In addition to the Juried Fine Art Show, the Festival of Arts also hosts special exhibits on its grounds during the summer season.
Junior Art Exhibit
Since its inception in 1947, the Junior Art Exhibit has come to be regarded as one of the highlights of the summer show. Selected by art authorities from thousands of submissions representing schools throughout Orange County, works by over 300 students (PK-12) are on display in the Junior Art Gallery.
The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts exhibits their Art-To-Go collection during the summer months at the Festival of Arts. The fundraising program features over 100 donated pieces of art from Festival exhibitors available for purchase daily, with all proceeds benefiting the Artists Fund.
Permanent Art Collection
The Festival’s Permanent Art Collection, made up of over 1,150 pieces, is composed of an eclectic mix of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work that dates back to the early 1900s. This exhibit features the work of two prominent and longtime Festival of Arts exhibitors who passed away in 2015 – Lu Campbell and Terry Thornsley. Both Laguna Beach artists have work that is part of the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection.