Festival of Arts: Calendar of events Aug 11 - Aug 17

Get ready for spectacular fun at Festival of Arts: music, wine, and painting, what a week and weekend!

Weekend Nightly Music Schedule
Daily at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $15 Festival Admission

Tuesday, Aug 7: Anne Walsh and Tom Zink (part of the Tribute Tuesday music series)

Wednesday, Aug 8: Laguna Community Concert Band

Thursday, Aug 9: Pretzel Logic (part of the Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate series)
Friday, Aug 10: Melanie Taylor” (part of the Step into the Spotlight Music series)

Saturday, Aug 11: Quattrosound

Sunday, Aug 12: Josie James

Art Talks and Tea
Sponsored by PBS SoCal
Date: Wednesday, Aug 8
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free with $10 Festival admission

Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector, or an art lover, join in fascinating and informative discussions with Festival of Arts exhibitors at Art Talks and Tea, sponsored by PBS SoCal. Enjoy tea on the Festival’s green while listening to artists talk about their inspiration, history, and careers in art. 

On Wednesday, Aug 8, the topic will be “Secret Lives – the Other Me” a conversation with artists about the other part of their life and how it impacts their work. Speakers include Kathy Jones, Jacques Garnier, Betty Haight, Larry Marley, and Bruce Burr.

Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate:
Live Performance by Pretzel Logic

Sponsored by Charles Schwab
Date: Thursday, Aug 9
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 in addition to $10 Festival admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $35 per person (includes Festival admission).

Chocolate, wine, and all that jazz sweetens up the Festival of Arts this summer! On Thursday nights, indulge your senses at the Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate series. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates from XAN Confections. The Festival’s casual and classy outdoor setting, together with the soulful sounds of jazz surrounded by fine art, creates an ideal evening for friends, sweethearts, and family.

Festival of Arts Pretzel Logic

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Pretzel Logic brings the spirit of Steely Dan alive with exciting musical stylings

Los Angeles based “Pretzel Logic – A Steely Dan Revue” has been playing the festival scene, as well as the club circuit in Southern California since 2001. The group’s dedicated members play with a passion the music of Steely Dan, whose legendary hits include “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Josie,” and “Peg.”

 The music of Steely Dan crosses many musical boundaries. From their jazzy horn lines and smooth vocals, to rock guitar licks and funky grooves, their appeal is wide ranging. With an array of classic songs that ease you into your seat, and upbeat tunes that get you dancing, Steely Dan’s repertoire has an impact on everyone. This little “big band” consists of three vocalists, three horns, and a solid rhythm section. Pretzel Logic brings the spirit of Steely Dan alive with a powerful show that leaves people buzzing.

Adult and Teen Art Workshops
Printmaking with Vinita Voogd

Date: Friday, Aug 10
Time: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 (includes Festival admission)

Explore the art of printmaking at the Festival of Arts! This class will focus on the collagraph technique which combines collage, drawing, painting and sculptural elements. Students will use oil-based paints applied with brushes and rollers to create their own colorful, textured and unique prints.Discover your inner artist at the Festival of Art’s Adult and Teen Art Workshops. For ages 13 and up. Reservations preferred. 

Festival of Arts Printmaking

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FOA exhibitor Vinita Voogd takes students on an exciting printmaking journey

Concerts on the Green
Sponsored by Cambria Estates Vineyard and Winery

Down To The Bone
Date: Saturday, Aug 11
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $15 Festival admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $40 per person (includes Festival admission).

Down To The Bone is Stuart Wade as producer, writer and mastermind behind the whole groove project, working with other talented musicians and co-writers to bring together a project of good grooves. Set up at the tail end of 1995 when Wade decided to take a track from the soul band he was in at the time, Think Twice, and remix it to give it a rawer and stripped down feel. The result was the Down To The Bone remix of the track ‘Joy Is Free’ which had great success.

Adult and Teen Art Classes
Ceramics with Marty Barth
Date: Saturday, Aug 11
Time: 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 (includes Festival admission)

Instructor Marty Barth will guide students through the process of creating their own ceramic piece. In this dynamic class, participants will learn how to work with clay using a variety of ceramic tools and hand-building techniques. Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals.

Discover your inner artist at the Festival of Art’s Adult and Teen Art Classes. For ages 13 and up. Reservations preferred.

Wine & Painting Nights
Sunday Donut with Anthony Salvo
Date: Saturday, Aug 11
Time: 8:30 - 10 p.m. 

Cost: $75 (includes Festival admission)

Uncork your creativity this summer at the Festival of Arts! Enjoy a fun painting workshop while surrounded by beautiful art. Learn easy step-by-step processes, as taught by noted Festival exhibitor Anthony Salvo. Beginners and all levels are invited – take home your finished masterpiece!

All supplies and complimentary wine or beverage are included. $75 materials fee per person, per class. For adults 21 and up. Reservations required.

Youth Arts Education Workshops
Dates/Times: July 5 - Aug 17
Mondays - Fridays 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Cost: $25+ material fee/session
Tuesday, Aug 7: Ceramics (1 p.m.), Printmaking (3 p.m.)

Wednesday, Aug 8: Ceramics (1 p.m.), Mosaics (3 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug 9: Recycled Art (1 p.m.), Ceramics (3 p.m.)
Friday, Aug 10: Sculpture (1 p.m.), Mixed Media (3 p.m.)

Bring out that creative spark in your young artist at the Youth Art Classes this summer at the Festival of Arts. Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional Festival artists in mixed media, watercolors, collage and more. Meanwhile, parents will have free time to view the artwork on display throughout the Festival grounds.

Festival artists will also share some of their creative techniques in a fun and friendly environment that will inspire your kids to come back every week. Open to children ages 5 - 12. Reservations required.

For full schedule and reservations, call 800.487.3378 or visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.

Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road