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Festival of Arts

Laguna Beach, CA


LAGUNA BEACH, CASeptember 12, 2017 — Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by Orange County’s finest artists. The 2018 show will run July 5 – September 1. Artists who would like to apply for the 2018 fine art show should submit three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts by October 31, 2017.



Applicants must apply online through the Festival’s website, For more information call 949-464-4234.

FREE SEMINAR - "How to Prepare Your Artwork for Submission to the 2018 Summer Exhibit” To learn more about the Festival of Arts, the application process and photographing artwork effectively for submission, artists are invited to attend a free seminar offered on the following dates and locations: 

  • September 30, 2017 at 10:30am in the Saddleback Visual Arts Studio located at 1 Purpose Drive, Lake Forest, CA
  • October 4, 2017 at 5pm in the Festival of Arts Forum Theater located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 949-464-4234.   



Artists applying to the Festival of Arts must be able to show that they have resided in Orange County for at least one year prior to October 31, 2017. Jurying fees are $50 per medium submitted.

The jurors will score the submitted artwork based on quality, intention and content; excellence of craftsmanship; facility with media; excellence in the use of design elements; and professional presentation. 



The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Orange County. This prestigious juried art exhibition is Southern California’s oldest and most respected outdoor art show and has been rated one of the top festivals in the nation. Recent accolades include Orange County Register’s Best Place to Buy Original Art, Art Fair Calendar’s Top Five Art Fairs in the West and Top Five Art Festivals in the nation voted by USA Today readers. Each summer the works of 140 accomplished artists are showcased to the public in a six-acre art haven. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. For general information visit or call (949) 494-1145.

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