The museum will host workshops, talks, camps and more this summer for art lovers of all ages.
The Laguna Art Museum (LAM), California’s premier art museum, brings art to life with a comprehensive program of programming for all ages. From hands-on workshops to talks and children’s programs, the museum makes art easily accessible to art lovers.
Get in touch with your artistic side during LAM’s Artist Workshop Series, where participants create their own work of art while receiving instruction from expert artists. Each Artist Studio event focuses on a specific medium such as figure drawing, collage, etc. Join the museum for Artist’s studio: Collage – An artistic composition made of diverse and unexpected materials July 17 and Artist’s studio: comic art July 30.
Each month, join Laguna Art Museum Curator Fellows Jean Stern and Rochelle Steiner for in-depth discussions and artist talks that educate attendees on a variety of art-related topics. Stern’s programming will draw on his expertise in the California art movement, examining the achievements of pioneering artists through a series of lectures. Steiner’s programming will include in-depth and accessible discussions with living artists who have exhibitions at the museum or whose works are related to the LAM’s permanent collection.
Kids can explore their creative side with the museum’s kid-friendly programming, like Storytime Saturday, a monthly program designed to get things done and moving. On the fourth Saturday of every month, families enjoy read-alouds complemented by mindfulness exercises, art-making projects, or gallery activities that foster meaningful connections. Join the museum on July 23 for Saturday story time at LAM: a fox found a box and August 27 for Saturday Story Time at LAM: Mole in a Black and White Hole.
Parents can take a break and let their kids take over the museum during the Off the Lines summer day camps and night outs for kids. The Hors les Lignes summer day camps will offer four sessions in July and August for ages 6-9 and 10-12. These one-day summer camps transform the museum into a purpose-built space for children to enjoy a day of creation, exploration and play not usually offered at the museum. Parents can enjoy a night out during Kids’ Night Out on August 19 and 26, when kids take over the museum for a special, fun night of creating art and exploring the museum’s permanent collection. The Laguna Art Museum educational team will provide young learners with dinner, art-related activities and opportunities to explore exhibits.
Fusing visual art and musical performance, LAM will present two collaborative events in August, including Space for art: the soprano voice August 6 and Live! At the Museum: Andrew Harrison & Jason Lo August 11. In collaboration with the local association Thirty Three Forty, LAM will present an intimate recital like no other. Surrounded by art, soprano Deanna Breiwick and pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding will fill the museum space with sound for an unforgettable performance. Each month, LAM and Laguna Beach Live! partner to present Live! at the Museuma program that brings diverse musical experiences to the galleries of the museum for an evening celebrating music, art and community.
To learn more about upcoming programs and events at the Laguna Art Museum, visit lagunaartmuseum.org/events.
Laguna Art Museum
The Laguna Art Museum is California’s museum of art. It collects, maintains and exhibits works of art created by Californian artists or depicting the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, special loan exhibitions, educational programs, library and archives, the museum enhances public knowledge and appreciation of Californian art from all periods and styles and encourages the erudition in art history in this field.
The Laguna Art Museum is just steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by early California artists who fostered a vibrant art community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of the current Laguna Art Museum.
For more information, please visit lagunaartmuseum.org.
The Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, at the corner of Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.
Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Wednesday
Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Image courtesy of Laguna Museum of Artby