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.
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