Nominees have been announced for the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts fifth annual Art Star Awards.
The awards will be handed out at a 6 p.m. April 1 gala hosted by [seven-degrees], according to a news release issued by the Alliance.
More than 20 member organizations of the alliance submitted nominees in five categories.
The nominees are:
Best New Arts Program: Artist Open Studios, Marine Mammal Studios and Musical Theatre University;
Arts Patron of the Year: Robert Hayden III, the James Irvine Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank;
Outstanding Arts Collaboration: Festival of Arts and Orange County Schools — Junior Art Exhibit and Award Ceremony; Laguna College of Art & Design and Hurley — Action Sports Track; and Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau — Studio Art Classes;