Volume 14, Issue 96  |  December 2, 2022

Ready, set, go: LOCA Art Education brings on the holidays

LOCA offers a variety of educational and exciting events for the remainder of November. Also coming up is the LOCA decorated tree at the Winter Fantasy at Sawdust Festival and the LOCA booth at Hospitality Night on December 2.

Instagram Challenge Brown for November continues

LOCA invites everyone to engage in seasonal arts challenges on Instagram. Creative types can get inspired by sharing photos, and photos of artwork, that follow easy themes. The next challenge is “Holiday Colors” featuring images with a dominant color. The November theme is brown, December is green and January is blue. All mediums are invited including collage, drawing, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture. To participate now through November 30, post images featuring brown to Instagram and be sure to tag @locaarts and use the hashtag #locaartschallenge.

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Photo by Mary Hurlbut

Winter Fantasy 2022 started November 19

LOCA Tree at Winter Fantasy

There will be a LOCA-decorated tree as part of the Community Tree exhibition at Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival. The LOCA tree will feature amazing hand-painted metal cutouts by Rich and Sue Linder among additional festive embellishments. The Winter Fantasy is open weekends from November 19 through December 18 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, click here.

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Visitors can make custom ornaments at the LOCA booth

Visit the LOCA booth on Hospitality Night

Everyone is invited to visit LOCA’s pop-up studio during Hospitality Night in Downtown Laguna Beach. Visitors may drop by and create a holiday-themed ornament to take home. Hospitality Night is December 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Peppertree Park. It is free. The greater event runs 5-10 p.m. throughout Downtown.

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Lana Johnson, Editor -

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Dianne Russell is our Associate Editor.

Michael Sterling is our Webmaster & Designer.

Mary Hurlbut and Scott Brashier are our photographers.

Alexis Amaradio, Dennis McTighe, Marrie Stone, Sara Hall, Suzie Harrison and Theresa Keegan are our writers and/or columnists.

In Memoriam - Stu Saffer and Barbara Diamond.

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