Research is a fascinating part of my job as director of the Pageant. This year for our theme “The Art Detective” we have many mysteries to solve including what bridge crosses the Thames in this painting called “Alone in London”? There are a few clues. See if you can solve the mystery of the bridge. [...]
Ongoing improvements to the facilities and grounds of the Festival of Arts.
foaNORTH research and preservation facility becomes home to FOA Permanent Art Collection and Festival archives
foaSOUTH gallery is opened and dedicated.
$1 million Endowment for the establishment of a year-round gallery for artists.
Two-year celebration honors the Diamond Jubilee 75th Anniversary of the Festival and Pageant.
New Pageant Workshops are dedicated.
A Time Capsule is buried as part of festivities for 70th Anniversaries of the Festival and Pageant and to be opened in 2041.
Festival signs 40-Year Lease with City of Laguna, effective through 2041
Attempt to move Festival and Pageant out of Laguna leads to board recall election.
Wells Fargo Gallery, First Gala and Special Events
Diane Challis Davy appointed Pageant Director.
Fire and Flood cause $500,000 damage to Irvine Bowl and Festival grounds. Show still goes on summer 1994.
The Festival of Arts with a $1.5 million donation established the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, in order to guarantee annual financial support for the arts in Laguna Beach.
Glen Eytchinson becomes new Pageant of the Master Director from 1979-1995
New administrative building constructed on Festival grounds
"Window to the Sea" Main Beach Dedication
Festival Completes Forum Theater on Festival grounds
The Sawdust Art Festival is established as an alternative festival without a jurying system
Architect, innovator and former Festival Board president Don Williamson appointed Pageant Director, serves 1964-1978.
Popular Festival Tram Service Begins