I have never taken for granted the blessing of growing up and being surrounded by an art culture here in Orange County, California. You find art everywhere and in every culture. It is however, a treat to have grown up minutes away from Laguna Beach where artists reside, amazing galleries are open for viewing year round, and Laguna Beach’s Art Festival takes place year after year during the months of June through August. This Festival includes the world renown Pageant of the Masters (which I usually attend each year), the Sawdust Art Festival, Art A Fair and more. This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to events. There’s also the First Thursday Art Walk (many cities including Laguna Beach host these).
If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend you attend the Pageant of the Masters. It’s an amazing event.
And don’t forget, SAVE THE DATE, the Saturday after the 4th, which is the 6th, you are invited to an Artist’s reception during this festive time at Las Laguna Gallery. I’m excited to attend as one of the artist’s with a piece on exhibit. So many wonderful artists to meet. It’s also a great subject on Unique Abstractions. It’s my first Abstract piece I’ve submitted. For details on the Artist’s reception on July 6, you can see my previous post found HERE.
Looking for good eats? Besides the Festivals, downtown Laguna has some great restaurants including Nicks, The Deck, Las Brisas, Banzai Bowl (a family favorite), and an array of others that fit practically any budget. There’s wonderful shopping experiences to be had, snorkeling, scuba, surfing, and exploring in the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Parking can be challenging but during the art festivities the free trolleys are abundant are have regular stops along Laguna Canyon and Pacific Coast Highway. Find out more HERE. The further you park from the hub bub the better but you’re sure to have a free ride into the center of the activities.
So if you’re local and looking for a relaxing outing, a family activity or a fun date, there’s so much to do during this time. Enjoy Laguna Beach!
Warmest creative wishes,