In The Arts

Evans performs Wednesday at Hotel Laguna

Yve Evans, a keyboardist and vocalist, will perform during Jazz Wednesday sponsored by Laguna Beach Live! from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hotel Laguna's rose garden. Evans performs jazz, blues and gospel.

The cover charge is $10 and food is available. The hotel is at 425 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. For more information or pre-reservations, visit or call (949) 715-9713.


Laguna College holds student art sale

Laguna College of Art & Design's summer gallery, Gallery 793, will open Thursday at 793 Laguna Canyon Road. A reception for the artists will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

The gallery will be open through Aug. 13 and showcase student artwork, including paintings, sculptures and works on paper. All work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go toward programs at the college.

For more information, visit


Art-to-Go goes for the gold

The Festival of Arts annual Art-to-Go benefit sale is going with a "Go Gold" theme this year, according to organizer Mike Tauber.

One-hundred original works donated by Festival of Arts exhibitors will be for sale beginning Saturday at the preview night and daily from Sunday, when the show opens to the public, through Aug. 31.

Proceeds from sales of the works will benefit the Artists Fund, a disaster fund for local artists.

"We've helped artists recover from our recent winter floods," founder and fund President Anne England said in a press release. "We've also helped provide medicine and housing for those with terminal illness."

The works, many of which reflect the "Go Gold" theme, include oils by Scott Moore, Cliff Wassman and Caroline Zimmerman, photographs by Barbara White and Breck Rothage, and mixed media by Mia Moore, Gretchen Shields and John Taylor.

The Festival of Arts is at 650 Laguna Canyon Road.


Council Chamber banner competition open

The Arts Commission is accepting conceptual designs for banners to be hung in the City Council Chambers, according to Cultural Arts Manager Siân Poeschl. The competition is limited to Laguna Beach artists, who may submit designs depicting Laguna Beach scenes at a scale of 4.5 inches by 15 inches. The deadline is July 8.

The commission will select artists, who will be provided with banner material and an honorarium of $1,000 for the banners. For more information, contact Poeschl at (949) 497-0722.


Bench competition announced

The city is launching an artist-designed bench competition for artists who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, according to Poeschl.

The bench is at Mountain Street and South Coast Highway, which includes a bus stop. The Arts Commission will accept requests for qualifications through July 18 for the project, which is budgeted at $10,000.

To obtain an application form, call (949) 497-0711.


—Compiled by Cindy Frazier


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