Spain-based artist Okuda San Miguel and the makeover he finished this week of Art-A-Fair, one of several new mural installations on Laguna Canyon properties owned by Mo Honarkar. Photo by Josh Gunter.
Okuda San Miguel at work on the Art-a-Fair façade this week.Photo by That Management
There you go, Art-a-Fair!
I like it.
Unlike the “Charming” building, this decoration serves a clear and practical purpose. Just as art, including excellent art, often does not.
I hope it works and I bet it will.
This is not only a venue for Art-a-fair but it is also primarily used as a wedding venue. Myself as well as many other brides booked the elegant, romantic venue which has now turned into a circus. This new venue looks nothing like the original and while it may be fitting for some.. it sure is not for those of us that booked Tivoli Too BEFORE the change of ownership. This is just horrendous.
I have to say that I think it is an insult to the talented artists of Laguna Beach to bring in and pay for the flight and accommodations of a Spain-based artist Okuda San Miguel and his entire crew to paint the exterior of The Art Affair. This a a LAGUNA BEACH ARTIST COLONY! The new owner, who has bought damn near everything from 7 Degrees, Tivoli 2 to the Art Affair and several more properties in Laguna Beach has lost sight of what and why we even have The Art Affair! The Art Affair was founded in 1967 by and for local artists to exhibit and sell many Award Winning “LOCAL” works of art! You have 2 thumbs down for this indignation!!
Insult to artist, NO! Insult to people that have paid thousands of dollars to have their wedding at Tivoli too! And to have the whole look of their venue change without being told, now that’s a insult. As a bride to be who loves art and is a artist myself this is still a shock! Yes the mural is bright, bold, and very acceptable for Lagunas art fair but I would not have looked twice at Tivoli too for my wedding if this is what the building look like.
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