Laguna Beach Art Festivals: Where Beauty Takes Center Stage
Popular for its beaches and coastal scenery, Laguna Beach also serves as an art lover’s paradise offering year-round festivals and events. In fact, the area’s natural beauty help inspire many of these celebrations and showcase local and international artists. Many attendees even meet the creators and purchase unique pieces to take home. Get an up-close look at these Laguna Beach art festivals.
Top Laguna Beach Art Festivals
Pageant of the Masters
Humanity’s great paintings and sculptures come alive during the Pageant of the Masters, a widely acclaimed theatrical living art performance. For over 80 years, the festivals has kept guests in awe with original scores, live narration, special effects and lots of energy. Pageant of the Masters occurs all summer long and offers access to other events.
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts presents the artwork of 140 Orange County artists. Workshops, hands-on demonstrations, musical entertainment, guided art tours, art discussions and more offer a sumptuous introduction to the Laguna Beach art scene. Find special pieces, meet artists and learn why the area inspires them. Festival of the Arts also features fine art, offers tours and hosts nighttime events.
Sawdust Art Festival
Named Best Art Festival by OC Weekly, Sawdust Art Festival features exhibitions and demonstrations by more than 200 local artists and craftspeople. While visiting, take art classes, browse artwork and purchase souvenirs and gifts for loved ones. Live entertainment and al fresco cafes make this nine-week long outdoor festival a must.
Art-A-Fair features juried fine arts and has special themes every year. The event helps expand the Laguna Beach art scene beyond California, showcasing the work of world-renowned artists and master craftspeople. Browse exhibits, attend a workshop and learn how art can become part of the home.
Art Galleries and Other Attractions
Laguna Beach’s art scene doesn’t fade when summer ends. Laguna Art Museum offers exhibits and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018. In addition, over 100 art galleries offer additional opportunities to peruse local artists’ work. A monthly art walk and bi-monthly shows by the Laguna Beach Craft Guild from September to June also keep the scene lively year-round.