In the Arts: Playhouse receives grant for youth programs

The Laguna Playhouse has been awarded a $6,000 grant for its year-round youth education programs, Executive Director Karen Wood said.

The grant, provided by the Festival of Arts Foundation, will offer general support for the theater's youth programs, which include stage productions, school visits and a repertory and conservatory.

The foundation has supported the playhouse every year since 1994, according to Wood.

"It's so lovely of them to do this every year," she said. "It's so important for the kids."

The playhouse's youth program for the 2013-14 season includes three productions: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "StinkyKids" and the teen-themed "Don't You Love Me?"

"We are extremely pleased to provide this grant, helping us fulfill our mission to promote the fine arts and to educate the youth of our community," Scott Moore, president of the foundation, said in a statement.


Arts Commission seats are available

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for four seats on the Arts Commission, according to a release from the city manager's office.

The seven-member commission advises the city on artistic and aesthetic matters, including performing arts, preservation of fine arts and more. Among the commission's recent activities were overseeing the 12th annual "Art That's Small at City Hall" exhibit and selecting artists for a beautification project on Broadway Street.

The term for commissioners will last from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2015. Applications must be submitted to the city clerk's office by 5 p.m. May 14. Interviews and appointments will take place May 21.

Applications may be picked up in the city clerk's office at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., or online at

—Michael Miller

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