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Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach receives Festival of Arts Foundation grant

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $6,000 grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation to fund its Arts-For-All program available to all members during their time after school. 

The support of the Festival of Arts Foundation enables the Art Department to provide exciting and engaging art projects and exhibitions. On May 17 from 5 - 7 p.m., the Club will be hosting an art walk at its Canyon Branch, showcasing art created by club members from all Laguna Beach branches. From July 29 - August 2, the club will be hosting Art in The Park Summer Camp at Bluebird Park. 

Activities will include plein air landscape paintings, nature art, outdoor tie-dye, a photography walking field trip, and a field trip to the Laguna Art Museum. All of these programs and more are made possible through the generosity of the Festival of Arts Foundation. 

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The organization believes that play and art create a healthy role in the learning and development of every child, as imagination and creativity are vital components of increasing their full potential as adults. The Club’s art programming provides members with opportunities that generate ideas and enhance their ability to transform vision into a reality while navigating the world around them.

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is dedicated to providing a diverse array of art programs, in which each area serves participating youth through exposure, education, and enriching experiences. Not only do children have the opportunity to learn how to create art, but also experience the thrill of seeing their pieces displayed in on-site exhibits while entering their art into local and national art competitions.

Mar Stash, Elementary Art Expressions Director, and Chris Holmes, Teen Art Expressions Director, of Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, are building fun and exciting activities related to all aspects of art and youth development, all thanks to the assistance of funding from the Festival of Arts Foundation.

Without the continuing support of the Festival of Arts Foundation, these wonderful opportunities for families within the community would not be possible. 

For more information about the activities, contact Michelle Ray Fortezzo at (949) 494-2535 ext. 7584 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the Club’s website at

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