LAM Announces California Cool Art Auction 2018


For Immediate Release: December 5, 2017



 (December 5, 2017) — On February 10, 2018, Laguna Art Museum will present its annual California Cool Art Auction. 2018 will mark the 36th edition of the highly-anticipated auction event during the museum’s centennial year. With works by 100 important California artists, Art Auction 2018 will include great art at great prices, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails.

Thanks to the museum’s long-standing relationships with California artists and galleries, and their generosity in supporting the institution, Art Auction 2018 will include highly desirable works by both established and emerging artists. Proceeds from the event will support Laguna Art Museum’s dedication to collecting and preserving California art, presenting critically acclaimed exhibitions, and enhancing art education programs.

Laguna Art Museum’s Art Auction is the longest-running art auction in California and one of Orange County’s most exciting art and social experiences. Tickets are $125 for museum members at the Friend level and higher, and $150 for all others. Tickets include auction admission, complimentary parking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks.

The Art Auction event will take place from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Laguna Art Museum, with a silent auction from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a live auction at 8:00 p.m. The live auction, led by Andrea Fiuczynski of Sotheby’s, will add excitement to the competitive bidding with absentee bids placed from around the world.

The Art Auction team for 2018 is led by co-chairs Sara Heeschen and Deborah Lake; and committee members Tina Cook, Jeannie Denholm, Ruben Flores, Vanessa Helin, Lauren MacLaughlin-Brinker, and Karen Morally.

Modern Luxury Orange County is the exclusive media partner of California Cool Art Auction 2018.


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 |