July 5 – August 31
The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show celebrates its 85th anniversary July 5 through August 31 in nearby Laguna Beach. The festival has been rated one of the top festivals in the nation and hosts 140 of Orange County’s most talented artists each year. Live music, hands-on art activities, exhibitions of local student artwork and a wide variety of special events round out one of southern California’s favorite outdoor summer events. The festival is open daily from 10am to 11:30pm.
Since opening in 1932, thousands have shown and sold their artwork at the festival and many have their work featured in the private collections of leading art collectors, celebrities, and museums around the world. In addition to the variety of artwork, the Festival of Arts offers a wide range of daily activities that the whole family can enjoy. This year’s calendar includes nightly live music, jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, guided art tours and art workshops. Several special one-day events return this year as well, including the Festival Runway Fashion Show and Family Art Day.
The Festival of Arts takes place at Irvine Bowl, which is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. For more information call (800) 487-3378 or visit www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.