Laguna Beach Calendar

ONGOING

Ongoing - October, Open Daily 11 am to 5 pm
Resident Artist: Anthony Salvo
Studio 7 Gallery 384-B North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Anthony Salvo is a resident artist at Studio 7 Gallery, Laguna Beach
(949) 497-1080

NOW ON

Now - August 20
Cultural Fusion
Orange County Fine Art South Coast Plaza Village 3851 S. Bear St, #B15
LIVE Street Art & Calligraphy with Barbara Close, calligrapher and
Eric Kwite Armstead, Street Artist show runs through 8/20
OCfinearts.org; (714) 540-6430

Now - August 23,
Monday- Saturday 8- 10pm Sundays, 12-5pm
Urban Metal Girl, Tricia Skoglund
Encinitas Community & Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. Encinitas
Tricia has been creating color-rich, mixed media metal artworks for over a decade. Her work incorporates a wide variety of mediums, textures, and shapes which can be attributed to her unique torch-cutting style. 28 amazing works of art will be showcased.
Triciaskoglund.com; (760) 458-0861

Now - August at 7 pm
Book Personalization
Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Wendy Wirth will be signing her new book, “Laguna Beach, A Thoughtful Journey,” available in the Festival gift shop.
Wendywirth.com; (949) 831-4062

Now- Sunday, September 3
Laguna Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival
Laguna Art-A-Fair, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
Art festival with 120 fine artists and artisans, art workshops & demonstrations, live entertainment and great food through September 3rd.
Art-a-fair.com; (949) 494-4514

Now - September 3, 10 am-10 pm daily
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Experience over 200 Laguna Beach artists, live entertainment, art demonstrations, classes and outdoor cafes in a cool eucalyptus grove. General Admission $9.00
Look for Karen Petty @ booth #514 & Rosanne Nitti @ booth 240
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Now– September 30, 2017
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association & CAP Gallery Exhibition – “California, The Golden State”
CAP Gallery located in Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
LPAPA artists will be exhibiting works of art depicting California
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Now- October: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays
Sawdust Art Classes
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Classes and workshops include the pottery wheel, glassblowing, painting, jewelry making, screen printing, photography & more! Prices range from $45-$250, materials are included.
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Now- October
GLASSCAPES by Viscosity
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
A dynamic and temporary blown glass sculpture exhibit coming June 3rd thru October 29, 2017. Artists Scott Graham & Cristy Aloysi of Viscosity Glass Studio, in Boulder Creek, CA, installed five beautiful contemporary blown glass sculptures for their second exhibit in a public garden setting.
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

Now- December 11
Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum
217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon
Dale Chihuly’s most iconic works and groundbreaking explorations in color, light and form are showcased in Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a major museum exhibition of his artwork in Southern California.
Catalinamuseum.org; (310) 510-2414

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23, 3 pm & 7 pm
Sip, Talk & Walk
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Visitors will gain insights into Sawdust legend while exploring unique art presentations from a variety of artists and enjoying a complimentary wine tasting.
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Thursday, August 3 from 6-9 pm
Artists' Openings
Sandstone Gallery Laguna 384-A N Coast Hwy • Gallery Row
Dreamscapes, oil paintings by Ann Kim will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Through Your Eyes, acrylic paintings, and sculpture, in the Skylight Gallery.
SandstoneGallery.com; (949) 497-6775

Saturday, August 5, 11am-12pm
Poetry Workshop for Children
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Join Laguna Beach’s inaugural poet laureate Kate Buckley in a poetry workshop geared specifically for children!
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Monday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017 at 4pm (time change)
Art Alive – Live Artist Demos
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Every week, Art Alive features an artist demoing in a relaxed atmosphere in which they can interact with visitors or simply get in the zone to demonstrate their craft.
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Wednesday, August 9, 10, 17, 23, 24
Sawdust Art Classes- SAC AfterDark Series
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Take a SAC AfterDark art class in the evening during festival hours. Wine is included! $45-65, materials are included.
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Sunday, August 13, 10 am-3 pm
Artists’ Benevolence Fund Auction
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
The Sawdust Artists’ Benevolence Fund awards grants to working Laguna Beach artists in need. Come support the Fund and participate in the annual auction!
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Sunday, August 13 & Sunday, September 24
By the glass
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
Relax and stroll the Gardens with a nice glass of wine all while taking in the beautiful glass sculptures displayed throughout the gardens and enjoying the sounds of local duo blcknoise. August 13th feature the local brews of Towne Park Brewery and September 24 features the wines of leverage from Paso Robles. Friends $30/Non-Members $45 Special Two Ticket Pricing: Friends $45/Non-Members $75. Includes three 4 oz glasses of wine per person
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

