On Thursday, Lagunans can celebrate art, food and philanthropy at the same time during the 16th annual Taste for Charity at Tivoli Too! on the festival grounds.
Hosted by the Laguna Beach Board of Realtors, guests can get a taste of Laguna fare, bid on local artists' works in a silent auction and enjoy live music — all benefitting eight Laguna Beach charities.
Local eateries, such as K'ya, Las Brisas, Mozambique, Rock'n Fish and the Sun Dried Tomato Café will offer up bite-sized food for the night.
Laguna artist John Eagle will paint an auction item during the event, so the bidder gets the opportunity to experience the process and enjoy the results. Other artists on display — 60 in total — include Tom Swimm, Vinita Voogd, Alfred Tse and Fred Hope.
First Thursday's Art Walk, Laguna Beach High School Scholarships, Helping Hands, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Beach Playhouse, Laguna Plein Air Painters, NoSquare Theatre and the Board of Realtors Charitable Assistance Fund will split 100% of the proceeds.