Summer of the Arts
Summer is the perfect time to start exploring the arts. Orange County is home to one of the largest art communities in the U.S., bringing a cultural experience to travelers and locals alike. Laguna Beach is more than sandy beaches, and art lovers will be at home in this quaint creative village. Every summer, Laguna Beach comes alive with wonderful art festivals- here's your guide to them!
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Ca 92651
Pageant of the Masters brings art to life in one of Orange Counties most sought after art events. During the ninety minute show, actors re-create histories most beloved paintings by acting them out. The 2012 theme is "The Genius" with the return of the popular Leonardo Di Vinci's "The Last Supper" for the grand finale. Performances for the 2012 season will be available every night at 8:30pm until August 31st. Tickets are currently available for purchase online.
935 Laguna Canyone Road, Laguna Beach, Ca 92651
The Sawdust Festival features art from over 200 local Laguna Beach artists. The festival is the perfect place to learn, and enjoy art from local residents in whimsical settings with entertainment, food and workshops. Military and their families can enjoy free admission to the festival. Tickets are available online for $7.75 adults, $6.25 seniors, $3.23 children (6-12) and free for children under the age of 5. The festival will be celebrating the summer arts daily from 10am to 10pm until September 2nd.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Art-a-Fair is the perfect place to admire art from over 125 local artists, and learn what inspires them to create their masterpieces. Live music and adult art workshops are available during the summer inspiring guests to indulge in thier love for the arts. Art-a-Fair is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Tickets are available until Septembet 2nd for $7 adults and $4 for children and seniors. Guests can also enjoy dining at the local favorite Tivoli Too! right next door after the fair.
845 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
A love for the arts integrates into the delicious cuisine found at every restaurant in Laguna Beach. It is also home to the famous Laguna Culinary Arts School where visitors can enjoy lunch or wine tasting from some of the newest upcoming artistic chefs. Lunch is available Monday through Saturday from 11:30 to 3:30pm and wine tasting is available every Saturday from 1 to 4pm. The Laguna Culinary Arts is now home to the popular pop-up restaurant, Basement Table.
307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Growing-up just blocks away from the Laguna Beach Art Museum I spent hours doing volunteer work at this beautiful museum. It is still one of my favorite museums to take the family to enjoying classic art exhibits in a modern environment. The work of the early twentieth-century artist, Clarence Hinkle is currently on exhibit until October 7th. The museum is open Monday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm (closed on Wednesday), and Thursday from 11am to 9pm. Admission is $7 adults and $5 for children and seniors. The museum is free the first Thursday of every month from 5pm to 9pm.