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Art Seen

Art Seen

Studying Oil Painting and Native Creatures Enjoy an informative tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, April 12, with a close-up view of live sea lions, followed by a hands-on art project, taught by a professional instructor Mary Hurlbut. Everyone takes home finished art. Beginners are welcome and all supplies are included. The fee […]

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 Jones Appointed to Festival Board

Jones Appointed to Festival Board

    The Festival of Arts’ board appointed Laguna Beach resident and festival artist Kathy Jones to fill out the remaining term of an open seat on the nine-member board. Jones, a former senior manager at two universities, fills a position left open by Tammie Arnold, who resigned and moved to New York due to […]

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Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

The grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival will come to life for a weekend of live music March 29 and 30, a rare treat in a venue primarily dedicated to winter and summer visual art fairs where music is served up as a side dish. The Blue Water Festival is the brainchild of local tennis […]

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Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

The grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival will come to life for a weekend of live music March 29 and 30, a rare treat in a venue primarily dedicated to winter and summer visual art fairs where music is served up as a side dish. The Blue Water Festival is the brainchild of local tennis […]

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Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

A nearly 17-mile pursuit of a reckless motorist by Newport Beach police Thursday afternoon drew a slew of onlookers along Coast Highway and Broadway Street, and ended in the Festival of Arts parking lot where police used a stun gun to subdue the driver, police said Friday. The driver, Ryan Leenerts, 31, of Santa Ana, […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Shap Show Spotlights High School Talent Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard Restaurant will host a $65 per person pre-show dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, which includes reserved seating for the 26th annual No Suits Allowed concert at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. Both the 7:30 p.m. concert and dinner serve as the annual senior fundraiser, benefiting a safe […]

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Visit Laguna Beach Puts Stopper in 'Uncorked'

Visit Laguna Beach Puts Stopper in ‘Uncorked’

Laguna Beach will continue to entice foodies and gourmands with an annual epicurean event in March, as they have since the inaugural Laguna a la Carte food and wine fest in 2011. Even so, the wildly popular signature Uncorked kick-off event, a wine and food tasting on the Festival of Arts’ grounds for the past […]

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Foundation Set to Distribute Arts Grants

Foundation Set to Distribute Arts Grants

Nonprofit organizations that sponsor community oriented programs in all arts disciplines in the city of Laguna Beach are invited to apply for arts grants from the Festival of Arts Foundation. Grant applications are available online at LagunaFestivalofArts.org or may be picked up at the Festival of Arts office, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The deadline is […]

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Festival of Arts Exhibit Opens

Festival of Arts Exhibit Opens

“Selections from the Collection,” a new exhibit from the Festival of Arts, is open to the public at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., during business hours Monday through Friday. The exhibit which runs through Jan. 17 features recent acquisitions by the Festival, early Laguna Beach paintings and classic and contemporary works including mixed media pieces, […]

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Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy After three months of self-imposed restraint, “Lagunatics” will let loose their skewed sense of ethnocentric humor on the local stage once again. The 29 volunteer cast members of the annual spoof on la vida de la Laguna were sequestered from using the stage at the Forum Theater on the […]

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Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

After three months of self-imposed restraint, “Lagunatics” will let loose their skewed sense of ethnocentric humor on the local stage once again. The 29 volunteer cast members of the annual spoof on la vida de la Laguna were sequestered from using the stage at the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts’ grounds since October […]

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Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert

Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the first time in nearly a decade, a rock show plugs in at the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. and closing out by 9:30 p.m., before the headliner at a typical concert takes the stage. Despite the restrictions, the promoters […]

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Haunted Houses Return

Haunted Houses Return

Ready for Pageant’s Monster Mash? Reviving an event from years past, the Festival of Arts’ transforms its “Pageant of the Masters” backstage into a haunted venue with an artistic twist known as Pageant of the Monsters. Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy’s take on the season for ghouls and goblins takes place Oct. 25-27 and Oct. […]

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Spending by Tourists Stronger This Summer

Spending by Tourists Stronger This Summer

With few exceptions this summer, diners daily filled the booths overlooking Coast Highway from Nick’s Laguna Beach restaurant, front row seats to the hustle and bustle of the downtown beach scene. “This was by far our busiest year,” since opening five years ago, said Brian Harrington, managing partner with Irvine-based Nickco Hospitality LLC, with receipts […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Stars’ Shimmer Along With Car Winner   Multiple Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee James Ingram and actress and former resident Heather Locklear will host the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters’ season-ending gala and car give-away on Saturday, Aug. 24. Since the festival began, patrons have purchased tickets in the hopes […]