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Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach

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#1 of 57 in Nightlife in Orange County
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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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  • I’ve seen this a couple of times before 2020 and I read the negative reviews from this season 2022 and would completely disagree with those reviews. It was just as good if not better than the... 
    I’ve seen this a couple of times before 2020 and I read the negative reviews from this season 2022 and would completely disagree with those reviews. It was just as good if not better than the...  more »
  • I have been going to the pageant since I was a kid in 60’s. This is the first time that the lighting or makeup wasn’t up to snuff and you could see the models clearly and the image was more 3... 
    I have been going to the pageant since I was a kid in 60’s. This is the first time that the lighting or makeup wasn’t up to snuff and you could see the models clearly and the image was more 3...  more »
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  • We're coming down here because one of our friends told us how good it was the performance. This place was cool for all artists to display and sell their artworks. However the performance itself was just okay to me. Better prepared with binocular, otherwise you won't be able to see much of the artwork in the performance. There's a rental of binocular for $10 and blanket for $5 with ID card on hold until you're returning back the items.
  • If you are an art lover, this is worth coming to watch. They did an amazing job with the art performance. Nothing but good vibes, people just appreciating art. The music is great. There’s food, snacks, wine, while watching the show. There’s parking across the street and you have to pay attention where you park your car. It’s $2.75 an hour and there’s a meter to pay. There are a variety of restaurants to grab lunch and dinner. From Asian to Italian food. The gifted talented artist sharing their artwork, so fun walking around looking the beautiful unique paintings, sculptures.

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