• Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach


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    About Us

    The Festival of Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has always been a local leader that has helped with the growth and development of the community and the arts in Laguna Beach. Established in 1932, the Festival of Arts’ mission is to promote, produce and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts. The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach produces two world-class events each summer: The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters. Together both shows attract more than 200,000 visitors into Laguna Beach.

    Festival of Arts Fine Art Show
    July 3 - August 30, 2024

    Set in an open-air gallery, the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show features the work of over 100 award-winning local artists. The Festival showcases a variety of mediums and styles for avid collectors and festival goers to browse and purchase directly from the artists. In addition to the artwork on display, the summer event calendar with live music, wine tasting, art classes and more.

    Pageant of the Masters
    July 6 - August 30, 2024

    When the sun goes down, the lights go up on one of the most unique theatrical performances in the world, the Pageant of the Masters. Each night in the outdoor amphitheater, works of art are re-created with real people posing in elaborate costumes and extravagant sets. Know the saying "Life imitates art"? You need to see how the professionals do it! Early ticket purchase is recommended, as this is a highly sought-after event that draws art enthusiasts from around the world.


    Entrance to the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. Credit: Festival of Arts
    The Pageant of the Masters is performed in the Irvine Bowl amphitheatre. Credit: Festival of Arts
    The Festival of Arts open-air gallery. Credit: Festival of Arts
    Artwork from over 100 local artists on display and for sale. Credit: Ron Azevedo/Festival of Arts
    Art classes available for all ages and skill levels. Credit: Festival of Arts
    Pageant of the Masters re-creation of "Women in the Garden" by Claude Monet. Credit: Festival of Arts
    Audiences watch in the Pageant of the Masters' outdoor amphitheater as works of art come to life right before their eyes, including this re-creation of the Lincoln Monument. Credit: Rick Graves/Festival of Arts
    Volunteer cast members take their place onstage to bring life to this painting. Credit: Chris Allwine/Festival of Arts