Monday, August 14 –October 6
LPAPA at City Hall
Laguna Beach City Hall 505 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach
LPAPA will showcase our Plein Air Project Mentor Artists’ work. Our mentors dedicate their time and talent to teaching our younger generation the art of plein air painting.
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Tuesday, August 15
Poetry Reading with Terrell Anansi
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Join us for a riveting poetry reading by Terrell Anansi!
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Thursday, August 17, at 7 pm
Casa Cool: The Hula Girls Band
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
A self-described “hula-billy” band that combines rockabilly and tiki to create the unique sound that is The Hula Girls. $20-25
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Sunday, August 20, at 8 pm
Casa Cinema: Some Like It Hot
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Casa Cinema movies are shown under the stars in the Casa Courtyard, with popcorn and other snacks available. Free
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Friday, August 25 at 6 pm-8 pm
On view August 25 – October 15, 2017 (free with general admission to Casa Romantica)
Open Casa: Opening reception: Michael Childers
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Michael Childers is a renowned American photographer whose iconic portraits of celebrities and film, dance, and theater artists have been seen by millions of people over the past four decades on hundreds of magazine covers and in gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide. Free reception with wine & cheese.
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Saturday, August 26, 5-7 pm
INTO THE WOODS, Opening Reception
Orange County Fine Art South Coast Plaza Village 3851 S. Bear St, #B15
Jogeon Ha Featured Artist (Art Education in Tokyo, Rome & New York) show runs through 10/1
OCfinearts.org; (714) 540-6430

Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, 27 11 am-6 pm
“Back Room Sale”
Pacific Edge Gallery 540 S. Coast Highway #112, Laguna Beach
Featuring original paintings by Tom Swimm and others at 30-50% price reduction.
Pacificedgegallery.com; (949) 494-0491

Sunday, August 27 at 4 pm
“Heart of Fashion” Fashion Show
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Sawdust textile and clothing artists are showcasing a fashion show guaranteed to be colorful and imaginative.
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Monday, August 28 – October 2
Opening Reception – September 9, from 5 pm – 8 pm
LPAPA in Residence - "Trains, Pleins & Automobiles” exhibit & sale
LPAPA In Residence at Forest & Ocean Gallery 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
LPAPA artists will be exhibiting works of art solely dedicated to our Trains, Pleins & Automobiles.
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Wednesday, August 30, 6 pm
Garden Fusions - Experiential Dining- Succulents on the rocks
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
Interactive horticulture themed dining experience. Guest speakers, garden tours and cooking demonstrations. Cooking with Cactus /succulents and Drinks on the rocks - Matt Maggio, Sherman Garden Succulent curator.
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 3, from 10 am – 2 pm
D. Yoder Family Sundays: #CasaBirthday
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Celebrate the 90th birthday of our historic landmark with a grand party! A noon-time musical concert by The Happiness Band will be accompanied by cake, refreshments, and games. FREE admission all day
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Thursday, September 7 from 6-9 pm
Artists' Openings
Sandstone Gallery Laguna 384-A N Coast Hwy • Gallery Row
Imagined Places, mixed media paintings on paper by Lynn Welker will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Subjectively, watercolor paintings on yupo by Susan Gale in the Skylight Gallery.
SandstoneGallery.com; (949) 497-6775

Friday, September 8, at 7 pm
Casa Jazz Club: Gerald Clayton
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Gerald Clayton is a four-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist/composer and has performed and recorded with distinctive artists Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, and Dianne Reeves. Clayton also has enjoyed an extended association since early 2013, touring and recording with saxophone legend Charles Lloyd. $45-50
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Saturday, September 9, at 6 pm
Dance on Screen
Laguna Art Museum 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach
Academy Award-nominated documentary “Dancemaker” about Paul Taylor, master of modern dance. Introduced by former company dancer Patrick Corbin. Free to museum visitors.
Lagunadancefestival.org

