Where Art Comes to Life!
Celebrity Benefit Event2018-08-29T12:13:37+00:00

Celebrity Benefit Event

Special Concert and Pageant of the Masters Performance

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Photo by Dewey Nicks

Celebrity Performer

Celebrity Host

Join us for the Celebrity Benefit Event on Saturday, August 25 at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, the most entertaining and star-studded night of the summer art season. This red carpet one-night affair will offer guests an evening of fine art, entertainment and a special performance of this summer’s popular Pageant of the Masters, titled “Under the Sun.”

The evening begins at 5pm with star-studded red carpet arrivals and fine art, followed by an exclusive live concert with Grammy award-winning record producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell. After the concert, actress Sarah Drew from Grey’s Anatomy and star of the film Moms’ Night Out will draw the winning ticket for a 2019 Acura RDX and introduce a special performance of “Under the Sun.”

Other guest celebrities scheduled to appear are Shawn Christian (Days of our Lives), Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills 90210) Patrika Darbo (The Bold and the Beautiful), Kate Flannery (The Office), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell), Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Erica Luttrel (Salvation), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Mishel Prada (Vida), Dallas Raines (ABC7 News), Caryn Richman (The New Gidget), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Arianne Zucker (Days of our Lives) and many, many others.

Congratulations to our 2018 raffle winner Lisa Schabloski!

Check out last year’s Celebrity Benefit Event

On August 26, 2017, music legends Herb Alpert and Lani Hall performed during one of the most momentous nights of the summer art season: The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. The evening, sponsored by Southern California Acura Dealers, KOST 103.5 and Yamaha, began with star-studded red carpet arrivals and a private showing of the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show, featuring 140 talented artists.

After the concert, guests proceeded to the Irvine Bowl to enjoy a special performance of the Pageant of the Masters hosted by acclaimed actor, writer, producer, director, and author Bryan Cranston.  After a brief introduction, he then pulled the winning ticket the Festival’s summer-long raffle. The winner of 2018 Acura TLX was Norine Cusick of Laguna Woods, California. After the winner was announced, guests enjoyed a captivating performance of the critically acclaimed Pageant of the Masters production of “The Grand Tour.”

The gala event grossed approximately $270,000 for future arts programming and the Building Fund for improvements of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters facility.


Sponsored by


KOST Radio