FOA Foundation Awards $100K in Arts Grants



 A school tour at the Laguna Art Museum. The FOA Foundation’s grants help fund the enrichment of children and young adults in all disciplines of art. Photo courtesy of FOA Foundation

The Festival of Arts’ FOA Foundation recently announced the 23 recipients awarded $100,000 in art grants for 2019. The FOA Foundation helps fund art-related nonprofits in Laguna Beach, emphasizing the enrichment of children and young adults in all disciplines of art.

“The FOA Foundation is proud to be a longtime sponsor of the Laguna Beach communities’ nonprofit art organizations. With an emphasis on educating our young students, the FOA Foundation supports our youth, both in their classrooms and through local venues in all the arts,” said FOA Foundation President Scott Moore. “We hope to increase the cultural experience for boys and girls, and young men and women, giving them a foundation for future appreciation and possibly a lifetime participation in the world of art.”

The 2019 Art Grants recipients are:

  • Art 4 Kids
  • Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
  • Festival of Arts Education
  • Lagunatunes
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • Laguna Beach Chamber Singers
  • Laguna Beach High School Art Department
  • Laguna Beach High School Ceramics Department
  • Laguna Beach High School Drama Department
  • Laguna Beach High School Music Department
  • Laguna Beach Live!
  • Laguna Beach Seniors
  • Laguna Community Concert Band
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • Laguna Dance Festival
  • Laguna Playhouse
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
  • LOCA Arts Education
  • No Square Theater
  • The My Hero Project
  • Thurston Middle School
  • Thurston Middle School Drama
  • Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund

‘Art Party of the Year’ is this Saturday

The community is invited to the third annual Art Party of the Year on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 7 p.m. Along with plenty of art to enjoy, the event will serve up wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, massages and free clairvoyant readings.

Artists on exhibition are: painter Karen Petty, jeweler Leslie Edler, textile artist Victoria Foley, lampworker Alex Fritz, glassblower Gina Lunn, and jeweler Sarvi Hosseini. Poul Pedersen, front man for the Missiles of October, will be playing solo throughout the day, and Lisa Najjar will be giving psychic readings.

Valet parking will be provided. The event takes place at 2190 Hillview Drive, across from Thurston Middle School. Call Karen Petty for more details at 949-280-5504.

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