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Local Art Galleries


 

Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach (949) 376-6000

Nationally known for its art galleries, changing exhibits feature works of students and prominent artists in all media, sculpture garden.


Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA

Located just steps from the Pacific Ocean, museum visitors can enjoy continuously changing exhibitions of works by historical, contemporary, and emerging artists and browse through the Museum Store and Art Rental and Sales Gallery.


 

Wassmann Fine Arts
419 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA

New gallery featuring Cliff Wassmann's paintings and photography.


 

Local Festivals

Art-A-Fair Festival
777 Laguna Canyon Road
949-494-4514, June-Sept

The Art-A-Fair Festival is the ultimate destination for lovers of art to visit this summer! Nestled in a Colorful garden setting in romantic Laguna Canyon.


Festival of the Arts & Pageant of the Masters
777 Laguna Canyon Raod
June-Aug

Since the early 1930's, these colorful events have won worldwide recognition. The Festival is a juried exhibit of fine, strictly original works by gifted artists, while the Pageant is a spectacular stage production of living art re-creations.


Doheny Days
Dana Point Harbor
September

The two-day World Music & International Food festival features:

Top musicians from the genres of Reggae and world-beat music, Art & Craft vendors, environmental exhibits and sponsor display,
an International Food Court with various ethnic foods and beverages. A festive concert atmosphere just steps away from the beach.


Dana Point Festival of the Whales
Dana Point Harbor
March

It's time for the whales to make their annual trip down south and the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce will celebrate with their Annual Street Fair, which is part of the Festival of Whales with a weekend of fun, food, entertainment and an arts & craft show


Tall Ships Festival
Dana Point Harbor
mid-Sept

At the Marine Institute: Sea Chantey Concert, maritime exhibits and demonstrations, Port Royal Privateers encampment, model boat building, wood carving, touch tank encounters, rope challenge course, crafts and food.


Sawdust Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Raod
Summer

Join the fun in a shady canyon by the sea. Continuous entertainment, fine food, and the best fine art and crafts shopping in Southern California.


Ocean Festival
San Clamente Municipal
Prier & Beach
949-440-6141, July

Full weekend of family events Classic Woody Car Show, Surf and Ocean Art Show, Children's activities. Annual Beach Party and Concert included.


Sawdust Winter Fantasy
935 Laguna Canyon Raod
949-494-3030
, Summer

Over 130 Artists. A wide selection of Original Arts and Crafts, many with holiday themes. Artists Demonstrations & Hands-on Workshops.

 

 

 
Local Performing Arts

Camino Real Playhouse
1776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 489-8082

Home of South Orange County Community Theater in San Juan Capistrano. Featuring stage productions, Shakespeare by the Sea, Musical Comedy.


Cabrillo Playhouse
1776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 489-8082

Established in 1966, the Cabrillo Playhouse came from humble beginnings as the San Clemente Community Theatre which was originally established in 1953. Every season, their quality live theater productions include musicals, dramas and comedies.


Journeys to the Past

Journey back in time and view a California Indian Village - The Village of Acjachamai. This large-scale performance presents the culture and history of the Acjachemen Nation in an entertaining and meaningful way.


Laguna Playhouse -
606 Laguna Cyn Rd
Laguna Beach
(800) 946-5556

This award-winning nonprofit professional theater company features a season of classical & contemporary dramas, comedies and musicals plus an acclaimed four play Youth Theater season for young people and the young at heart.

 

 
Local Museums

Casa Romantica

Overlooking San Clemente pier, this 1928 estate was the home of the city’s founder, Ole Hanson. The renovated 2.4-acre site features historic exhibitions, literary symposia, musical attractions, special events, and diverse educational and cultural opportunities that encourage visitors to explore the Romance and Reality of the Southern California experience.

415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672


International Surfing Museum

Home to a collection of some of the most significant artifacts in the history of surfing. With surf music and videos playing in the background, you'll be in the mood to view the many fine exhibits. 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach 92648


 

Laguna Art Museum

The Museum focuses on the cultural heritage of California, and on the unique history and accomplishments of Laguna Beach. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651


 

Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. On weekends, the public is invited to visit and discover ocean science, history, and literature. Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point


Nearby Museums

Marconi Automotive Museum

A stroll into the Marconi Automotive Museum is a trip through life in the fast lane. Lots of fabulous fast cars, the likes of which the average auto aficionado can only dream of seeing. First opened in 1994 by Founder Dick Marconi, this Non-Profit Museum and Special Event Venue has accumulated an impressive 30 million-dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars to stimulate and delight the senses.
1302 Industrial Drive
Tustin (714) 258-3001


 

 

 
 
Beach Cities Music
Venues & Local Musicians


Barbershop Harmony Society

Meeting Anywhere from 20 to 40 men gather every Monday at 7 pm to learn how to 'ring chords' and make great four-part harmony. Generally familiar to those attending, the songs are great to listen to for guests and 'listening'loos' who are welcome to drop in.

119 N. Avenida de la Estrella, San Clemente CA 92663


Christina & Velvet Bleu

Christina is a multi-talented singer and songwriter with a rich history of musical experience. With Velvet Bleu, their signature style is a seasoned blend of folk, classic jazz and classical rock balladry. Velvet Bleu's first release "Rhapsody" was aired nation wide.


The Coach House Concert Schedule

Located in San Juan Capistrano, CA this premiere concert facility in Orange County features a wide variety of artists.


Los Tanyaderos

Created and directed by renowned mezzo-soprano vocalist Bonita Nahoum Jaros, Los Tanyaderos is an ensemble of two to ten performers dedicated to the preservation of the ethnic music of endangered cultures.


KSBR Radio

Popular Jazz station from Saddleback college. Listen Online!

 

Regional Art & Music

The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

One of Southern California's finest museums and Orange County's largest, the Bowers Museum is one of the only museums in the United States devoted to promoting human understanding through art.


The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Houses permanent collections of Greek & Roman antiquities, European Paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminations, manuscripts, decorative arts from both 19th & 20th century, European & American photographs. The building itself is a recreation of a 1st century A.D. Roman country villa, with interior &exterior gardens. Admission is free, but specific
(310) 458-2003


Lannana Foundation, Los Angeles

Gallery features an exciting series of innovative contemporary art exhibitions, including selections from the Foundation's extensive collection. (310) 306-1004
5401 McConnell Ave.
Open T-Sun 11-5pm. Free.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5 buildings comprise the museum which houses extensive collections of paints, sculpture, costumes and textiles & decorative arts from a wide variety of cultures & periods
(213) 626-6111
5905 Wilshire Blvd.


Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Permanent & changing exhibitions of contemporary, traditional & unconventional art, sculpture & architecture.
(213) 626-6222
250 S.Grand Ave.


UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art & Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Major traveling exhibitions, Permanent collection features impressionist & post impressionist paintings along with the largest collection in the United States by Honore Daumier. (310) 443-7000
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Open Tues-Sun


 

 

 

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