Saturday, September 9, at 10 am
Casa Jazz Master Class: Gerald Clayton
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Take a master class in jazz piano from Gerald Clayton, whose collaborations with distinguished artists such as Diana Krall, Kendrick Scott, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and saxophone legend Charles Lloyd have earned him Grammy nominations. Free with general admission; class offered to high-school age advanced musicians
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Sunday, September 10, at 1 pm
Casa Jazz Brunch: Kyle Eastwood
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Kyle Eastwood is a double bassist, composer, and producer who has created numerous works for record and for film, including music for Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, and Letters from Iwo Jima. As the son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood has released eight critically-acclaimed albums and is a headlining act at the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
The Kyle Eastwood Quartet will perform during a special afternoon ‘jazz brunch’ with a catered meal from Iva Lee’s and champagne bar. $65-70
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Wednesday, September 13, 6 pm
Garden Fusions - Experiential Dining- For the love of Olives
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
Interactive horticulture themed dining experiences. Guest speakers, garden tours and cooking demonstrations. Cooking with Olives - Joel Friesen, Sherman Garden Horticulturist
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

Thursday, September 14, and Saturday, September 16 at 7.30 pm
Laguna Dance Festival: Backstage with Paul Taylor Dance Company
Laguna Playhouse 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
On-stage rehearsal and demonstration with members of the iconic modern dance company from NYC. A preview to Laguna Dance Festival performances. Free.
Lagunadancefestival.org

Thursday, September 14, and Saturday, September 16 at 7.30 pm
Laguna Dance Festival: Paul Taylor Dance Company
Laguna Playhouse 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
Renowned modern dance company from NYC performs three iconic works each night. $35-$75.
Lagunadancefestival.org; (949) 497-2787

Friday, September 15, at 7.30 pm & Sunday, September 17, at 2:00 pm
Laguna Dance Festival: Ballet BC
Laguna Playhouse 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
Groundbreaking, innovative modern dance company from Canada performs three unique works each night, all choreographed by women. $35-$75.
Lagunadancefestival.org; (949) 497-2787

Saturday, September 16 at 10 am-5 pm
Caged Bird Pendant Workshop with Annette Doreng-Stearns
51st Annual Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
In this intermediate workshop you will utilize several different methods of fabrication to create a beautiful double-sided, art pendant. $300, materials are included.
Sawdustartfestival.org; (949) 494-3030

Friday, September 22
Raise you Glass
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
Glasscapes artist meet & greet will feature Scott Grahm & Cristy Alyosi of Viscosity Studios and creators of the Glasscape exhibit. This fun filled evening will feature food, entertainment and the unveiling of a new glass chandelier to hang in the tropical conservatory.
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

Saturday, September 23, 10 am - 5 pm
Open Studio
The Cottage Gallery, 31701 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano
Live music, refreshments & demos to celebrate new show.
Cottagegalleryonlosrios.com; (949) 939-3478

Saturday, September 23, at 5:30 pm
Toast to the Casa 15th Anniversary Crystal Ball: Fortune Favors the Brave
Cultural Center Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Casa Romantica celebrates 15 years as a cultural arts institution in 2017. Enjoy a magical celebration of our Crystal Anniversary with fare from over 25 restaurants, wineries, and breweries, spectacular entertainment, and live and silent fundraiser auctions. This year’s theme is “Fortune Favors the Brave,” because we honor our past while simultaneously forging our vision of the future. $175–$200
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 1, 10 am-5 pm
Dana Point ArtFest- Lantern District, Dana Point
A community celebration of fine art, live music, food and more. Unique and one-of-a kind art for sale from 100+ local artists. Exhibits from a variety of media including sculpture, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, woodworking, and metalwork. Live music by local musicians! Food and libations provided for purchase by local restaurants.
Dpartfest.com;

Monday, October 2 – October 11
Preview Exhibition 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Invitational
LPAPA In Residence at Forest & Ocean Gallery 480 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach
Preview of works of art by the 35 invited artists for the 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Thursday, October 5 from 6-9 pm
Artists' Openings
Sandstone Gallery Laguna 384-A N Coast Hwy • Gallery Row
Figures in the Abstract, acrylic, and oil paintings on canvas by Hyatt Moore will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Art Under Pressure, original monotypes by Anne Moore, in the Skylight Gallery.
SandstoneGallery.com; (949) 497-6775

 

Saturday, October 7-15
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Laguna Beach, Tivoli Too
Anthony will be painting throughout the week in Plein Air.
Save the Date Sat. October 14th, Collectors Gala, at Tivoli Too
Studio2817.com;(949) 723-0790

