Celebrities and supporters of the arts enjoyed a concert by Steve Tyrell and Pageant introduced by actress Sarah Drew.
Artists wowed audiences with their creativity and talent constructing outfits from reclaimed, reused or recycled materials.
Join us for our Celebrity Benefit event on August 25 featuring a concert with Steve Tyrell and Pageant hosted by actress Sarah Drew.
Still Time to Enjoy the Pageant and Festival of Arts this summer!
Jorge Fernandez Explores Laguna's First Inhabitants "From the Beginning"
Orange County student Paige Mushakian takes home high honors in national ceramic competition.
The Pageant of the Masters is heating up with preparations underway for the highly-anticipated 2018 production of “Under the Sun.”
2018 Fresh Faces Exhibit March 1 - June 1, 2018 Summer time is just around the corner and the Festival of Arts is excited to announce its newest exhibit, Fresh Faces 2018. Presenting the works of newly juried Festival artists, the exhibit will showcase a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, [...]
Orange County’s most iconic cultural landmark, The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Historical Renovation Project by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for its exceptional design and aggressive schedule of completion. The Festival of Arts grounds is home to some of California’s favorite outdoor summer events including the [...]
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. Applicants may apply for [...]
January 23 – April 25, 2018 Born into a family of artists, Bradford Salamon worked as a professional illustrator, opening studios in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley before relocating to Los Angeles in 2013. Before his move, he exhibited at the Festival of Arts for eight years. His study of significant, historical painters [...]
The FOA Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now available for 2018 Art Grants. Nonprofit organizations that have programs that promote fine arts in and about the City of Laguna Beach may apply. Grant applications are available online. Submission deadline is February 9, 2018. “The Foundation board looks forward to reviewing [...]
Do you enjoy art, theater and music? Have you ever thought about posing on a stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? And can you stand still for 90 seconds? Perfect - you could be a volunteer cast-member in the 2018 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. The Pageant of the Masters [...]
Tickets for the much-anticipated 2018 Pageant of the Masters are on sale now and make the perfect holiday gift for art lovers. Brighten up the holiday season with tickets to next summer’s production "Under the Sun." In the early years of the 20th century, a new generation of impressionists and plein air painters set [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
October 25, 2017 – January 22, 2018 Patrick Kelly, an acrylic painter, exhibited at the Festival of Arts for over four decades beginning in the 1960’s. His extensive travels and adventurous spirit is evident in his colorful and diverse work. Kelly also made outstanding contributions to the Festival of Arts, where he served [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]