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Giving Tuesday

Festival of Arts: Art Matters In 1932, during the Great Depression, the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach was founded as way to help struggling artists. Fast-forward 85 years later, the Festival continues to develop full and enriching art opportunities and experiences for Orange County and beyond. Its mission is to promote, produce [...]

2017-11-28T10:25:55-07:00Nov 28, 2017|FOA Updates|

Plans for 2018 Heat Up “Under the Sun”

There will be an abundance of “local color” on display in next summer’s “Under the Sun,” the highly-anticipated 2018 Pageant of the Masters. This world-famous theatrical celebration of great art recreated in tableaux vivants – “living pictures” – will be celebrating the 85th anniversary of “living pictures” presented as part of Laguna Beach’s Festival [...]

2017-11-22T10:42:03-07:00Nov 22, 2017|FOA Updates|

Art People: The Pageant Portraits

Kicking off the Pageant of the Masters 85th anniversary celebration, we are pleased to announce a new exhibit in Los Angeles featuring portraits of Pageant of the Masters volunteers by famous celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston. See details below. MATTHEW ROLSTON ART PEOPLE: THE PAGEANT PORTRAITS On View October 27, 2017 through [...]

2017-10-19T13:18:04-07:00Oct 19, 2017|FOA Updates|

Mike Heintz Exhibit

September 20 – October 21, 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. foaSouth’s newest exhibit features the photography of artist Michael Heintz. After college in the mid 70s, Heintz travelled back and forth [...]

2017-10-31T13:55:15-07:00Sep 20, 2017|foaSOUTH|

2018 Call for Artists

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 2018 show will run July 5 – September 1. Artists who would like to apply for the 2018 fine [...]

2017-09-11T14:25:55-07:00Sep 12, 2017|FOA Updates, News|

New Photograph Added to Collection

The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a new piece for the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection titled “Lighter than Air” by Jacques Garnier. The purchase was made possible through the generous donation from Ron Weldon and Rita Moon who asked that the acquisition cine from a first-time exhibitor at [...]

2017-09-18T12:05:23-07:00Sep 11, 2017|FOA Updates, News|

A Night with the Stars!

On August 26th, music legends Herb Alpert and Lani Hall performed during one of the most momentous nights of the summer art season: The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. Herb Alpert, Lani Hall and their band performed to nearly 3,000 fans on the Festival of Arts concert stage. “The concert [...]

2017-09-08T10:23:11-07:00Sep 08, 2017|FOA Updates, News|

2017 Festival Runway Results

Artists made the runway their canvas at the Festival of Arts on August 12, 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 [...]

2017-08-15T13:11:45-07:00Aug 15, 2017|Events|

Festival Runway Fashion Show August 12

Fashion will enjoy a reinvention on Saturday, August 12 from 12 - 3pm when the crowd-awing Festival Runway Fashion Show returns to the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill fashion show. Just like TV’s Project Runway, see who’s “in” and who’s “out” this year as festival artists compete to create the most inspired couture using [...]

2017-08-03T09:53:52-07:00Aug 01, 2017|FOA Updates|

Fall Favorites Exhibit

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 [...]

2018-03-06T16:04:14-07:00Jul 01, 2017|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Festival of Arts Art Talks and Tea

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 [...]

2017-06-30T18:17:37-07:00Jun 28, 2017|FOA Updates, News|

Festival of Arts Celebrates 85th Anniversary

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 [...]

2017-06-19T17:05:16-07:00Jun 19, 2017|FOA Updates, News|