Month: December 2017

Mystic Arts Gallery – Laguna Beach

UNIQUE, HIGH QUALITY ARTWORK. The Mystic Arts Gallery features 20 artists with a wide range of mediums – including: photography, paintings, pottery, textiles, jewelry, mixed media, and more. The gallery sponsors events, classes, workshops, and fundraisers, as well as a monthly Art Walk event, featuring a local Guest artist, and live entertainment and refreshments. HISTORY. The original “Mystic Arts World” opened its doors in 1967 as a sort of sub-culture shopping mall. Inspired by the seven Chakras of Kundalini Yoga, the hip counterculture’s floor plan included art, clothing, jewelry, health food, a book store, and a meditation room. On...

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Winter Fantasy – Sawdust Festival

A HISTORY OF THE SAWDUST FESTIVAL BY JAY GRANT, FORMER SAWDUST FESTIVAL PRESIDENT ~ UPDATED MAY  2017 In the mid-1960’s, the culture in America dramatically changed. Personal freedom of expression broke out among the nation’s youth, including a vibrant arts and crafts movement. Here in Laguna Beach, that creative energy brought together an influx of young artists and craftspeople as well as talented local artists who had been juried out of the only summer art festival in town. Fueled by a passionate desire for artistic independence and wanting something new, fresh and exciting, the Sawdust Festival was born. Experience unique...

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