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52ND ANNUAL SAWDUST ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL!
Jun
29
to Sep 2

52ND ANNUAL SAWDUST ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL!

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The Sawdust Art Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Since its inception, the nonprofit Sawdust Art Festival organization has celebrated and supported the work of local artists.

Designed to both entertain and educate, the Sawdust Art Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors worldwide each year. Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a hand-crafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. Artists that exhibit during the summer festival are Laguna Beach residents. The Sawdust Art Festival also features art demonstration booths such as glassblowing, complimentary hands-on art workshops, a children’s art booth, a Ceramic Center, as well as refreshments from four outdoor cafes and a saloon, live musical entertainment and more.

The Sawdust Art Festival sets itself apart from Laguna Beach’s other summer art festivals in that it is non-juried, so it plays a vital role in supporting the careers of many local artists. The Sawdust has expanded from its beginnings as a small show on a vacant lot on PCH to a nine-week festival set in Laguna Canyon on a cool three-acre, eucalyptus grove, complete with waterfalls. The Sawdust is Southern California’s most popular summer art festival.

Phone: (949) 494-3030

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Jun
29
to Sep 2

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Discover 125 local and national fine artists at this juried fine art festival. Listen to live music Thursday-Sunday, enjoy outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! restaurant, join an art workshop or simply enjoy the artists as they create in their booths. Open daily June 29-September 2, 2018.

This year’s Laguna Art-A-Fair- known as the Gem in the Canyon- will present a new feature connecting fine art with luxury home design. An expansive New luxury Home Display area and home design-related workshops to help festival goers envision fine art in their own homes.

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Festival of Arts Fine Art Show
Jul
5
to Sep 1

Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

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The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show features works for sale by 140 Orange County artists. The art exhibit also includes art workshops, tours, live music, special events and more. This top-rated juried art show features original artwork by 140 of Orange County’s finest artists. Find affordable and unique works of art, perfect for your home or business. Enjoy art workshops, several dining options, guided art tours, nightly musical entertainment and hands-on demonstrations. Special art-related attractions and events, such as jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, art discussions, and activities for children, provide entertainment for all. There's something for everyone from July 5-September 1, 2018.

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The Pageant of the Masters
Jul
7
to Sep 2

The Pageant of the Masters

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The Pageant of the Masters is the Festival of Arts’ crowning jewel and arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world.
On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re­creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant of the Masters as the best presentation of its kind.

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2018 Orange County Fair and Event Center
Jul
13
to Aug 12

2018 Orange County Fair and Event Center

  • 2018 Orange County Fair and Event Center (map)
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The 2018 OC Fair runs July 13 through Aug. 12. 

OC Fair Hours
Wednesday-Friday: Noon – Midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office Hours
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Single-Day Admission Prices
Wednesday-Friday:
General (13-59) – $12
Senior (60+) – $7
Youth (6-12) – $7
Children 5 and younger are free

Saturday-Sunday: 
General (13–59) – $14
Senior (60+) – $7
Youth (6–12) – $7
Children 5 and younger are free

Phone: (714) 708-1500

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A Taste for Charity
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

A Taste for Charity

 

Laguna's  23rd Annual

'A Taste for Charity'

and Silent Art Auction!

A fabulous evening is in store with an incredible silent art auction, raffle items, 'tastes' from twelve of the finest local Laguna Beach restaurants, and a live auction of indescribable artwork and items all generously donated by the local artists, galleries, and merchants. Sponsored by the Laguna Board of REALTORS® and Affiliates' Charitable Assistance Fund and the Laguna Board of REALTORS® in support of local charities.

Phone: (949) 923-9186

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A Little Night Music
May
11
to May 20

A Little Night Music

  • No Square Theatre Theatre (map)
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A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples.

Directed by Joe Lauderdale

 

Visit website for times

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Laguna Canyon Artists Open Studios Spring Event
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Laguna Canyon Artists Open Studios Spring Event

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Artists representing a diverse mix of styles and mediums including drawing & painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics, will open their studios to the public on Saturday, May 5. Start your Cinco de Mayo by taking in some of Laguna's famous art scene. Take a drive to beautiful Laguna Canyon for this rare opportunity to visit these artists in their working studios to see how their art is created. Parking is free, refreshments served. Look for the signs at the Laguna Canyon Artists complex.

