Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach

The Festival of Arts has offered a breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers for over 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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  • It’s hard to know where to start with this review, because there’s a very cool gimmick that makes the performance, and I don’t want to give it away! I will say it’s very entertaining! This was our fir...  more »
  • Pageant of the Masters is an unique event. Human recreate the paintings of renown Artists. This is the third time we go and it is always wonderful. The only "But" I may say is that between them, there...  more »
  • This was our 16th time to attend the Pageant of the Masters. We enjoyed this event as much as we did the first time in 1992.  more »
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  • An amazing cultural experience. The show was interesting; artistry of high caliber; and the orchestra music was first class. The best seats are in the very middle since the show surrounds the audience.
  • Special invitation tonight. Invited by our favorite Festival of the Arts Artist Dennis Zervis. Great to see him and Julie again. Incredible art. Don't miss the Festival Opening July 5th
  • Have been to the Pageant of the Masters for years. It is different every year and never disappoints. This year's theme was "The Grand Tour". It's like trying to describe Cirque du Soleil to someone who has never heard of it before. You just have to go and see it for yourself.
  • Construction going on. Progress looks good. Can't wait unroll it's done.
  • The most artistic & authentic presentation of the Masters...an experience that will make a memory which you will never forget! Going for our 10th time!

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