Saturday, October 7, 5-7 pm
BLACK & WHITE PLUS, Opening Reception
Orange County Fine Art South Coast Plaza Village 3851 S. Bear St, #B15
Kathryn Hager. Printer, Painter, show runs through 11/12
OCfinearts.org; (714) 540-6430

Saturday, October 7 - Jan 30
Interpreting Views
CAP Gallery- Wells Fargo Building 2nd Floor, 260 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
Featuring work by Cheyne Walls, Mike Tauber & Troy Poeschl.
Gallery Hours M-F 9-6 Sat 9-4
Caplaguna.org; (949) 533-7507

Sunday, October 8
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Quick Draw
Heister Park, Laguna Beach
Come out and watch as 35 Invited artists from across the country take on the challenge of completing a painting in 2 hrs.
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Monday, October 9, from 10 am – 12 pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Kid's Paint Out & Cookie Reception
Heisler Park Laguna Beach
Come out and watch local students paint. This event is designed to educate the students about plein air painting. The students will be paired with plein air painters attending the invitational to get inspired and learn new techniques from the masters.
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Monday, October 9, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Plein Talk - Ask Us Any Question – Get To Know Our Artists
Forest & Ocean Gallery 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
Public invited to join in on an open and lively discussion with artists and panel of experts about plein air painting and collecting
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Wednesday, October 11 – October 30
Kid’s Paint out Exhibition 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Invitational
LPAPA in Residence at Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
Exhibitions & Sale of works of art created by Laguna Beach School District Students during the Kids Paint Out and Cookie Reception for the 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Wednesday, October 11, from 11 am – 2 pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Next Generation Paint Out
Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
This event is designed to cultivate the next generation of plein air painters from the participating colleges: Laguna College of Art & Design, Saddleback College and the University of California, Irvine. Come out and watch local students paint.
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Wednesday, October 11, from 8 am - Noon
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Crystal Cove Paint Out
Crystal Cove State Park
All 35 Invitational artists will be painting out at Crystal Cove State Park. The public is invited to come watch the artists as they paint “en plein air”
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Wednesday, October 11, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Plein Talk - Ask Our Panel Of Experts Any Questions and Mini Auction
Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
Public invited to join in on an open and lively discussion with artists and panel of experts about plein air painting and collecting and bid mini auction paintings created by 35 Invitational artists!
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Friday, October 13, from 11 am - 12:30pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Outdoor Artist Demonstrations
Heisler Park, Treasure Island Park & Main Beach Laguna Beach
Public invited to watch and learn how artists work in different mediums
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Saturday, October 14
Creatures of the night
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
A science based family fun night featuring, wolves, owls, carnivorous plants and creepy crawlies. Learn, experiment and have fun!
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

Saturday, October 14, from 7 pm - 10:30 pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Collectors’ Gala Reception
Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Attendees will have the first chance to view and purchase, in advance of the general public, the artwork presented for awards judging. (Ticketed event)
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 10 am - 5pm
19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Public Art Show and Sale
Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Art Show opens, free to the public who will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists and purchase artwork.
Lpapa.org; (949) 376-3635

Wednesday, October 18, 6 pm
Garden Fusions - Experiential Dining- The Great Pumpkin Feast
Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar
Interactive horticulture themed dining experiences. Guest speakers, garden tours and cooking demonstrations. Cooking with squash, corn , and other fall harvest delights!
Slgardens.org; (949) 673-2261

Thursday, October 19
The Taste of Laguna
Festival of the Arts Grounds 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
Laguna's finest restaurants will be represented in a delightful evening under the stars.
Tickets available through the Laguna Beach Chamber
(949) 494-1018

Thursday, October 19, at 7 pm
Casa Up Close: The Art of Entertaining
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Learn the art of hosting a dinner party in the historic Ole Hanson dining room and Main Salo, hosted by etiquette consultant Jules Martinez Hirst. Attendees will learn the rules for setting a balanced, functional, and beautiful table; devise seating arrangements; and practice proper dining and conversation etiquette while enjoying a catered three course meal. $10-$12
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Friday, October 27, 28, & 31 at 6 pm
Casa Creepy: Haunted House
Casa Romantica Cultural Center 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Casa Creepy Haunted House is south Orange County’s largest family friendly Halloween attraction, with a 1920s-themed haunted house and gardens. $12
Casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139