Phone: (949) 677-6527

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Solo Exhibition with Nina K: "Changing Trends"
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Solo Exhibition with Nina K: "Changing Trends"

Avran Fine Art | 540 South Coast Highway, Suite 106, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Contact: Margo Godlove (Marketing Director), Gallery: 949-494-0900, Direct: 714-865-8328

Date & Time (Opening Reception): April 28th, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition Info: Solo Exhibition with Nina K, "Changing Trends"
*Exhibition will stay up for two weeks (until May 12, 2018)
*Artist will be present during Opening Reception

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Casa Up Close: Arts Education Panel
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Casa Up Close: Arts Education Panel

  • Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens (map)
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Studies show that children who have access to arts education develop more self-confidence, focus, and long-term memory. This arts education panel, led by Casa Romantica Executive Director Berenika Schmitz in conversation with award-winning educators from both coasts, will share their experiences of how the arts help students succeed -- both at school and in the 'real world.'

Panelists: Dr. James Dawson (Professional Children’s School, NYC), Ralph Opacic (Orange County School of the Arts), Gordon McNeil (Sage Hill School) Mitzi Lizarraga (Los Angeles County School of the Arts), and William Moseley (St. Margaret’s School).

Cost: $10-12

Notes: Free parking, cash bar

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672
( (949) 498-2139 x 111   |   * behrens@casaromantica.org   |   www.casaromantica.org

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Aerial Photographer, Tom Lamb
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Aerial Photographer, Tom Lamb

Join us at our Open House as we feature Aerial Photographer and Artist Tom Lamb and his interesting work.  Held in the Gallery Room at our photography school, you will  mingle with other photographers and art enthusiasts.  Afterwards you can stroll through the Artist Village on the Artwalk where you may see bands, artists, restaurants with specials and more.

R.S.V.P.

 Tom Lamb

Tom Lamb

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1st FRIDAY ARTWALK/ South coast Plaza Village
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

1st FRIDAY ARTWALK/ South coast Plaza Village

4/6/18 OPEN HOUSE @ Showcase Gallery & Art Shop ++ Bear Street Gallery 5-8 pm
KIDS/ IMAGINATION CELEBRATION, more than 50 O.C. artists, works in all mediums.
3851 S. Bear Street #B15 714 540 6430/ 949 201 7646 OC FINEARTS.ORG
jewelry, oils, acrylics, abstracts, ceramics, mixed media, photography & refreshments
located behind Antonello's, Mortons, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams...look for blue awning

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Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit and Art Auction
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit and Art Auction

One day each year, the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit offers a rare and authentic 1920s cinema experience in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre.

TERROR ISLAND (1920)
Harry Houdini stars as an inventor who travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. When the girl's father is held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols, it is Houdini that comes to the rescue. "Terror Island" was filmed on Santa Catalina Island in November of 1919.

Live Musical Accompaniment by Michael Mortilla and The Accompanists
Award-winning composer and sound designer, Michael Mortilla, and a group of the very best musicians in the nation will provide the live orchestral accompaniment. The group will perform an original score written by Mortilla.

This year's event also features an art auction and a member's only pre-performance magic show. 
Period dress is encouraged.

Phone: (310) 510-2414

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Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk

Explorations, abstract watercolors by Susan Gale will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Uncertain TImes, mixed media paintings on canvas and board by Scottie Flamm in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Scottie Flamm, Susan Gale, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Marie-Pierre Philippe, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Mar 1, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered. SGL, located at 384-A N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, is opened daily from 12-5 and by appointment.  
949 497-6775 SandstoneGallery.com

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Deconstructing Gender: New Works by America Martin
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Deconstructing Gender: New Works by America Martin

Fearless, bold use of line and color, a profound sense of form and space - the work of America Martin transcends cultural as well as internalized gender aesthetics in a conversation with universal, underlying themes of beauty, nature, and the human form. Formal idealization of the figure exists for both genders and although the exact form this “perfect” figure takes has changed over time, there are certain standards of beauty related to gender that are constant in addition to ingrained ideas of the essential male and female. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Martin’s recent work that explores nuances of gender perception by addressing the formal aspects of gender constructs.

Although Martin’s focus is primarily on the female form, aspects of gender neutrality and ambiguity permeate her work. Both male and female figures are solid in width and girth, commanding the space that they occupy within her work, lacking most of the gendered signs of normative beauty standards. Women are distinguishable through their generally rounder forms and associations with nature, while the male figures are portrayed through a more angular approach. However, there is a distinct de-sexualization in the appearance of both genders such as in Martin’s emphasis on expressive, exaggerated hands and feet that draw us to inherent similarities and androgyny within both genders, rather than the differences that separate them. Narrative compositions place these figures in various contexts that speak to archetypal, universal themes of the human condition. 

