A sparkling gem on the storied Southern California Coast known as the California Riviera, Laguna Beach is as well known for its popular summer art festivals as it is for its storied beaches, championship golf courses, world-class spas and boutique shopping. An art lover’s paradise, the streets of Laguna Beach are lined with charming art galleries displaying the works talented and well-known California artists.
Summer is a special time to schedule a Laguna Beach vacation. Beginning with the kickoff of the summer-long Sawdust Art Festival in late June, Laguna Beach becomes a mecca for artists and art lovers as one art festival follows another. Here’s a rundown of this summer’s most popular Laguna Beach art festivals:
The Sawdust Art Festival from June 28 to September 1 features 200 Laguna Beach artists. Thousands of art enthusiasts, collectors and artists come to view and purchase one-of-a-kind works of art including paintings, hand-blown and fused glass, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, photography, scrimshaw and more. Art workshops and live art demonstrations highlight the show.
The Festival Art Show from June 30 to August 31 showcases the work of 140 award-winning Orange County artists. One of the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed juried fine art shows, the festival features docent-led gallery tours, art workshops, demonstrations by local artists, live music and an opportunity to view the work of Orange County’s most promising breakout artists.
Pageant of the Masters from July 7 to August 31 is a unique performance art and musical experience that brings to life some of the world’s most well-known art works. For 90 minutes each night, Laguna Beach residents in costume precisely recreate classical and contemporary art works.
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