Laguna Beach Arts & Entertainment

Laguna Beach is the art capital of Southern California. The city is filled with numerous world class galleries and a litany of small boutiques and art houses. Visitors to Laguna Beach can find one-of-a-kind art from thousands of different artists working with mediums ranging from oil paintings to sculptures and everything in between. Most Laguna Beach hotels are located within walking distance to one of the art houses, and many hotels and restaurants display a revolving collection of art as well. You can’t take more than a couple steps in Laguna Beach without stumbling upon a hidden gem or stunning masterpiece.

The art scene is on full display on the first Thursday of every month when the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk takes place. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the city celebrates their vast collection of art by hosting a free art walk of over 30 Laguna Beach art galleries. A free shuttle is available for those who want to see all the art without the sore feet. A number of galleries also serve wine and light appetizers.

The art scene in Laguna Beach flourishes year round, and it is always changing and evolving. Chances are that if it has been more than a couple months since you visited your favorite gallery, that they have updated their collection with new art to dazzle you with. So plan a weekend getaway to Laguna Beach and enjoy all of the amazing art.

Featured Laguna Beach Arts & Entertainment

Rosanne Nitti Art Rosanne Nitti Fine Art

Rosanne Nitti is a fine art photographer who sees the world as though looking through a lens. She tries to “capture it how she sees it” and create the image from the eye to the camera and back to the eye. Although she has travelled throughout the world, her art reflects her “backyard” Laguna Beach and surrounding areas which is a daily inspiration. She will celebrate her 7th year as a Sawdust Art Festival exhibitor where she is serves on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of California.

Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD)
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Founded in 1961, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. LCAD offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the following majors: Animation, Design + Digital Media, Fine Arts, Illustration and Game Art. LCAD's graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Drawing and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting. LCAD is one of an elite number of institutions that has both regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and national accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). To schedule a tour of the LCAD campus, please call the Office of Admissions at (949) 376-6000, ext. 248 or (800) 255-0762

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Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters

The world famous Pageant of the Masters is the crown jewel for the Festival of Arts, and often referred to as "the most unique production in the entire world." Starting on July 9th and running through August 30th at the Festival of Arts, the Festival of Arts will host this one-of-a-kind living art display every night at 8:30 p.m.
The ninety-minute show features faithful recreations of iconic works of art, both classic and contemporary. What makes the Pageant of the Masters so unique though is that the works of art are depicted using real people posed identically to their paint or sculptured counterparts. The event is held in an outdoor amphitheater with a professional orchestra, live narration, sophisticated lighting, intricate sets, and hundreds of volunteers dedicated to recreating these iconic works of art down to the last nuance. Continue Reading...

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