Laguna Art Museum Receives Festival of Arts Foundation Grant 2018

 

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2018

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM RECEIVES FESTIVAL OF ARTS FOUNDATION GRANT
IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


LAGUNA BEACH, CA
 (March 30, 2018) — Laguna Art Museum has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Festival of Arts Foundation in support of the museum’s educational programs. The funds will be used for art supplies, professional teaching artists, and educational activities during the museum’s centennial year in 2018.

The museum’s educational programs reach a broad range of audiences, primarily including students and families, who will benefit from the FOA Foundation’s support. Last year, the museum hosted more than 1,900 students on interactive school tours facilitated by highly-trained docents. Tours for all grade levels will continue to be offered free of charge in 2018, including the costs of school bus transportation.

Throughout the year, the museum offers Family Art Studio, a free art-making program on the third Sunday of each month. Last year, more than 1,100 children and their family members participated by creating their own works of art inspired by exhibitions in the museum. The program will continue to be free in 2018, including all materials and instruction from teaching artists. To expand upon Family Art Studio in Laguna Beach, the museum will continue an outreach program of offering the free Family Art Studio program to an intergenerational audience at the Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club.

Additionally, Laguna Art Museum will provide educational programs at two large, public events in 2018. On August 25, as part of its centennial celebrations, the museum will offer free admission, docent-led tours, and free art activities led by the museum and community arts partners. On November 4, the museum’s annual Art & Nature Family Festival will also offer free admission with art, nature, and science activities for all ages, offered by the museum and community partners. Each of community events will provide free educational programs and art-making activities to hundreds of visitors.

As the Festival of Arts marked 85 years in 2017 and Laguna Art Museum celebrates 100 years in 2018, we are reminded of each organization’s rich histories and connections to the artistic community of Laguna Beach, as well as shared goals that include arts education. The museum is grateful to the FOA Foundation for its important support of the arts and for its generous grant to help fund the museum’s educational programs.

 

About Laguna Art Museum

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. Through its permanent collection, its special loan exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.

Laguna Art Museum stands just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who fostered a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.

Location
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.

Hours
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays
Closed Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Admission
General admission: $7.00
Students, seniors (60+), and active military: $5.00
Children under 12: FREE
Museum members: FREE

Media Contact: Cody Lee, Director of Communications | 949.494.8971 x211 | clee@lagunaartmuseum.org

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