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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 [...]

2017-04-04T14:27:04-07:00Jan 10, 2017|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 [...]

2016-12-06T17:02:04-07:00Dec 05, 2016|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 [...]

2017-03-29T10:40:26-07:00Nov 15, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-15T01:00:53-07:00Sep 19, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-16T19:39:12-07:00Aug 18, 2016|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.” [...]

2016-11-16T15:53:59-07:00Aug 16, 2016|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, [...]

2017-02-27T16:57:22-07:00Aug 01, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-16T15:51:12-07:00Jul 07, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48-07:00Jun 10, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48-07:00Apr 19, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48-07:00Apr 11, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-05T09:30:48-07:00Jan 28, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-22T19:44:42-07:00Jan 15, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-22T19:44:52-07:00Jan 04, 2016|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 [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:10-07:00Nov 24, 2015|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. [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:19-07:00Oct 11, 2015|foaSOUTH, News|