Refreshed Festival by Tess Eyrich One of Laguna Beach’s most beloved traditions, Festival of Arts, celebrates its 85th anniversary with a revamped facility and a slate of new creative offerings. When an artist named John Hinchman mobilized a group of fellow local craftsmen to stage Laguna Beach’s first Festival of Arts back in [...]
Fall Favorites The Festival of Arts Third Floor Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank celebrates the autumn season with selections from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection. Fall Favorites features a variety of photographs and painting that highlights the vibrant colors and feelings associated with fall. Artwork on display includes “The Gates [...]
Families and children are invited to enjoy a day full of art and entertainment at the Festival of Arts Family Art Day on Sunday, July 16, 2017. From 12noon – 3pm, the grounds will be full of fun activities, hands-on art projects, and more! Family Art Day is free with Festival Admission, and children [...]
Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector, or an art lover, join us for fascinating and informative discussions with the Festival of Arts exhibitors at our “Art Talks and Tea” on Wednesdays from 12noon – 1pm, sponsored by Gelsons. In celebration of the Festival’s 85th anniversary and as a nod to the first art show, the Festival [...]
Festival of Arts Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Renovation, Art, Special Events and More July 5 – August 31, 2017 The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show celebrates its 85th anniversary July 5 through August 31, 2017 in Laguna Beach, California. The Festival has been rated one of the top festivals in the nation [...]
Celebrating the Festival of Arts 85th Anniversary June 15 – September 15, 2017 This special exhibit features artwork from the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection, commemorative posters and photos that represent the Festival’s rich history in Laguna Beach. Artwork on display includes paintings by Helen Weld, Scott Moore, Ken Knutson, Robert (R.E.) Russell, [...]
April 7 – July 15, 2017 Opened as a collaboration between Festival of the Arts and Active Culture, foaSOUTH serves visitors and residents of Laguna Beach by promoting Festival-related exhibitions throughout the year. April 7 through July 15, Marjorie Sawyer & Walter Reiss join together in a two-person exhibit at foaSOUTH. These two [...]
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and in celebration the Pageant of the Masters is offering a limited time ticket offer to the 2017 production “The Grand Tour,” running July 7 – August 31. $17 tickets are available for Director’s Tier Side seating, up to a $30 value. This special offer applies to [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
To celebrate the website launch, we're holding a scavenger hunt! Three winners will receive a pair of tickets to the 2017 Pageant of the Masters.
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 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org. The new website incorporates the organization’s new branding identity with easier navigational tools and a clean, contemporary design with [...]
A brand new facility will be debuted in 2017 to coincide with the Festival of Arts 85th anniversary celebration!
Artist residency requirements expanded to included all of Orange County
Designed by BAUER Architects, the new facade incorporates Laguna's artistic heritage with the Festival's location in the cliffs of Laguna Canyon.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.” [...]
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, [...]