Laguna Beach is one of the most popular spots to view art in Southern California. It is host to world famous events such as The Sawdust Festival, and the Pageant of the Masters. Along with these festivals are a plethora of art galleries and museums. Here are a few of our favorites:
Laguna Art Museum– Laguna Art Museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who discovered the town and fostered a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.
Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. It collects, cares for, and exhibits works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and enjoyment of California art and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field. Unlike any other museum in the state, it collects California art and only California art, and ranges across all periods and styles, nineteenth-century to present-day.
Art Cube Gallery– Art Cube is a gallery that supports my continuous search for truth in art, a place that offers a certain breathing room for the spirit.
I believe that Art can not fully exist without interaction that questions its significance. Therefore, Art Cube builds a unity between the artist and the viewer, and it is only in this interaction that art takes its true meaning. – Sanja Simidzija
The Art Walk- The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, local art institutions, lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach.
Seven-Degrees- Recognized as one of Southern California’s most distinctive event venues, [seven-degrees] is an idea lab that offers artists, organizations, and the public an exciting location in which to experience the arts in all forms and media.
Set against the backdrop of beautiful Laguna Canyon in Laguna Beach California, [seven-degrees] can accommodate innovative special events staffed by their team of experts in the “art of entertaining”. The 25,000 sq ft facility with its award-winning architecture is one of the most beautiful locations in Orange County.
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(Picture courtesy of Laguna Art Museum)