Erik Nelsen’s Summer Camps Are Back!

May 03, 2024

The days are getting longer; the beach is heating up and the school year is almost done. Do you have summer plans for your kids?Why not send them to one of Erik Nelsen’s all-day beach camps? Erik Nelsen, a renowned local surfer, has been running his programs for 38 years and is the #1 youth beach camp in Orange County. Choose from three unique programs: Erik Nelsen Surf Camps, 15th Street Beach & Bay Sports, or Ocean Adventure Programs. Not only will your child learn how to ride waves in a safe environment, but they will also learn about ocean safety and awareness,…

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Laguna Art Museum Showcases ‘Reflections of Resilience’

April 22, 2024

The Laguna Art Museum is excited to present "Reflections of Resilience," an exhibition available now through August 25, 2024. This showcase features the extraordinary works of the 2024 Master of Fine Art graduates from Laguna College of Art+Design (LCAD), marking the zenith of their educational and artistic pursuits. It highlights their exceptional dedication, creativity, and distinctiveness. These artists have refined their abilities at LCAD, blending traditional techniques with modern perspectives to create art that is both impactful and memorable.The exhibition spotlights emerging artists Cara Baxter, Jason Dowd, Amber Foote, Sara Khakpour, Ryanne Phillips, Janaise Sanchez, Eric Theodore, and Kevin Yaun. Their…

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OCSA Foundation Gala 2024: New York State of Mind

April 15, 2024

Experience a dazzling night at the Orange County School of the Arts’ Gala 2024: New York State of Mind, the premier fundraising event of the year! The evening promises an authentic slice of the Big Apple, complete with food, drinks, and spectacular live performances by talented students. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, located at 21500 Pacific Coast Highway.The event will start with a vibrant cocktail reception that captures the essence of a bustling downtown NYC street. Guests can enjoy a virtual auction featuring unique items, alongside signature…

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Plants & Gardens on Set: Nelson Coates Talks Film Design at Sherman Gardens

April 04, 2024

Sherman Library & Gardens invites you to an evening lecture featuring Nelson Coates, a distinguished production designer for film and television, on Tuesday, April 16th at 7 p.m. This event will shine a light on the significant role of plants and gardens in film, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of set designs for acclaimed TV shows such as The Morning Show, and blockbuster movies like "Crazy Rich Asians" and "In the Heights." Don't miss this opportunity to gain unique insights into nature and narrative in cinematic storytelling.Outside the realm of screen, Coates, who resides in Laguna Beach, also…

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Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival Brings Free Family Fun to Segerstrom Center

March 14, 2024

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces its third annual Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. This free event offers entertainment and education for all ages, featuring Lego car racing, magnetic robots, live animal encounters, and more. Over 20 community organizations will present exhibits, workshops, and activities exploring the intersection of science and art. Performances by Polyglot Theatre’s BEES and The Side Street Strutters will be showcased, along with additional free activities such as mini train rides, balloon twisters, airbrush tattoos, and a bubble…

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