What's It All About?

While the museum is not hosting on-site public programs, we are pleased to offer a virtual Art & Nature Family Festival with art, nature, and science activities for all ages.

The museum’s annual Art & Nature event provides a festival of art and ideas for the community; inspires artists; finds and develops connections between art and science; raises awareness of environmental issues; and celebrates Laguna Beach as a center for the appreciation of art and nature.


Workshops and Tours

Virtual Tours

Join our docents on live, virtual tours of the current exhibition, featuring Granville Redmond’s paintings of California’s diverse landscapes and colors.

Where Have All the Animals Gone?

Jane McCracken leads an online drawing workshop to learn about and draw vulnerable species, nurturing compassion and collective responsibility for wildlife.

Make Your Own Nature Book

LAM Teaching Artist Heather Rothstain leads an online sustainable book-making workshop for all ages.


Virtual Exhibition

De Colores: Art Celebrating the Colors of Nature

Since September, LAM’s Family Art Night with the Boys & Girls Club in Santa Ana has focused on the theme of Art & Nature. This virtual exhibition is a result of these projects, and a celebration of the vibrancy, life, and colors found in nature.


Art-Making Activity

Ephemeral Art

Learn about ephemeral art, be inspired by nature, and learn about Laguna Art Museum’s previous Art & Nature artists to create and document your own ephemeral work of art.


Community Partners

Family Yoga

Bala Shala Yoga for Kids is designed with the guiding principles of yoga at a level children will understand and enjoy. For Art & Nature, join instructors Staci and Makenna for family-friendly yoga inspired by Japan and water!

Nature Journaling

Learn how to start nature journaling with the Environmental Nature Center then re-visit LAM’s workshop with botanical artist Deborah Shaw.

Jellies, Sharks, and Rays

Learn about moon jellies with Ocean Institute and make your own crafts, then learn about sharks and rays and see how they eat!


Fun at Home


The Laurie Berkner Band has “groovy, folksy tunes that appeal to the whole family.” Turn it up!

Netflix Family Night

Watch a family-friendly nature film on your next Netflix night! These nature and ecology documentaries are two of our recent favorites.

Disney+ Animals

Disneynature films are released every Earth Day and support conservation campaigns based on the feature of each film. You can stream a whole movie marathon, or start with our top picks.

Virtual Field Trip

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to wild and endangered animals from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. Visit their website to learn about animals and watch them on live video streams!


Sunset Trace

Outdoor Art Installation

Experience Sunset Trace, the commissioned work of art for Art & Nature. The multicolored, kinetic installation weaves through palm trees along the shoreline at Main Beach Park through November 15.


Special Thanks

Art & Nature is generously funded by an anonymous donor, the McBeth Foundation, Elie Weaver and Hilton Weinberg, the City of Laguna Beach, the Orange County Community Foundation, the William Gillespie Foundation, Chris Quilter, the FOA Foundation, and the Laguna Art Museum Arts Council.

Sponsors also include the Lodging Establishments of Laguna Beach, The Inn at Laguna Beach, the Laguna Beach Independent, KCRW, Visit Laguna Beach, and JAG Architecture.

Art & Nature 2020 Committee: Gregg and Kathleen Abel, Jane and Joe Hanauer, Robin Kalota, Barbara and Greg MacGillivray, David Powers, Chris Quilter, Elie Weaver and Hilton Weinberg.

We look forward

to having you


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