In The Arts

January 12, 2012

Apply for arts grants through Festival

Applications for 2012 art grants from the Festival of Arts Foundation are available, foundation officials announced in a Jan. 9 news release.

Nonprofits with programs that foster the fine arts in and around the city of Laguna Beach have till Feb. 17 to complete applications for grants from the foundation, a nonprofit set up by the Festival of Arts in 1989 to fund Laguna area arts.


People pick can up application forms by going online to or stopping by the Festival of Arts offices, at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, during regular business hours.

"As the giving arm of the Festival of Arts, the Foundation continues to provide funding that promotes art education and appreciation for all ages, Scott Moore, president of the Festival of Arts Foundation, said in a prepared statement.

For more information about applying for foundation grants, call Moore at (949) 494-9680.


Sustainability is theme of film series

The Laguna Beach Film Society on Friday will kick off a four-month series of documentary film screenings focused around the theme of "The Earth's Sustainability in Film," society officials said in an email.

Starting at 7 p.m., two documentaries, "Garbage Warrior" — about an architect who builds homes out of recycled materials like beer cans and soda bottles — and "Plastic Tide" about islands of trash forming in the oceans, will be shown at the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.

Tickets cost $15 at the door.


How do you say 'chess' in French?

At 7 p.m. Jan. 19, the South Coast Cinema will screen "Queen to Play," a romantic film starring Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire about the board game known among French people as "Les Echecs."

Tickets cost $15 at the door or $10 for students with IDs. South Coast Cinema is at 162 S. Coast Hwy.

At 6 p.m. on the same evening, the Laguna Beach Film Society will host a pre-screening hour of wine and hors d'oeuvres at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive.

Non-members pay $20 and members get in for free. Contact JoAnne Story by calling (949) 494-8971 ext. 201, or sending an email to


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