First Thursdays Art Walk celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public with participation by more than 30 member galleries. First Thursdays Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
40 artworks from Judy and Stuart Spence’s collection are on view as part of Southern California Contemporary Art: Gifts from the Stuart Spence and Judith Vida-Spence Collection. The Spences’ history of giving to Laguna Art Museum now constitutes a significant 119 artworks by California artists and has become an important part of the museum’s collection. These gifts span California Conceptualism, West Coast Pop and Los Angeles’s Lowbrow art movement with works from the 1970s to the present.
The exhibition Facing the Giant – Three Decades of Dissent: Shepard Fairey features a selection of key works that highlight how Fairy has developed an intentionally accessible visual style that speaks broadly by pulling from visual history to address critical issues.
A special partnership between Sherman Library & Gardens and Laguna Art Museum, Unseen Ties: The Visual Collection of Sherman Library & Gardens brings the legendary collection out of the library for the first time. Each artwork in Sherman Library’s fine art collection is an opportunity to make connections between past and present, tell a tale of local lore and notoriety and see the ties that weave California’s coastal and artistic communities together.
Outlook/Insight: The LCAD Effect presents a sampling of the artwork from the 2023 Master of Fine Art graduates from Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD).
Outlook/Insight implies that the mindful engagement with the outer visible world builds personal insights. These artists skillfully express, not only how things look, but also what they can make you feel. Both the rational and the poetic are made apparent to the viewer who takes time to observe and reflect.
Holiday Glow (feat. Pacific Vocal Series)
Sip and shop as you step into the holidays with an evening of live music!
Interwoven within the festive evening will be two live musical moments featuring recognizable and beloved holiday classics. Presented in collaboration with Pacific Vocal Series, these moments will feature Laguna Beach local and international mezzo soprano Kayleigh Decker and pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding.
Celebrating Male Bodies in the Works of Paul Wonne …
Join art historian Daniell Cornell for his lecture about the evolution of the work and lives of Theophilus Brown and Paul Wonner. Cornell speaks about these artists’ perspective as Bay Area Figurative artists both prior to and following the development of queer art theory.
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