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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+00:00 Aug 01|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+00:00 Jul 01|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+00:00 Jun 28|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+00:00 Jun 19|FOA Updates, News|

85th Anniversary Exhibit

Celebrating the Festival of Arts 85th Anniversary June 15 – September 15, 2017 This special exhibit features artwork from the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection, commemorative posters and photos that represent the Festival’s rich history in Laguna Beach. Artwork on display includes paintings by Helen Weld, Scott Moore, Ken Knutson, Robert (R.E.) Russell, [...]

2017-10-31T13:50:53+00:00 Jun 15|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Marjorie Sawyer & Walter Reiss

April 7 – July 15, 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. April 7 through July 15, Marjorie Sawyer & Walter Reiss join together in a two-person exhibit at foaSOUTH. These two [...]

2017-10-19T10:18:36+00:00 Apr 05|foaSOUTH|

“Patron Picks” Exhibit at Wells Fargo Bank

Patron Picks February 1 - April 12, 2017 The Festival of Arts presents "Patron Picks" at  Wells Fargo Bank, a multi-media show representing twelve artists from the 2016 Festival of Arts summer exhibit. Artists represented include Mary Aslin (pastels), C.W. Allwine (photography), Ron Azevedo (photography), Joel Brown (photography), Jordan Dimitrov (sculpture), Brian Giberson [...]

2017-04-04T14:13:33+00:00 Feb 01|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Scholarship Applications Available

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. [...]

2017-02-02T14:00:26+00:00 Jan 23|News|

Young Guns at foaSOUTH

Young Guns Exhibit January 10 – March 17, 2017 FoaSouth’s exhibit spotlights seven of the Festival of Arts’ younger exhibitors from the 2016 summer art show. Artists featured include Christopher Wayne Allwine (photographer), Trevor Christiansen (oils), Stefan Cummings (charcoal), Katlin Evans (charcoal), Elizabeth McGhee (painter), Mariana Nelson (mixed media) and Hugo Rivera [...]

2017-04-04T14:27:04+00:00 Jan 10|foaSOUTH|

Festival of Arts Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, producer of the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters, is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org. The new website incorporates the organization’s new branding identity with easier navigational tools and a clean, contemporary design with [...]

2016-12-06T17:02:04+00:00 Dec 05|News|

Pageant of the Masters Director Plans Itinerary for “The Grand Tour”

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the desire to experience the world’s great art firsthand inspired the European tradition of continental travel on “the grand tour.” Inspired to set out on pilgrimages by land and sea to the great cultural centers of Europe, and eventually the globe, those early travelers often risked [...]

2017-03-29T10:40:26+00:00 Nov 15|News|

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|