Who knew that Laguna Beach, land of surf, sea and beach blonde ice queens with their own reality shows, had such a rich history of art? Curator Janet Blake knew, and will share with you the varied details of how Laguna's modern art culture came to be with a lecture on its early art colony days. The south county beach town became a mecca for artists in the early 20th century for its gorgeous outdoor spaces and inviting scenery, and later established the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1929 (the building where this organization originally met is where your friendly neighborhood Laguna Art Museum now sits). LBAA continued to nurture local galleries and artists, transforming the city into the veritable cultural destination that we know today.
Thu., June 25, 6 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.