mountains highlighted in so many colors.
And then there's Laguna. There are so many places to catch a view
of the different great shows all at once. Each year I've watched from
a different spot and have appreciated the lighting up of the
coastline while the waves rolled in.
In addition to the main event, the community will be ignited with
a plethora of art happenings, which will offer many oohs and ahhs.
SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL OPENS TODAY
Sawdust Art Festival Marketing and Community relations manager
Rebecca Meekma wanted me to remind everyone that the 38th annual art
festival opens today at 10 a.m. and will offer a special patriotic
concert by Laguna's own Laguna Community Concert Band from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. on Sunday. The Sawdust is at 935 Laguna Canyon Road and is
open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except Sunday when it closes
at 6 p.m. For information, call (949) 494-3030 or online at
Festival of Arts opens Monday
Don't get too tired out on the Fourth of July. You have to save
energy for the Festival of Arts, which opens the next day. I'd
suggest a day at the Sawdust on Sunday and then cozy up to the beach
and watch the fireworks and retire for the evening. And then on
Tuesday zip over to the Festival which opens at 10 a.m.
Laguna residents get in free every day with proper identification.
Check out the 140-something artists and their gorgeous original
works. There are always plenty of fun things going on there -- art
workshops, demonstrations, entertainment, etc. The festival is at 650
Laguna Canyon Road. For information, call (949) 494-1145 or online at http://www.lagunafestivalof
PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS OPENS WEDNESDAY
The world-renowned Pageant of the Masters will open Wednesday with
nightly shows at 8:30 p.m. It is the coolest show on earth, creating
living pictures of great works of art. It has to be seen to be
Director Dee Challis Davy has created another masterpiece with
this year's show, "Portrait of the Artist." The pageant is on the
Festival of Arts grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Road at the Irvine