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Going “Barefoot” at Laguna Playhouse

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy Between 1961 and 2003, prolific playwright Neil Simon penned nearly three dozen plays and a similar number of screenplays, making him one of the most well-known names in theatre history. His plays, mostly comedies with a few “dramadies” (a mix of drama and humor)...

America Martin Connects the Dots

  America Martin Connects the Dots Using smooth, bold curves as well as hard, geometric strokes, America Martin adheres to the most fundamental aspect of drawing—the line—to tell a story, connecting compositional elements and personal narratives in her new show, “Connecting the Dots,” opening at JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast...

California Cool Raises Over $500K

California Cool Raisers Over $500K California Cool, the annual art auction benefiting Laguna Art Museum, included more than 100 works by established and emerging artists. Nearly 400 guests, who raised over $500,000, attended the 2020 fundraiser held on Feb. 1. Proceeds from the event provide support for the museum’s exhibitions...

FOA Presents Collection of Portraits

 FOA Presents Collection of Portraits The Festival of Arts recently announced its newest off-site exhibit titled “Portraits from the Collection” on display now through April 15. The exhibit is located at the foaSOUTH Gallery inside Active Culture at 1006 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Admission is free. Featuring a selection...

LPAPA Names ‘Town & Country’ Honorees

LPAPA in Residence, located at Forest & Ocean Gallery, hosted the opening reception for the “Town & Country - Where the Cities Meet the Pastures” juried art show on Saturday, Jan. 18. Laguna Plein Air Painters Association​'s ​"​ Town & Country” exhibition ​​is a juried exhibition of original works of...

Prelude to Music Festival

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Laguna Beach Live! invite the public to the 2020 Laguna Beach Music Festival Prelude reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive. The prelude offers a preview of the 2020 festival, hors d’oeuvres, wine and a performance by festival artistic...

LCAD Professor Explores ‘Light of the Sea’

Figurative painter Hilary McCarthy, of Laguna Beach, is currently adjunct faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD). Several of her works will be on display Saturday, Feb. 1, at B Minus Studios in Santa Ana from 6-10 p.m. during an exhibition entitled,...

LAM Announces California Cool Auction

Laguna Art Museum will present its 38th annual California Cool Art Auction featuring works by over 100 California artists. Proceeds from the event will support Laguna Art Museum’s mission of collecting and preserving California art, providing critically acclaimed exhibitions and enhancing art education. Tickets are $130–$180 and include auction admission,...

LAM Announces California Cool Auction

Laguna Art Museum will present its 38th annual California Cool Art Auction featuring works by over 100 California artists. Proceeds from the event will support Laguna Art Museum’s mission of collecting and preserving California art, providing critically acclaimed exhibitions and enhancing art education. Tickets are $130–$180 and include auction admission,...

Museum to Highlight Literary Arts

Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Beach Literary Laureate Lojo Simon recently announced the Jan. 18 opening of a special exhibition at the museum called “Word & Image in Dialogue,” featuring works of art and literature created by local artists and writers. The exhibition will run through Jan. 25. There...