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Art Festival roundup

July 10, 2012

Festival of Arts

Where: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

When: Through Aug. 31

Cost: General $7 weekdays or $10 weekends; students/seniors $4 or $6; free admission for kids 12 and under, military and Laguna Beach residents

Info: (949) 494-1145 or lagunafestivalofarts.org

Pageant of the Masters

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Where: Irvine Bowl on the Festival of Arts grounds.

When: Through Aug. 31

What: This year's pageant theme is "The Genius."

Cost: Tickets are $15 to $100. Ticketholders also receive free admission to the Festival of Arts all summer. 

Information: www.pageanttickets.com

Sawdust Art Festival

Where: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

When: Through Sept. 2

Cost: One-day pass $7.75 for adults; $6.25 for seniors ages 65 and up, or $3.25 for kids ages 6 to 12; free for active military members and their family; season pass $15; annual pass $20 (includes Winter Fantasy show admission); free to Laguna Beach residents after 5 p.m. Thursdays and all day on the first Fridays of the month

Info: (949) 494-3030 or sawdustartfestival.org

Special events this year include Hawaiian Surf Day on July 7, Green Day on July 21, Country Western Day on Aug. 4, the annual Artists' Benevolence Fund Live Auction from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, and Beatles Day on Aug. 18.

Art-A-Fair

Where: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

When: Through Sept. 2

Cost: One-day pass $7 for adults; $4 for seniors, military and students; kids 12 and under free with adult; free for Laguna Beach residents

Info: (949) 494-4514 or art-a-fair.com

Affordable workshops include Dutch Masters-style oil painting on Fridays and Saturdays, watercolor on Yupo papers on Fridays and Saturdays, classic beading techniques on Sundays, collage on Mondays, traditional oil painting on Tuesdays, acrylic painting on Wednesdays and traditional watercoloring on Thursdays.

Art festival season tip:

The best summer festival deal in town is the Laguna Beach Passport, available at Festival box offices and offering the opportunity to attend all three festivals throughout the summer for $21.50. The passport also includes a one-time free parking pass in the Act V lot on Laguna Canyon Road and a free shuttle service, along with restaurant and retailer discounts.

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