LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Recently, the Festival of Arts added an extraordinary photograph by Baldemar Fierro to the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection. The piece is titled Favela Morro do Cantagalo which Fierro captured earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “It is with great pleasure that the Festival purchased from the 2014 summer fine [...]
July 11 - October 10, 2014 Lamb’s introduction to the art movement known as Abstract Expressionism came while he was a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1970s. During that time, Lamb assisted artist Aaron Siskind, who was well known for his own abstract photographic work. While [...]
Showcasing the Work of Newly Juried Festival Artists
A 1978 Pageant of the Masters recreation of the Egyptian Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel. Don and Doug Williamson designed and built the set. What a magnificent job they did! This monumental sculpture is also a part of 2014 Pageant line-up. Apropos of this year’s theme 'the Art Detective', Technical Director/Designer Richard Hill and [...]
This is a rough sketch I made for a set design for our opening credits video for "THE ART DETECTIVE." It's how I communicate my ideas to Richard Hill (Technical Director). Richard (Butch) Hill had a faux brick wall constructed in our studios and then over several weeks I “dressed” the set using furniture, books [...]
This is a busy time of year at the Festival of Arts. Everyone is preparing and getting things ready for the summer. For the Exhibits Department our work begins the instant the previous summer ends by accepting applications from artists hoping to join the troves of successful artists who already show their works.
Recently read Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain. Wonderful story! Also a great movie with Joan Crawford. His work is mentioned in this year’s Pageant “The ART Detective.” He must have spent some time in Laguna Beach as the main character in Mildred Pierce operates a restaurant here. Also mentioned in the novel is Victor [...]
April 4- May 12, 2014 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce it’s newest exhibit, Sculptures by Miriam Shelton at the historic Wells Fargo Building in downtown Laguna Beach now through May 12. Shelton, a Laguna Beach resident, was a Festival of Arts exhibitor between 1974 and 2006. Now in her late 80’s, she [...]
On Display Through July 11
Exhibit Extended Through March 31, 2014
Explore the art of “Vinita Voogd – Printmaker” at the Festival of Arts satellite gallery foaSOUTH on display now through April 11. The exhibit showcases her current work juxtaposed with her prints from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art collection.
The Festival board hires BAUER Architects of Newport Beach based on their stellar reputation and portfolio for design of the new facade and Festival grounds.
This Event has Passed. Pageant of the Monsters will be resurrected for Halloween 2018. LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage…The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a “monster” of a good time to Laguna Beach! Reviving an event from years past, Pageant [...]
SCR Award-winning actor Richard Doyle debuts as Pageant narrator
Skip Conover becomes Pageant narrator from 1994 - 2010
Dan Duling becomes Pageant Script Writer
Thurl Ravenscroft serves as Narrator ("The Voice of the Pageant") 1973 - 1992
Pageant guest-star and volunteer Bette Davis "almost" appears in the Pageant.
Pan Am Airlines creates controversy and publicity bonanza by censoring visitor's guide with Pageant's re-creation of Venus de Milo on the cover