During the holiday season in Laguna Beach, be sure to look UP to connect with the very roots of our fine city – nearly 400 hand-painted Holiday Palettes! The Holiday Palette tradition began in 1966 with 104 palettes on display, but these weren’t initially painted by our Laguna Beach artists (the City used three holiday screen-printed designs). Since then, the program has painted a much more creative program for itself in that …
This morning (Thurs, Oct. 28), the Laguna Beach Neighborhood Congregational Church welcomed 5 Tibetan monks (all the way from India) to its sanctuary. For the next five days, these monks will be creating an original sand painting (Sand Mandala) as an expression and call for compassion in Laguna Beach and around the world. This was quite an opening event to witness . . .
The Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational is one of the coolest high-brow events we’ve got going on, especially since these amazing artists let us watch everything they do as they create artistic masterpieces on the cliffs and inside secret trove areas of Laguna Beach.
The Sawdust Art Festival was first put together 44 years ago as a local revolt against juried art shows that were bringing in out-of-town artists over the resident artists who helped make and mold our “artist colony.” Since its first inception, the Sawdust has only been available to artists who claim residency here, and not all of them are the kind with galleries. You’ll find a whole hodge-podge, from fabulous art to kitschy stuff – it’s all part of the flavor of the Festival.
If you’re a closet artist or have a hankering to try something new in the world of “left brained” activity, here’s your chance to work with some highly touted artists in Laguna Beach, compliments of The Sawdust Festival. The “Spring Into Art” Workshops take place every weekend in March on the Sawdust grounds.