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THE 2018 FESTIVAL OF ARTS FINE ART SHOW IN LAGUNA BEACH July 5 – September 1, 2018 Open weekdays: 12noon – 11:30pm Open weekends: 10am – 11:30pm Early closing August 25 at 1:30pm

Written By: Marcelle - Jun• 25•18


LAGUNA BEACH, CA — A ceramic student from the Festival of Arts Youth Art Classes received high honors from the 21st Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Orange County student, Paige Mushakian, was selected from hundreds of entries nationwide and had her work displayed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in March.
Seven-year-old Paige captured the attention of patrons and judges with her ceramic piece “Fish Whistle.” She was awarded the Potter Council Elementary School Award (given out to only one student out of over 500), the Monstrously Talented cash award recognizing the “creative whizy and mad skillz of an emerging K-12 ceramic artist,” and a certificate for Artistic Merit.
Paige’s colorful “Fish Whistle” was made at the Festival’s Youth Art Classes last summer with instructor Scott Young. “As her instructor, I was happy for Paige,” shared Scott. “Her piece really showed that she spent the time in creating the features of her fish and chose the right glaze colors that enhanced the piece.”


The Annual National K12 Ceramic Exhibition is the premier juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
“I can’t believe my fish whistle went to the national competition in Pittsburgh PA,” said Paige. “I was just having fun and doing my best and look what happened. Art isn’t just what people tell you, it’s using your imagination and having fun.”
The Festival of Arts is now accepting reservations for Youth Art Classes, available July 5 – August 17, Monday through Friday at 1pm and 3pm. In addition to ceramics, classes are available in painting, printmaking, mosaics, and more. Art classes open to children ages 5-12. $25-$35 material fee per child per class. For more information, visit or call (949) 464-4234.



July 5 – September 1, 2018
Open weekdays: 12noon – 11:30pm
Open weekends: 10am – 11:30pm
Early closing August 25 at 1:30pm

General Admission: Weekdays $10, Weekends $15
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $7, Weekends $11
Children 6 – 12: Daily $5
Free Admission for Children 5 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.

Passport to the Arts:
A special promotion (funded in part by Bank of America): Passport to the Arts for only $29. Includes unlimited admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair. Enjoy works of art by more than 500 artists, 300 hands-on workshops, dozens of special events, plus a one time, all-day free parking pass with each Passport purchased. Order online at Passports also available for purchase on-site at each festival location during the summer. Offer excludes Pageant of the Masters. Valid June 29 – September 2, 2018.

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by
Southern California Acura Dealers, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5,
Pavilions and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Festival of Arts Grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(800) 487-3378


The Festival of Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has always been a local leader that has helped with the growth and development of the community and the arts in Laguna Beach. Established in 1932, the Festival of Arts’ mission is to promote, produce and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts. For every summer for over 85 years, the Festival of Arts has produced two world-class events: The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters. Together both shows attract more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Tori Elder | The ACE Agency
PR & Marketing Specialist
(702) 413-8625 |


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