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Laguna Beach Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters


Festival of Arts Fine Art Show – Photo by Jill Weinlein

Since 1932, seaside Laguna Beach has been the home of the world-renowned Festival of Arts Fine Art Show. Now through September 1, 2023, locals and visitors can view the work of 120 award-winning artists.

This professionally juried fine art show features paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and jewelry from artists around Orange County. Through the years, many pieces have been featured in the private collections of leading art collectors, celebrities, and museums around the world. 

“The Festival is the perfect place to find affordable and unique art treasures for your home or business,” says Marketing and Public Relations Director Sharbie Higuchi.

Entrance to Pageant of the Masters – Photo by Jill Weinlein

In addition to the variety of artwork, the Festival of Arts offers a wide range of daily activities that includes nightly live music, guided art tours, art workshops, weekly Concerts on the Green series, and Pageant of the Masters.

The Pageant of the Masters is performed nightly until September 1, 2023. The star-lit amphitheater sets the stage for the Pageant of the Masters ‘Art Colony: In the Company of Artists.’ Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the ‘living pictures’ appear onstage and in areas surrounding the stage.

“The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re an art aficionado, a music lover, or simply looking for a fun artful experience, the Festival has it all,” said Higuchi. “Explore the stunning artwork by talented artists, enjoy live music performances, and participate in interactive workshops suitable for all ages. Join us this summer and discover the perfect blend of creativity, entertainment, and community.’

Award winning Student Art – Photo by Jill Weinlein

The Festival also features a Junior Art Exhibition comprised of almost 400 pieces of artwork from school children in grades PK to 12 attending Orange County schools. The quality of art represented in the exhibit will astound art lovers of all ages.

Free art tours are held Monday through Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Friday through Sunday at noon and 4:30 p.m. The tour allows attendees to meet artists and learn firsthand about their inspiration and techniques. 

Win a Volvo – Photo by Jill Weinlein

All summer long, guests have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a brand new 2024 Volvo C40 Recharge (approximate retail value $53,000+). The lucky winning ticket will be pulled on August 26, 2023. Since this is an art festival, the car has been used as a canvas to replicate an artist’s painting.

This fully electric compact SUV is designed to reduce environmental impact and features a 100% leather-free interior. 

Tickets are sold for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Click here for official raffle rules.

Terra Laguna Beach – Photo by Jill Weinlein

On the property, there are two dining destinations. Terra Laguna Beach is a full service, sit-down restaurant focusing on California cuisine with sustainable food practices. The menu utilizes farm stand fresh ingredients and artfully crafted meals in an al fresco setting.

The more casual grab-to-go concession stand Intermission by Terra allows patrons to purchase food, drinks and snacks on the Festival grounds.

Festival attendees can support the arts by purchasing themed ‘All Together Now’ artwork at the Art-to-Go Exhibit below Terra Laguna Beach restaurant. The art is donated by Festival artists, and sale proceeds benefit The Artists Fund at the Festival of Arts.

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club – Photo by Jill Weinlein

One of the Festival of Arts Art Show and Pageant sponsors is the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. Perched on 175 acres atop a 150-foot seaside bluff, the luxury resort is offering an exclusive package. Unlock the best rate and receive two premium Center Loge section tickets to the Pageant of the Masters show. 

During the day, spend time at the resort’s private beach club or lounge by the ocean-view swimming pool. Guests can play a round of golf or reserve a treatment at the award-winning Spa before dinner and the live show.

The resort is also offering a sunset dining special at the onsite AVEO restaurant. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner and receive two premium Center Loge section tickets for Pageant of the Masters. This exclusive dining package is available on Thursdays through Sundays at 5 p.m.

The Festival of Arts is an 18-mile coastal drive from the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. Opening hours are Monday through Thursday at 4 to 11:30 p.m. On Friday through Sunday, the venue opens at 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 




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