More than 30 artists working in art media such as painting,
sculpture, photography, fiberglass, jewelry and more will be at their
studios to talk with the guests.
"It's the only artist colony in Laguna Beach, and it's a group of
professional artists, some known all over the world," Ames said.
"It's a unique blend of artist mediums."
Each studio has a gallery in front with works available for
"It's important for people to connect a face or personality with
the work they are purchasing, it's a personal thing," Ames said.
"They can make the connection and that's really meaningful."
The Laguna Canyon Artists Holiday Open Studios event will have
free parking and refreshments. The participating studios are at 3275,
3251 and 2795-C Laguna Canyon Road. For information online, go to
-- Suzie Harrison
AIDS board to provide free tests
Laguna Beach's HIV Advisory Board will honor World AIDS Day on
Dec. 1 by providing free anonymous HIV testing from 3 to 6 p.m. at
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic's mobile unit will be parked on
the cobblestone area of Main Beach. No appointment is necessary and
test results will be available within 20 minutes.
At 6 p.m. there will be a candle light ceremony, also at Main
Beach. The names of men and women who have died of AIDS will be
attached to red ribbons, which will be tied to trees in Downtown
Laguna Beach. Information: (949) 497-0385.
Pageant tickets set to go on sale
Tickets to the 2005 Pageant of the Masters will go on sale Dec. 1.
Next year's show, "On the Road -- A Crash Course in Art and
Popular Culture," will run nightly July 7 through Sept. 1, with a
gala fundraiser performance Aug. 27. Tickets are $15 to $80 and gala
tickets are $50 to $300.
The Pageant of the Masters is at the Irvine Bowl on the Festival
of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For tickets or information,
call (800) 487-3378 or visit http://www.pageanttickets.com.
Fundraiser for woman killed in accident
The Little Bohemian Boutique, 210 Beach Street, will hold a sale
today through Sunday, with all proceeds going to a fund to benefit