The Show Where Fashion Meets Art Returns

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Festival of Arts exhibitors Richard Bohn, Carla Bosch, Antje Campbell, Kate Cohen, Brad Elsberry, Carolyn Johnson, Elizabeth McGhee, Adam Neeley, and Kirsten Whalen will use reclaimed, reused or recycled material to create original fashions for the 10th annual Festival Runway Fashion Show from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. A panel of judges, including production designer and Laguna local Nelson Coates, will award cash prizes of $1,000 in four categories.

Amanda Salas, KTTV FOX11’s entertainment reporter, will host the fashion show on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The show is free with $11-$15 admission.


Jazz Series Features Lineage Trio Aug. 22

Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series returns Aug. 22 with the Lineage Trio. Bass player Alex Frank, guitarist Graham Dechter and drummer Ryan Shaw have teamed up to form their own group “Lineage,” which pays tribute to The Poll Winners while also creating a new musical identity.

Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series is located in the [seven-degrees] event facility, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Concerts are 6-8 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner and social hour. Dinner will be served through 7 p.m. Dinner menu varies by concert. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Seating is assigned according to date of purchase, season ticket holders and Laguna Beach Live! membership.

Laguna Art Museum to Host Birthday Party

To celebrate the official day on which the Laguna Beach Art Association was founded in 1918, the Laguna Art Museum will host a free day of activities on Saturday, Aug. 25, with docent-led tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., live music and cake, plus remarks from Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. From 2-5 p.m., interactive family activities will celebrate local art, music and dance.


Curator Discusses Laguna’s Early Art Colony

Janet Blake will discuss the early Laguna Beach art colony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. Blake is curator of historical art at Laguna Art Museum and co-curator of the current exhibit, Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1919-1935.

Art associations were a phenomenon of the late 19th century on both coasts. But no two art associations were alike. The Laguna Beach Art Association was a pioneering organization, whose inception helped determine the fortunes of the Laguna Beach art colony and its artists. Lecture is included with museum admission. Advance tickets are recommended. Reserve online or call 949-494-8971.


Laguna Dance Festival
Laguna Dance Festival

Laguna Dance Festival Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th season of the world-class Laguna Dance Festival, which takes place Oct. 4-7 at the Laguna Playhouse. The festival features three performance over the weekend.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will join the festival for one night only featuring “StarDust,” a tribute to the late great icon David Bowie. Today’s stars in ballet and contemporary dance will perform from Ballet West, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Diavolo|Architecture in Motion. In addition, Artistic Director Jodie Gates, who also serves as vice dean at the USC of Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, is bringing her inaugural BFA class to perform.

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