Cultural Arts looks ahead to 2024

Festival of Arts at City Hall

Moments in Collective Memory

The Festival of Arts is exhibiting artworks from its permanent collection at Laguna Beach City Hall through January 12.

Founded more than 90 years ago by local artists, the Festival of Arts is an organization that celebrates a long-standing connection between Laguna Beach and the arts. The Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection preserves Laguna Beach’s rich artistic heritage, collecting and displaying artwork related to the city’s history and culture through its artist or subject matter. In the pursuit to record Laguna Beach’s ever-changing artistic identity, the Permanent Art Collection is supplemented by works of art selected by committee from the Festival’s annual juried art show.

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Courtesy of FOA

“Electric Love II” by Elizabeth McGhee, part of FOA Permanent Collection

Highlighting acquisitions from the past 40 years, this exhibition spotlights the significant collection of artworks that the Festival of Arts has developed through the Festival of Arts Purchase Award – an award which is granted to recognize Festival Artists for their display of exceptional skill, embodiment of Laguna Beach’s creative spirit and influence on local culture. Carefully selected and gradually collected throughout the Festival’s 90-year history, the Festival Purchase Awards serve as part of Laguna Beach’s collective memory, tracing the lineage of Laguna Beach through representations of moments in time.

The Festival of Arts is pleased to further their mission of supporting artists in presenting Moments in Collective Memory as a celebration of the contributions of Festival Exhibitors to the Permanent Art Collection and to our shared history.

Cultural Arts Funding Grants

Deadline: February 5

The City of Laguna Beach offers annual grant funding with the purpose of creating quality cultural art programs that benefit overnight guests at Laguna Beach hotels while improving experiences for residents. Grants are available to non-profit organizations with the primary purpose and experience in presenting arts programs in Laguna Beach. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

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Courtesy of City of Laguna Beach

Firebird Ensemble at Heisler Park

Call for Artists

Sunset Serenades Promotional Artwork

Honorarium: $900

Deadline: February 5

The Arts Commission is seeking 2D artwork to use in promotional materials for its Sunset Serenades music series, held at the Heisler Park Amphitheater each May, June and September featuring genres including original singer/songwriters, opera, classical and jazz/blues, and world cultural music.

This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

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