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A haven for both art connoisseurs and neophytes, the Laguna Art Museum houses only California art across all periods and styles from the 19th century to present day. Summer exhibitions include “Faux Real” (June 2 -Sept. 29)—a group exhibition that features installation artists and sculptors who recreate reality with a twist, using offbeat materials.
Exclusively dedicated to featuring the studies of Spanish artist Vicente Peris, whose body of work created from these very studies, has been featured in solo exhibitions at museums across Europe and Latin America; such as Museo de Bellas artes in Spain, Museo de Arte Moderno in Brazil, and Instituto Cabañas in Mexico, among many others.
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Laguna Coast Overlook. This trail is a beautiful lookout with views of the mountains down to the ocean. This lookout is part of more than a thousand acres of open space preserved in the city’s hillsides and canyon comprising its greenbelt.
Although part of the Umami Restaurant Group empire, the Laguna location of the specialty burger maker has its own unique identity with a casual, beach cottage feel and nostalgic photos and artwork adorning the walls. The restaurant also offers a specialty Laguna burger, the lemon miso crab melt, in addition to its signature burger options, which pair well with a selection of wines and beers.
Located on the grounds of Art-A-Fair, Tivoli Too! features an airy courtyard and scenic seating overlooking a waterfall. The Southwestern-inspired menu offers options such as stuffed jalapenos, sandwiches, south-of-the-border favorites like enchiladas and chile relleno, and desserts like Tivoli’s ice cream mud pie. The restaurant’s margaritas are also a must try.
The abstract steel sculptures created by Jon Seeman test the limits of tension and balance all the while creating a sense of movement and harmony. The gallery is available for viewing by appointment.
Fulfilling a dream … Laguna-based JoAnne Artman of SpaceOnSpurgeon in Santa Ana opens her new gallery on North Coast Highway. Mixing it up and bringing a Santa Ana attitude to an exciting showcase of works! An eclectic mix of media from photographs and pastels to watercolors, oils, acrylics and Sculpture. All artists are award-winning, and their works have been shown and collected in museums and private collections in Southern California, around the country and internationally.
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The hike begins at Top of the World, just north of Alta Laguna Park with a trailhead featuring parking, restrooms, and water. Descend into the scenic Aliso Wood Canyons Wilderness park along the West Ridge and follow the somewhat steep and rocky trail past an abandoned Volvo. Note: There will be plenty of mountain bikers taking advantage of this single track trail!
Among the signature serpentine stone sculptures of the Joseph Wise Gallery, aficionados will also find oil and acrylic paints representing Art Deco, abstract and impressionist movements. The gallery proudly offers works suited for all spaces.
Open Artists’ Studios (October). Artist Open Studios is a celebration of Laguna’s thriving visual arts community. It is not only a fantastic opportunity to see, buy or commission art, it is also an adventure through the city — to uncover new talent and rediscover established artists. Experience glass blowing, fused glass workshops, ceramic, painting, printmaking and bronze lost-wax demonstrations. Artist studios are located throughout Laguna Beach with the majority nestled along Laguna Canyon Road.
This year’s festival is located at the Laguna Playhouse and bringing world-class musicians from Brooklyn and Los Angeles to present a diverse range of concerts and events in Laguna Beach. The festival will include a world premiere by composer/musician Gabriel Kahane and the week promises to be an exploration starting from the annals of classical music to the most contemporary and avant-garde new works coming out of the Brooklyn music scene.
Big Bend-Bommer Ridge-Laguna Ridge Loop (3.2 miles). This trail is categorized as easy to moderate. This Wilderness Park is a diverse underdeveloped 6,500-acre parkland located between Laguna Canyon and Crystal Cove State Park. Once a working cattle ranch, it is now a protected landscape and part of a 38,000-acre South Coast Wilderness. Length of the trail is 1.5 hours and covering 3.2 total miles. Trail is open year round. Visitors will enjoy sage-covered hillsides and oak woodlands in Emerald Canyon.
Open by appointment only, the Mandalas gallery features the art of Paul Heussenstamm, who focuses his creative energies on the spiritual symbols of mandalas (meaning circles or centers). Mandalas carry different meanings, from aiding in focus or meditation to being tools in spiritual education.
Here you’ll find handmade hats, jackets and other artisan apparel by Edith, whose eclectic collection includes embellishments such as antique lacing, beads and braids, Chinese embroidery and 1930s and 1940s accents.
Intimate and relaxed, the Inn at Laguna Beach has 70 rooms and suites in an ideal downtown location atop a bluff near Heisler Park overlooking Main Beach. In-room spa services and a daily wine reception with wines from around the world are available to guests.
Fisherman’s Cove is considered ideal for kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. The plant and sea life a mere 10 ft. off of the shoreline makes it a great spot for beginners. Fisherman’s is a small and secluded beach that lies just south of Shaw’s Cove.
Hiking Mathis Canyon Trail from West Ridge into Wood Canyon is a stunning way to enter Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Sitting on the Juaneño Native American Lands this trail provides a unique opportunity to consider the region’s rich history, and also features artifacts and remnants of more recent sheep and cattle ranches. The trail itself is a wide fire trail for most of its approximately one mile.