To celebrate another successful season, and the patrons who made it happen, Laguna's three renowned summer art festivals will give back to the community over closing weekend through an array of fun activities, and one will even give a bang for no buck.
Art-A-Fair will "give back to its patrons" with a Customer Appreciation Weekend, which will provide free admission to its 125 featured artists and lineup of blues, doo-wop and dance music performances today through Sunday.
Vice President of Marketing Joyce Kaspryzk said the festival staff wishes to honor the folks, despite a still-rocky economy, who trekked to the canyon from all over to support the artists through their attendance and purchases.
"We're celebrating the generosity of our visitors," she said. "We invite them to come back and enjoy another visit 'on us.'"
For a complete list of entertainment and activities, visit http://www.artafair.com.
Festival of Arts Gala
Actor, director and "Extra" host Mario Lopez will host the Festival of Arts' 12th annual Pageant of the Masters Gala Benefit at 5 p.m. Saturday, which will feature other celebrity guests including Donna Mills, Jerry Mathers, Sarah Drew and the cast of the hit series, "Criminal Minds."