FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26 to August 30
A UNIQUE SHOWCASE FOR ORIGINAL ART WITHIN LAGUNA BEACH
Art-A-Fair is not only a major contributor to the glorious summer art explosion at Laguna Beach, it stands alone in what it offers to art enthusiasts on many different levels. To walk through the beautiful arches of Art-A-Fair is to experience the creative ambience of 125 extraordinary local, national and international artists – to visit with them and observe their techniques. Live music plays for listening or dancing pleasure on Thursdays through Sundays. Daily art workshops, taught by professional artists, are affordable and designed to tickle artistic fancy and prove ‘yes you can.’ Tivoli Too! Restaurant provides a relaxing retreat in its garden courtyard, overlooking a cascading waterfall, where fine cuisine is a work of art in itself. Art-A-Fair is a special place for all ages to enjoy. It is especially user-friendly for mothers and seniors with its cement walkways, lack of steps and clear grounds – easing the way- for those using a stroller, wheelchair, walker or cane.
Nationally recognized as a premier exhibition of artwork in Laguna Beach for the past 49 years, Art-A-Fair is a juried fine art show that is run as an artist cooperative. It receives no municipal funds or grants. The artists themselves support the exhibition by volunteer work and by working at other jobs – so passionately do they believe in the quality of their art. All mediums of original fine art are represented – including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil, drawing, mixed media, photography, ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry, gourds, leather, sculpture and digital art – and one can find everything from a $4 greeting card to a multi-thousand dollar showpiece. A wonderful Exhibitor Directory is given to everyone attending Art-A-Fair, containing a map of the artists’ locations with sample works of each artist.
Art-A-Fair has several special events during its 2015 season, beginning with the Opening Day Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June 26th at 10:00 am; an Art Auction & Wine on Sunday, July 12th to benefit the Laguna College of Art & Design; The Old West Quick Draw on Sunday, August 9th — a free challenge for artists to paint live subjects in a limited amount of time. Orange County Residents Nights – Sunday-Tuesday- check website for specific cities’ night. Beginning July 11th, a Demo Booth in front of the show will feature Art-A-Fair artists, rotating throughout the day.
Discover all Art-A-Fair has to offer Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm. A season pass is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and military, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Call 949-494-4514 or visit www.art-a-fair.com.
Directions: Traveling south on the 5, 405 or 73 Toll Road – Take the 133 southwest. The 133 turns into Laguna Canyon Road. Traveling north on the 5 or 73 Toll Road – Take El Toro Road south to its end at Laguna Canyon Road and turn left. The Lot #16 (ACT V) parking lot on Laguna Canyon Road is marked by multiple “Public Parking” signs beginning about a mile before you arrive at the parking area. The low daily rate includes free tram service to and from the art festivals and throughout Laguna Beach. All street parking is metered. Other paid parking lots are also available at higher rates. For more information contact www.visitlagunabeach.com for additional trolley and parking information.
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Art-A-Fair VP Marketing