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“Patron Picks” Exhibit at Wells Fargo Bank

Patron Picks February 1 - April 12, 2017 The Festival of Arts presents "Patron Picks" at  Wells Fargo Bank, a multi-media show representing twelve artists from the 2016 Festival of Arts summer exhibit. Artists represented include Mary Aslin (pastels), C.W. Allwine (photography), Ron Azevedo (photography), Joel Brown (photography), Jordan Dimitrov (sculpture), Brian Giberson (mixed media), Rick [...]

Feb 01|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Scholarship Applications Available

Since 1957, the Festival of Arts scholarship program has supported rising young artists by making it possible for students to pursue college studies in the arts. The four-year, highly competitive scholarships are awarded to students who excel in Film, Performing Arts (dance, music and theatre arts- including performance and production), Visual Arts and Writing. Applicants [...]

Jan 23|News|

2017 FOA Foundation Grants Available

The FOA Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now available for 2017 Art Grants. Nonprofit organizations that have programs that promote fine arts in and about the City of Laguna Beach may apply. Submission deadline is February 10, 2017.   Grant applications are available online or may be picked up at the Festival [...]

Jan 17|News|

Young Guns at foaSOUTH

Young Guns Exhibit January 10 – March 17, 2017 FoaSouth’s exhibit spotlights seven of the Festival of Arts’ younger exhibitors from the 2016 summer art show. Artists featured include Christopher Wayne Allwine (photographer), Trevor Christiansen (oils), Stefan Cummings (charcoal), Katlin Evans (charcoal), Elizabeth McGhee (painter), Mariana Nelson (mixed media) and Hugo Rivera (painter). "Young Guns [...]

Jan 10|foaSOUTH|

Festival of Arts Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, producer of the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters, is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at The new website incorporates the organization’s new branding identity with easier navigational tools and a clean, contemporary design with content-rich experience [...]

Dec 05|News|

Pageant of the Masters Director Plans Itinerary for “The Grand Tour”

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the desire to experience the world’s great art firsthand inspired the European tradition of continental travel on “the grand tour.” Inspired to set out on pilgrimages by land and sea to the great cultural centers of Europe, and eventually the globe, those early travelers often risked life and limb [...]

Nov 15|News|

Applications Available for 2017 Fine Art Show

Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by Orange County’s finest artists. The 2017 show will run July 5 – August 31. Artists who would like to apply for the 2017 fine [...]

Sep 19|News|

A Night Under the Stars with the Stars

The Celebrity Benefit at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, the most entertaining and star-studded night of the summer art season, will be held in Laguna Beach on Saturday, August 27. This red carpet one-night affair will offer guests an evening of fine art, entertainment and a special performance of this summer’s [...]

Aug 18|News, Special Events|

Recycled Materials Get Artistic Touch

Artists made the runway their canvas at the Festival of Arts on August 13, competing to create the most imaginative and unique designs using reclaimed, reused or recycled materials. A three-panel judge chose the top looks in four categories and over 2,000 Festival visitors had the opportunity to cast their votes for “People’s Choice Award.” [...]

Aug 16|News, Special Events|

New Artwork Added to Permanent Art Collection

The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of five new pieces for the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection, as approved by the Board of Directors. The quality, diversity, and uniqueness of each of these approved artworks adds more depth to the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection of over 1,150 two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, dating [...]

Aug 01|News|

Artists to Hold “OPEN HOUSE” Silent Auction

Over 40 miniature artworks will be available for purchase at the Festival of Arts “Open House” Silent Auction on Saturday, July 30 from 1-4pm. Festival artists, staff and volunteers were given small wooden houses to customize as they pleased, resulting in a collection of houses that reflect each individual’s personality and artistic style. “This project [...]

Jul 24|News|

Coastal Dreams at foaSOUTH

July 10 - October 10, 2016 An exhibit of coastal scenes from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection. On display is a selection of paintings by historically acclaimed artists represented in the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection including R.A. Benson, Joane Cromwell, Roger Folk, Ben Kutcher, Louise Leyden, Brian Day, Agnes Copeland and [...]

Jul 07|foaSOUTH, News|

Guess the Partners for a Chance to Win!

The 2016 Pageant of the Masters sets out in search of stories of compelling collaborations that led to the creation of unforgettable artworks in this year’s presentation of “Partners.” Featuring works from around the world, this year’s production highlights memorable art made possible by partnerships – between siblings, artists and models, dancers, even artists and [...]

Jul 06|News|

Summer Art Sundays at Fashion Island in July

Fashion Island will again partner with Orange County’s beloved Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters for a special event series this summer. “We’re proud to support the arts at Fashion Island,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “This is a terrific opportunity to get up close to two [...]

Jul 02|News|

Festival of Arts Concerts on the Green

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of award-winning musicians as they perform live as part of the Festival of Arts “Concerts on the Green” series. On select Saturdays from 1-2:30pm, groove to the sounds of these living legends in a casual outdoor gallery setting that offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in [...]

Jun 13|Special Events|