City of Laguna Beach votes unanimously in favor of Cultural Facilities Improvement Matching Grant Program

 LAGUNA BEACH, CA (March 22, 2016)- At its March 15 meeting, the Laguna Beach City Council made a bold and enlightened move in support of the arts– all five City Council members voted in favor of a matching grant program to help the two oldest artistic institutions in town, Laguna Art Museum and the Laguna Playhouse. The decision has been hailed as a clear sign of support and trust in these organizations, both approaching their 100-year anniversaries (2018 for Laguna Art Museum and 2020 for the … [Read more...]

The Museum

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About Us Laguna Art Museum is the 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. 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. Mission Principles Laguna Art Museum believes that the artists of California have created works of the highest quality and … [Read more...]

Thank You Laguna Beach!

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. City of Laguna Beach votes unanimously in favor of Cultural Facilities Improvement Matching Grant Program  At its March 15 meeting, the Laguna Beach City Council made a bold and enlightened move in support of the arts– all five City Council members voted in favor of a matching grant program to help the two oldest artistic institutions in town, Laguna Art Museum and the Laguna Playhouse. The decision has been hailed as a clear sign of support and trust in these organizations, both approaching … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Ken Auster

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In Memoriam: Ken Auster The museum was saddened to hear about the death of artist Ken Auster, who passed away on January 29. Auster was one of the most respected of California’s contemporary plein air painters, and through his impetus the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational was founded, an event that was held at the museum for many years. He received a BFA from California State University Long Beach and began his career as a printer, operating a highly-successful silk screening … [Read more...]