Festival of the Arts

Laguna Beach – California’s Premier Fine Art Show

” A Video glimpse of what I consider to be the best art festival on the West Coast. I visit it annually and I’m bringing you along with this video. The video is long, but you’ll get to meet some of the artists and feel your way around this wonderful event. My suggestion, arrive early in the day, avoid the crowds.  Most of the artists arrive later, but you will enjoy their art. And if your a member of the military or a vet, admission is Free for you and your guests. Take you time and enjoy this Video. It’s about fine art at it’s best…and it’s at an OUTDOOR FESTIVAL ! ” 

artist - Jackie Jacobson

Festival of the Arts is one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed fine art shows. American Style Magazine has listed it as one of the top 10 art shows in the United States two times in the last five years! Enjoy artwork by over 145 of Orange County’s most accomplished artists. Experience art workshops, daily art tours and demonstrations, restaurants, live music, special events and much more!

Welcome to California’s Original Open-Air Gallery

The Festival of Arts Exhibition

Festival of the Arts   

Festival of the Arts • Laguna Beach CA.

       You can’t find a more beautiful place to be on a summer day. The Festival of Arts is a beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the canyon and only a  few blocks from the ocean in Laguna Beach. This is the place to find that art treasure for your home or business for which you have been searching. The Festival’s prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more – all by over 140 of “The O.C.’s” finest artists! If you’re on the hunt for that perfect art piece, you’ll be sure to find it at The Festival of Arts.
Click here  for artist directory.

More Festival Festivities

In addition to the art show, the Festival of Arts provides a relaxing, entertaining environment with plenty to see and do.
Click here for our Special Events Calendar.

Daily Art Activities, Events and Exhibitions


Festival of the Arts - Junior Art Exhibit

Festival of the Arts - Junior Art Exhibit

In addition to the special events, come and enjoy art workshops, daily docent-led tours offering expert insights to the exhibits, musical entertainment and hands-on demonstrations in printmaking, ceramics, painting and paper art. Then, explore the outstanding accomplishments of talented local students at the Junior Art Exhibit, featuring 150 works selected from over 1,500 submissions.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote, produce, and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.

Festival History

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts - History

Since the first painting was created here in 1878, the exquisite natural beauty of Laguna Beach has been a magnet for artists. Artists flourished in the small village, supporting themselves through sales to tourists who flocked to the beach for vacation. By the early 1900s, the village had gained a reputation as an art colony, and in 1918, with the entire population numbering only 300 residents, the community established the Laguna Art Association to promote and support the fine arts. Click here to read the festival history

California’s Premier Fine Art Show

July 1 – August 31, 2012
July 1 – July 4 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm);
July 5 – August 31 (10:00 am – 11:30 pm);
August 25 (10 am – 3:30pm)

Festival of Arts Admission

General Admission: Monday – Friday $7, Saturday & Sunday $10;
Students & Seniors: Monday – Friday $4, Saturday & Sunday $6;
Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents with ID;
Pageant ticket holders and Festival of Arts members receive free admission all summer long.

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Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What should you do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

  • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
  • 340 Vendors
  • Arts – Crafts – and much more
  • Free Parking
  • Free Admission

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.



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