Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach

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The Festival of Arts has offered a breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers for 80 years. The Festival’s prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more - all by 140 of Orange County’s finest artists.

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant of the Masters as the best presentation of its kind.
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  • You must go!! One of the most amazing things you will ever see / experience. You will not believe your eyes. Do yourself a favor - do think twice just go.  more »
  • I grew up in Laguna Beach and went a few times, wonderful!! People set up to look like paintings. It looks so REAL you have to pinch yourself.  more »
  • I have seen the Pageant of the Masters many times when I lived in Laguna Beach. It is a different selection of art work such as paintings and scuptures each July and August, using volunteer men, women...  more »
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  • This was an incredible art and pageant show. Every time I thought that I had seen it all they would blow us away with a more incredible recreation of art. I will go back to see it again. Incredible!
  • My favorite time of year is during art festival season. They bring in terrific work, provide excellent experiences for children of all ages and put on fabulous music shows all summer long. Not to be missed.
  • Such a fun experience. I hadn't been here since I was a teenager but I don't think I'll let that mistake happen again. We'll be back very soon. So stunning and beautiful.
  • There is a reason why this has been going on for so long. It was a lot of fun and a memorable night out.
  • Very cool. Amazing that these are actual people posing as art work.