The Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show – returns July 6 through August 30, 2014 with 140 of Orange County’s most renowned artists. 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 Laguna Beach Festival of Arts.
“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, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more from artists around Orange County. 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.
Throughout its eight-week run, the Festival of Arts offers a wide range of daily activities that the whole family can enjoy. The 2014 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 Festival Runway Fashion Show and Family Art Day.
“There’s something for everyone this year,” says Higuchi. “Visitors can wander through the artwork and buy a piece to take home, listen to an art tour, catch a demonstration, or just sit back and enjoy the live music. The Festival of Arts is the place to be this summer!”