Thursday July 31
Pageant of the Masters
Everyone loves a good mystery, especially in the world of art. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out whodunit when The Art Detective, the 2014 Pageant of the Masters, is on the case.
The Festival of Art’s world famous theatrical celebration of art in tableaux vivants – “living pictures” – will reveal how lost treasures were discovered, where crimes of passion were uncovered (or covered up) and how creative riddles were unraveled, with a gallery of the world’s great masterpieces providing the clues! The stories and revelations are sure to provide fun for the whole family and be anything but elementary.
Festival of Arts
As one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts has offered a breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers for over 80 years.
The Festival’s prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcraftedwood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more – all by 140 of Orange County's finest artists. This is the place to find that perfect art treasure for your home or business.
From early July through the end of August, the Festival of Arts opens its doors daily for visitors to not only enjoy the award-winning work of exhibited artists, but also demonstrations and art workshops, daily art shows, live music, special events,on-site restaurants and much more.
The Sawdust Art Festival
The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.
Since its inception, the non-profit 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 world-wide 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, Ceramic Center, as well as refreshments from four outdoor cafes and saloon, live musical entertainment and more. Read more...
This year Art-A-Fair celebrates their 48th year as one of Southern California's most popular art destinations!
Treat yourself to a day in Laguna Beach and visit the artists as they create. Soak up the sun and fun of the SouthernCaliforniacoast while enjoying our shaded, comfortable grounds and full service restaurant/bar.
Whether you are looking for two- or three-dimensional fine art, home decor, gifts or a simple self-indulgence, you will find it at Art-A-Fair 2014. Read more...
Laguna Playhouse Presents "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story"
Buddy Holly’s short yet spectacular career is told through classic songs we all love like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Not Fade Away,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” and many more. “Remarkable…It’s a bona fide crowd pleaser!” claims Variety.
Festival of Arts Art Talks: Two by Two
A panel of collaborative artists will discuss the benefits and challenges of creating artwork together. Includes Festival Artists Stephanie Cunningham and Betty Haight.
This is one of several topics discussed at the Festival’s weekly Art Talks: A Lecture Series. Each Thursday between July 10 and August 28, Festival artists lead conversations about their medium, inspiration, and careers in this fascinating and stimulating series.
Sawdust Festival Youth Art - Ceramics
Want to get your hands dirty? Learn how to create and decorate with clay! More than just pottery, kids can create bowls, animals, flip-flops, and much more in one of the Festival’s most popular classes. Check the schedule to see what project we’ll be making each week. Reserve your space early, these classes do fill up! Read more...
Sawdust Festival Youth Art - Landscape Painting
n this class, children will learn to see and paint a little of the world around us. From far-away mountains to clouds floating by, students will receive step-by-step instructions to create their own landscape masterpiece! Read more...
Teen and Adult Art Workshops - Painting
Inspired by the artwork at the Festival of Arts? Try your hand at painting with accomplished artist Carole Boller. No painting experience is necessary and you’ll be able to take home your own artwork as a personal souvenir of the Festival of Arts. Read more...
Laguna Beach MOPS
The MOPS (Mothers of pre-schoolers) program offers a morning of food, fun, creative activities, guest speakers on relevant topics such as parenting, relationships, marriage and more! Open to moms who are pregnant or adopting and moms with newborns and children of elementary school age. Preregistration is required, space is limited. $95 for moms only, or $125 for mom and children each semester. To register visit www.lagunapreschurch.org or call the church office at 949-494-7555.
Yoga in the Park
classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday*
at 8am at the Montage public park (Treasure Island park). Carl Brown,
a registered yoga alliance instructor and professionally trained
in massage provides these free weekday yoga classes in Laguna Beach.
*A small donation of $5 is suggested for the Saturday class which
will be sent to the Himalayan Children’s Fund for the education
of women. Yoga in the Park currently supports 10 girls in Nepal
with their education. For more information, please email Carl at
CABDTV@gmail.com or call 949-494-9928.
Laughter Yoga is a unique, newly-developed practice of laughter as a form of exercise, free of the need for jokes or comedy. Yogic breathing techniques are integrated with intentional laughter practices, resulting in numerous benefits to physical and emotional health. Participants live life more joyfully and are better able to cope with whatever stresses life may bring.
The laughers gather daily on the sand at the northernmost end of “Main Beach” in Laguna Beach (Pacific Coast Highway at Broadway/Route 133). If it is raining, they meet under the Gazebo. They laugh every day including all holidays. All meetings are FREE, and everyone is welcome. Animals must obey leash laws; children must be supervised (kids usually need to play nearby, yet apart, when the grownups are relaxing). Smoking is not allowed on the beach. Visit their website for more information.