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Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

No doubt as a result of this article, where we described the history of plein air painting in Southern California, we have been invited to the 15th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitation, a week long plein air painting event that includes on-site painting, exhibits and galleries.  We thought we’d share it with any of our readers who might be interested in attending.  More information is available below:

According to the web site of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association:

Each year Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony, turns into an outdoor studio with the always-exciting Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in the week-long festivities including public paint outs, environmental awareness activities, and educational events.  Culminating with the highly anticipated Collectors’ Party and Public Sale.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art organization.

This year the Invitational will be held at the Aliso Creek Inn in the majestic Aliso Canyon – The “Yosemite” of Laguna Beach and the location of the area’s original homestead built by the Thurston family, the ancestors of current Laguna Mayor Kelly Boyd.  This event celebrates the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach.

More information and tickets are available here.

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