LAM receives FOA Foundation Grant in support of educational programs

Laguna Art Museum has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Festival of Arts Foundation in support of the museum’s arts education programs. The funds will be used for art supplies, professional teaching artists, and educational activities throughout 2019.  

The museum’s educational programs reach a broad range of audiences, including students and families, who will benefit from the FOA Foundation’s support. Last year, the museum hosted more than 1,300 students for interactive school tours facilitated by highly trained docents. Tours for all grade levels will continue to be offered free of charge in 2019, including the costs of school bus transportation.

Throughout the year, the museum offers family art-making programs both on- and off-site. Inside the museum, the LAM+LAB space is supplied with art-making materials and instructions for visitors of all ages. On select Saturdays, professional teaching artists in the LAM+LAB Open Studio invite families to create artwork inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and to collaborate by adding to evolving art installations.

Laguna Art class

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Students enjoying LAM’s arts education program

LAM+LAB and Open Studio are included with museum admission, which is free for visitors aged 17 and under. Beyond Laguna Beach, the museum offers a free monthly outreach program to an intergenerational audience at the Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club. Nearly 300 children and their families attended the programs last year; with many returning each month to acquire a new art skill.

On April 27, the museum participated in Imagination Celebration, the countywide family arts festival presented in partnership with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education. Nearly 300 visitors attended and the museum offered free admission and hands-on art activities presented in partnership with Barrio Mobile Art Studio, Art Division, and volunteers from Arden: Helena Modjeska Historic House.

 In November, the museum’s annual Art & Nature Family Festival will offer free admission with art, nature, and science activities for all ages, offered by the museum and community partners such as the Ocean Institute and Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Each of these community events provides free educational programs and art-making opportunities to hundreds of visitors. 

The Festival of Arts and Laguna Art Museum share a commitment to arts education with more than 100 years of rich histories and connections to the artistic community of Laguna Beach. The museum is grateful to the FOA Foundation for its important support of the arts and for its generous grant to help fund the museum’s educational programs.

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Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Dr.