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A walk on the wild side

EYE ON ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

On July 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Festival of Arts, wildlife

artist Chris Hoy will “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” where there will

be wild animals that Hoy will be painting, including a white lion and

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other exotic animals.

Admission is free to Laguna Beach residents everyday.

The festival is at 650 Laguna Canyon Drive.

Information: (949) 494-1145.

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Music galore

This Sunday is the first Music in the Park concert series at

Bluebird Park. It is such a great time. The concert this week

features Buzzworld, an amazing Celtic band. The concert starts at 5

p.m. and is free.

Bring a blanket, beverages and a picnic basket. It’s a wonderful

place to meet up with old friends and see people you haven’t seen in

awhile while enjoying great music. Bluebird Park is located at Cress

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St. and Bluebird Canyon Drive.

The Festival of Arts is in on the music scene with Classical Music

on Sundays in conjunction with Music in the Park. So you can go to

the festival’s concert from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then head over to

Bluebird.

That’s a nice day of music.

On Thursday nights, the festival has jazz from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30

p.m. and you can enjoy the wine for a low price of $5 for three

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tastes.

The Sawdust Festival has tons and tons of musical performances

every day at all times of the night and day. So besides wonderful art

and crafts by Laguna Beach artists there is a lot of fun to be

experienced at the Sawdust too.

The Sawdust is free for Laguna Beach residents every Thursday

night from 6 p.m. to closing with proper picture identification.

Information (949) 494-3030.

Let there be dance

Along with other popular art mediums is the art of dance by the

California Choreographers Dance festival.

They perform a varied repertoire from ballet, modern, tap to

African and Latin.

The California Choreographers have performed at some key events in

Laguna including First Thursday’s Art Walk.

They will be performing at the festival on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

with Jheri St. James and at 6:30 p.m. Dorcas Collins.

Information, go online to www.cadancefest.com.

The art of art

If you get a chance, make time to get to Gallery 821 the student

gallery of artists who attend the Laguna College of Art & Design. You

can get great art at great prices.

“Make this a part of your complete art experience ... see great

art and perhaps purchase artwork from a future Van Gogh,” said

Caroline Butler from the college. She’s right. Gallery 821 is at 821

Laguna Canyon Drive between the Sawdust Art Festival and Art-a-Fair.

Out and About

Going out on the town is so much fun in the summer, especially to

people watch. Ocean Avenue Brewery is a fun place to go and sit on

their patio. They always have great music and a fun crowd.

Javiers has also been known as a fun place to people watch --

those traveling by and on South Coast Highway. They have very tasty

Marg’s too or so I am told.

Epic Waves

The epic exhibit at Laguna Art Museum -- “Surf Culture: The Art

History of Surfing” will be paddling up July 28 and will run through

Oct. 6.

It’s a big one, grand with events throughout the exhibit. The

exhibit goes back to its inception through today.

Laguna Art Museum is at 307 Cliff Drive.

Information: (949) 494-6531.

* SUZIE HARRISON is a reporter for the Laguna Beach Coastline

Pilot. She may be reached at 494-4321.


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