Martin explores new modes of representation throughout her practice approaching the human form through a diversity of mediums. Expressive of her Colombian-American heritage and rooted in modernism, Martin’s visual language feels iconic and familiar as the artist utilizes the essential elements of line, form and color in vibrant, humanist compositions. 

America Martin’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!

Phone: 949.510.5481

Artist Reception: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 from 6-8pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by February 24th, 2018

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Small Works, Big Hearts
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Small Works, Big Hearts

  • LPAPA at the Forest & Ocean Gallery (map)
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Last spring we invited our Signature and Artist Members to sketch and paint on a large canvas… as a result of their creative efforts and big hearts, we now have 25 small paintings that are framed and available in Opportunity Drawings to take place on February 11, 2018 starting at 6:00pm during the LPAPA Luv-a-Thon Fundraiser & Gallery Cocktail Party (5-7pm). Purchase an Opportunity Ticket for a 1 in 15 (or better) chance of winning the painting you love. Visit our website to view the available paintings and to purchase tickets.

Come to the Gallery Cocktail Party (entry ticket $25-$35) to view the paintings, purchase additional drawing tickets and enjoy mingling with other art lovers and delectable small bites prepared by Chef Pirozzi of Alessa Laguna... or, you can watch the drawings live on the Laguna Plein Air Painters Facebook Page! You do not need to be present to win! Questions or need assistance, please call our Luv-a-thon Hotline at 949-584-9162.

Funds raised through this event will go to support nonprofit Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) and its mission to preserve Laguna's artistic legacy established by plein air artists 100+ years ago, as well as provide opportunities for professional and emerging artists, education and mentoring programs, exhibitions and art scholarships. LPAPA is dedicated to painting the landscape and preserving the plein air painting tradition! Plan to join the celebration! Be part of the tradition!

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Saddle Up II Featuring Billy Schenck
Feb
7
to Mar 31

Saddle Up II Featuring Billy Schenck

Galloping horses, blood orange sunsets, dusty cowboys - you can almost feel the rising heat from the sun-warmed earth. Billy Schenck has a definitive flair for highlighting the drama, and evoking the action of classic Westerns along with their corresponding mythology. The American Frontier holds a special place in our nation’s history, as well as in our imaginations. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck, capturing the persevering nature of the myths and dreams of the Old West.

Schenck’s work is not only cinematic in scope; it is also grounded in technique and style. His iconic, reductive approach is reminiscent of the color planes used in early computer graphics, establishing a visual dialogue between the straightforward subject matter and the more nuanced space of the rendering. The textual element of the comic book-inspired word bubbles is of equal importance to the meaning of each piece, often serving to either undermine or establish the guiding ambitions of the characters’ psyche.

In subject, Schenck goes for the iconic imagery of the Wild, Wild West - cowboys and Indians, sunsets and gunfire. Many of the scenes are a cheeky look at both the history of the American Frontier, as well as the established perceptions through the lens of contemporary popular culture, with a heavy dose of exaggerated passion and romance. The scenes pictured are at times comical, and at others, profound. Schenck plays up the ambiguity between his villains and heroes, underscoring the duality of human nature, a central theme in his work. 

BILLY SCHENCK (b. 1947, Rural America) works and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Schenck’s artwork is in over 48 museum collections, including Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

2/7/-3/31 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 949.510.5481

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Winter Fantasy - Sawdust Art Festival
Nov
18
to Dec 17

Winter Fantasy - Sawdust Art Festival

Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, December 17 (Weekends) from 10 am -6 pm

The Sawdust Art Festival turns into a Winter Fantasy offering original Artwork from 160 Artist. The most unique shopping in all the world.

www.sawdustartfestival.org/festivals/winter-fantasy; (949) 494-3030

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Two Artists, Two Days!
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Two Artists, Two Days!

  • Studio 2817, Anthony Salvo Fine Art Gallery (map)
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Now’s your chance to pick up a Wirth or Salvo original work, with a large selection of framed and unframed pieces, at great discounts. Special pricing for this Open House weekend only! Join us!

Please RSVP by October 29 to: anthony@studio2817.com.

www.studio2817.com;www.WendyWirth.com

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