Visitors aren’t only flocking to Laguna Beach in Orange County for the beautiful beaches and its artsy urban town, the festival that never ceases to astound its every spectator and where art literally comes to life, the famous Pageant of the Masters, is back and running through the end of August. So while planning your coastal summer vacation, be sure to consider Orange County’s most distinguished art affair — The Pageant of the Masters!
Laguna Beach has long been esteemed as a leader in the art world and its Pageant of the Masters series takes this honor to the next level. The Pageant features ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. When the curtains part, spectators are in awe of the famous imitation art piece that sits before them, not only because of how similar it is to the original, but because it is life size and “full of life” as real people are used as the artistic medium.
“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 as the best presentation of its kind.”
The Pageant of the Masters is put on by the Festival of the Arts. Its mission is to promote, produce, and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.
California’s finest summer art event is staged in a six-acre canyon park near the ocean in Laguna Beach. The stars of this summertime tradition, which began here in 1932, are over 140 of the Southland’s most accomplished artists. This is a rigorously juried show, requiring exhibitors to demonstrate and maintain high aesthetic standards.
Pageant of the Masters Tickets: The Pageant of the Masters does not guarantee the authenticity of tickets purchased from any third party reseller (such as brokers or individuals). You can buy tickets by calling 800.487.3378 or visiting foapom.com.
Festival of Arts Admission: $7 for general admission and $4 for seniors and students. All general admission tickets to The Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Exhibition are season passes. Patrons are encouraged to make repeat visits. Laguna Beach residents with ID receive free admission, as do children under the age of 12.