American art form from 5-7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 268 St. Ann’s Dr Presenter Laguna Beach Live tunes up a bluegrass BBQ with Barefoot Movement...

Live Jazz, Bluegrass Musicians Start Off Summer

Laguna Beach Live! artistic director Bijon Watson and an All-Star Trio will perform, “All That Jazz: A Historic Retrospective of an American Art Form,”as part of the Insights program Monday, June 4. Tickets are $10 and the event will be held at Woman’s Club, St. Ann’s Drive....

Write Stuff

Join Writers for Readings of Spooky Tales

Laguna Beach Third Street Writers invite all to an open reading event from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Healy House, on the Sawdust Festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Celebrate Halloween with hair-raising, seasonal stories and poems written by local writers.   Witte...

Surgeon Discusses New Book

Local surgeon Dr. John West has written, “Prevent Survive Thrive: Every Woman’s Guide to Optimal Breast Care” and will discuss the work at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The question patients most often ask is “what would you tell me to do if...

Local Author Tackles Adversity Head On

At nearly 80, Laguna Beach resident Gene Nalbandian’s experiences range from starting his own business to a stint as a player for the Chicago Cubs. The descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, Nalabandian’s first book, “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led...

Bookstore Celebrates First Decade of Business.

To celebrate its 10th year in business, Laguna Beach Books hosts its own anniversary party at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and invites attendance by readers, authors and fans alike. Drinks, homemade food, special discounts and a raffle will be available throughout the evening at...

Author Looks at Life Anew

In his latest book, “Dropping the Struggle – 7 Ways to Love the Life You Have,” author Roger Housden explores the root causes of suffering and how to diminish them. “Suffering comes from wanting things to be different than they are,” said Housden, whose previous works include the...

Festival Features Bestselling Author

Bestselling author Michelle Gable, who has written a second novel, “I’ll See You in Paris,” visits the Festival of Arts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. In her debut work, “A Paris Apartment,” Gable, of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, fictionalized the true story of a French courtesan and the...