FOA_LookingatArt_AndrewMyersJoin 140 of Orange County’s most renowned artists at The Festival of Arts, California’s Premier Fine Art Show, June 30 through August 31, 2013.

As California’s longest running outdoor fine art show and one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and attended juried exhibitions, visitors and art connoisseurs can expect to find the highest echelon of art and artists at the annual Laguna Beach event.

“Every year we are honored to feature the work of such incredibly talented artists at the Festival of Arts,” says Marketing and Public Relations Director Sharbie Higuchi.  Visitors have an opportunity to view and purchase original paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and furniture from artists around Orange County. Since opening in 1932, thousands have shown and sold their artwork at the Festival. Many FOA_ArtistDemo_ElaineCohenFestival artists have their work featured in the private collections of leading art collectors, celebrities, and museums around the world.

Throughout the eight-week festival, the Festival of Arts offers a wide range of daily activities that the whole family can enjoy. The 2013 events calendar includes nightly live music, jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, cooking demonstrations, guided art tours, and art workshops. Several special one-day events return this year, including the popular Festival Runway Fashion Show, and the Acura Celebrity Concert and Pageant Benefit.
 
In 2013, Sundays will feature a new musical series with an eclectic mix of music from Ethereal and Chill to Jazz/World/Classical fusion.  From 2 – 4pm, Sunday in the Park will provide the perfect atmosphere to browse FOA_ArtTour_EricGerdauthe art gallery, picnic on the green, or sit back and take in the beautiful weather of Laguna Beach.
 
“There’s something for everyone this year,” says Higuchi. “Visitors can view and purchase artwork, listen to an art tour, catch a demonstration, and enjoy the live music. The Festival of Arts is the place to be this summer!”

Free art tours are held Monday – Friday at 11 am and 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 4 pm. Meet the artists and learn firsthand about their artwork and techniques through discussions and free artist demonstrations, held daily.  A  self-guided audio tour allows visitors to use their cell phones to listen to recorded greetings from the exhibiting artists at each booth.
 
Kids will have much to do and appreciate in the 2013 Festival season. The Festival’s Junior Art Exhibition is comprised of over 300 pieces of artwork from Orange County school children (PK-12). The quality of art represented will astound art lovers of all ages. Also for FOA_CoupleLookingAtArtthe kids, the Festival hosts Youth Art Education Days, art classes for children. 
 
The 2013 Festival of Arts runs June 30 – August 31, 2013.
Hours: June 30 – July 4, Open 10 am – 6 pm. July 5 – August 31, Open 10 am – 11:30 pm. August 24, Open 10 am – 3:30 pm.
Tickets: General Admission: Monday – Friday $7, Saturday – Sunday $10; Students & Seniors: Monday – Friday $4, Saturday – Sunday $6; Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.
Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California.  Proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Laguna Beach.
The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization that produces The Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters. 
Tickets for Pageant of the Masters are $15 – $220 (depending on seat location and night of the week). Pageant of the Masters ticket holders can present their stub at The Festival of Arts front gate for free admission all summer long.
Web: www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org, Phone: (949) 494-1145. For children’s art classes, call for schedule and reservations: (949) 464-4268.