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Festival of Arts Fine Art Show @ Festival of Arts
Aug 21 all-day

July 5 – September 1, 2018
Weekdays, 12noon – 11:30pm
Weekends, 10am – 11:30pm
(Early closing August 25 at 1pm)

www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org

(949) 494-1145

This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. There are even daily art classes for kids! Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all.

Joseph Soul @ Laguna Beach Brewing Company
Aug 21 all-day
Joseph Soul @ Laguna Beach Brewing Company
Aug 21 all-day
Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Honored for​ ​Outstanding Historical Renovation Project @ Festival of the Arts
Aug 21 all-day

Orange County’s most iconic cultural landmark, The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Historical Renovation Project by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for its exceptional design and aggressive schedule of completion. The Festival of Arts grounds is home to some of California’s favorite outdoor summer events including the Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts Fine Art Show, offering live music, hands-on art activities, exhibitions of local student artwork, and a wide variety of special events.

“This award exemplifies our dedication to offering world-class art and stunning, cultural, live performances for our local community and visitors to enjoy,” said former board president and current treasurer, Fredric Sattler. “We are honored to be recognized by American Society of Civil Engineers and excited to see our patrons continue to experience rich culture, art history and unique performances at Festival of Arts for generations to come.”

Hailing its 85th anniversary in 2017, the Festival of Arts debuted the brand new multi-million-dollar facility which features a 31,774 square-feet art exhibit space, workshops, a retail area and concert stage. The Festival Directors commissioned BAUER Architects with Fuscoe Engineering (civil engineer of record) and landscape architect, Spurlock Poirier to design a state-of-the-art and inviting facility on the grounds.

Last remodeled in 1964, the renovated grounds were updated to meet accessibility standards and incorporate progressive sustainability features. New elements include a tensile roof pavilion that shelters artwork from weather, the green lawn for picnics and concerts was positioned to be easily accessible, the retail space was relocated and expanded, and the junior art exhibit space adjusted to a prominent location near the facility entrance.

Since opening in 1932, thousands of artists have shown and sold their work at the Festival of Arts and many of the artists have their work featured in the private collections of leading art collectors, celebrities, and museums around the world. The 2018 Festival of Arts Fine Art Show will take place July 5 – September 1 with general admission tickets starting at $10 per person. The Pageant of the Masters is July 7 – September 1 with advance tickets now available starting at $15 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.

Pageant Of The Masters @ Irvine Bowl
Aug 21 all-day
Laguna Art-A-Fair @ Art-A-Fair
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Laguna Art-A-Fair is one of the premier fine arts summer destinations in Southern California and has been for more than 50 years.
The festival features 120 award-winning fine artists and artisans from around the world. Two-dimensional media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, pastel, charcoal, color pencil, photography and printmaking. Three-dimensional media include jewelry, ceramics, glass, mirrors, fiber art, leather work, wood craft, wood sculpture, steel sculpture, bronze, gourds and more.
Stroll the festival grounds and be entranced by the imagination and originality that surround you. Take advantage of the opportunity to watch artists as they create new masterpieces and share their sources of inspiration and special techniques.
Aspiring artists who are at least 16 years old can also enroll for daily art workshops taught by our skilled professional artists. Class size is limited to six students to maximize personal attention and all supplies are included. Weekly classes include four and two hour sessions in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Jewelry, Leather Work and Gourds.
Enjoy a wide variety of great live music performed by local musicians on Thursdays through Sundays in the Entertainment Court Yard.
For a snack or a full meal you can savor south-of-the-border cuisine and award winning margaritas at Tivoli Too!, the full-service restaurant retreat located on the festival grounds.
For more information please refer to the Laguna Art-A-Fair website http://art-a-fair.com

Festival of Arts Fine Art Show @ Festival of Arts
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm

This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. There are even daily art classes for kids! Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all.

20th Anniversary Celebration! @ Narrative Gallery
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening Reception: August 10th 5 PM – 9 PM

Come share a glass of wine with us. Lets toast to history-in-the-making as we celebrate one of America’s most important artistic icons!

Now in its 20th year, The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection continues to reveal fascinating and never-before-seen images from the entire breadth of Seuss’s career. Come celebrate this major milestone and view the newest works from the collection as well as works that have sold out long-ago!

Branch & Arrow @ Sawdust Art Festival
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Full band, electric set on the Main Deck

Tribute Tuesdays at the Festival of Arts @ Festival of Arts
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Tuesday nights, the Festival of Arts’ brings to the stage some of Southern California’s most well-known tribute bands. Talented performers pay homage to music legends as they re-create popular songs. Looking for a fun evening on Tuesday nights? The Festival’s Tribute Tuesdays has you covered. Limited seating available in reserved section for an additional $20 per person by calling (800) 487-3378.

July 10: True Willie and the Boys
July 17: Darryl Walker sings Al Jarreau
July 24: The Joni Mitchell Project with Kiki Ebsen
July 31: The Beatroots – Music of the Beatles with Jason Feddy
Aug 07: Anne Walsh and Tom Zink – The Music of Sergio Mendes and Brazil ‘66
Aug 14: Tony Guerrero and a Tribute to 1950’s West Coast Jazz
Aug 21: Here and Now: The Legacy of Luther Vandross with Terry Steele
Aug 28: Feelin’ Alright – A Tribute to Joe Crocker with Jason Feddy and friends