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you-give-me-comfort-credit Fabio Napoleoni

Art With Heart

Inspired by his daughter’s heart condition, Fabio Napoleoni channeled his creativity into a new career as an artist. By Ashley Ryan   Twists and turns in life...
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A Creative Comeback

Laguna Beach's summer art festivals return to town. By Ashley Ryan   Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to many things, but none so much...
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2017: Cultural Cornerstone

Laguna Art Museum celebrates 100 years as a community hub and symbol of the area's past, present and future. By Elizabeth Nutt When you set foot...
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2016: Golden Years

Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair celebrate a half-century of artistic excellence. By Richard Chang It may be hard to believe, but Sawdust Art Festival and...
blue morpho butterfly art_credit Ken Denton Jr.

Brilliant Butterflies

For two Laguna Beach artists, incorporating these stunning insects is about more than simply creating artwork. By Ashley Ryan   The Real Deal There are quite a few...
Bill Gillespie in front of ABT Gillespie School

Arts Advocate

Philanthropist Bill Gillespie was a longtime supporter of dance, music and other creative endeavors in Orange County. By Tanya A. Yacina   When asked about the late...
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Wheel-Thrown

Local ceramic artists create pottery not to be glazed over. By Tanya A. Yacina   Practice Makes Perfect When Laguna Beach resident Mary McDonald became a potter “on...
Florescio by Riley Starr

Lavish Lettering

Jaclyn Florescio, owner of Yellow & Lace, details why she enjoys hand lettering as a form of art and how working in a shared space inspires her.
Cultivating LEDE

Cultivating Creativity

The Laguna College of Art & Design has long been an important part of the city’s cultural fabric, partnering with the local community to educate and elevate young artists.

From the Ashes

Artists exhibiting at the local summer festivals reveal how struggles they’ve faced have helped shape both their lives and their work.