Laguna Art Museum Receives FOA Foundation Grant


For Immediate Release: July 13, 2017

Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211








LAGUNA BEACH, CA (July 13, 2017) — 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 Elements of Art Summer Camps. The funds will be used for art supplies, professional teaching artists, and scholarships for camp attendees.

In 2013 Laguna Art Museum offered, for the first time, Elements of Art Summer Camps. Two five-day camps were enrolled to capacity in that first year, and the museum expanded the program to consist of four camps in 2014. The program has continued with four camps and capacity for 80 students each summer since then, and Elements of Art Summer Camps are now enrolling for their fifth year in 2017.

Over the course of week-long day camps, students explore the elements of art with line, shape, form, space, color, and texture. They learn about these elements by creating their own unique art works, with instruction from professional teaching artists and inspiration from the art on view in the museum’s exhibitions. Camps are open to ages five through twelve, with projects varying in complexity according to age group. Separate camps are offered for younger and older students, and older students have the opportunity to concentrate on foundational skills in drawing and painting.

The first Elements of Art Summer Camp for 2017, Adventures in Abstract Art, begins on July 24 and will include a variety of art media for students to create their own portfolios. Caves to Canvas, from July 31, will inspire students with artists from history through the ages. Fantastical Animals, from August 7, will focus on both representational drawing and sculpture. And Cruisin’ California, from August 14, will introduce the elements of art along with inspiration from different regions of the Golden State. Each five-day camp includes all supplies and visits to the museum’s exhibitions.
The museum will offer at least five scholarships to students who would not otherwise be able to attend.

As the Festival celebrates 85 years in 2017 and the museum approaches its centennial year in 2018, we are reminded of our rich histories and connections to the artistic community of Laguna Beach, as well as our shared goals that include arts education. Laguna Art Museum is grateful to the Festival of Arts Foundation for its important support of the arts and for its generous grant to help fund the museum’s Elements of Art Summer Camps.

About Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit 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 had discovered the town and transformed it into a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.

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

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

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 |