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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 [...]

2016-11-15T01:00:53+00:00 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 [...]

2016-11-16T19:39:12+00:00 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.” [...]

2016-11-16T15:53:59+00:00 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, [...]

2017-02-27T16:57:22+00:00 Aug 01|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 [...]

2016-11-16T15:51:12+00:00 Jul 07|foaSOUTH, News|

“Posters” Exhibit at Wells Fargo Bank

Exhibit Posters June 14 – October 11, 2016 This summer, explore a display of Festival of Arts commemorative posters featuring artwork from past and present Festival exhibitors at the Festival of Arts Third Floor Gallery at Wells Fargo in Laguna Beach. About the Festival of Arts 3rd Floor Gallery The exhibit is [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48+00:00 Jun 10|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

“Fresh Faces” Exhibit at Wells Fargo

April 10 – June 13, 2016 Summer time is just around the corner and the Festival of Arts is excited to announce its newest exhibit, Fresh Faces 2016. Presenting the works of newly juried Festival artists, the exhibit will showcase a wide range of mediums including ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood. Fresh [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48+00:00 Apr 19|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

“Landscapes” Exhibit Now at foaSOUTH

The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at foaSOUTH entitled “Landscapes” featuring the work of prominent landscape painters, Scott Albert and Jeff Horn. Their artwork will be on display through July 9, 2016. The public is invited to special receptions during First Thursdays Art Walk on May 5, June 2 and [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48+00:00 Apr 11|foaSOUTH|

“Contrasts” Exhibit at foaSOUTH

The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at foaSOUTH entitled “Contrasts” featuring pieces from assemblage artist Carolyn Machado and printmaker Yoonsook Ryang. Their artwork will be on display through April 9, 2016. The public is invited to a meet the artists at a special reception on February 4 from [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48+00:00 Jan 28|foaSOUTH, News|

Festival Foundation Funding Grants Available

The Festival of Arts Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now available for 2016 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 12, 2016. Grant applications are available online or may be picked up at [...]

2016-11-22T19:44:42+00:00 Jan 15|News|

Pageant of the Masters Casting Call 2016

Ever wonder what it would be like to step into a famous piece of art? If you can stand still for 90 seconds, you could experience just that by volunteering for the renowned Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach - “where art comes to life!” In preparation of the 2016 show, Partners, the [...]

2016-11-22T19:44:52+00:00 Jan 04|News, Pageant of the Masters|

“Nature’s Wonder” Exhibit at Wells Fargo

November 10, 2015 – January 9, 2016 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit entitled “Nature’s Wonder” at the Festival of Arts 3rd Floor Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank in Laguna Beach. The exhibit was inspired by the recent community-wide festival and conference, Art & Nature, presented by the Laguna Art Museum. The artwork [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:10+00:00 Nov 24|News, Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

“Paintings from the Collection” at foaSOUTH

The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at foaSOUTH entitled “Paintings from the Collection” now through January 9, 2016. Comprised of pieces from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection, the display features both traditional and contemporary works in a variety of medium such as painting, watercolor, and mixed media. [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:19+00:00 Oct 11|foaSOUTH, News|

Patron Picks Exhibit at Wells Fargo

September 11 – November 9, 2015 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce it’s newest exhibit, Patron Picks at the historic Wells Fargo Building in downtown Laguna Beach now through November 9. Visitors of this summer’s Festival of Arts fine art show had the opportunity to vote for their favorite exhibitors and the [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:35+00:00 Sep 16|News, Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Paintings Come to Life

Wall Street Journal July 2015 By Christina Binkley A bizarre but beloved tradition in art is back. Every night through July and August, human volunteers enact famous paintings and sculptures in an annual performance in Laguna Beach, Calif., known as the Pageant of the Masters. The amateur actors, their bodies painted and costumed, step into theatrical [...]

2016-11-22T19:46:50+00:00 Jul 27|In The News|

Festival Features Photographer Rob Gage

This summer, the Festival of Arts presents two new exhibits featuring long-time Festival artist and Laguna Beach resident Rob Gage. Gage’s photography career stretches over four decades and has brought him to nearly 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The free exhibits at foaSOUTH and Wells Fargo Laguna Beach serve as a look back [...]

2016-11-22T19:40:44+00:00 Jun 23|foaSOUTH, Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|