On my Heisler Park / Downtown walking tour, we ran into Kirk, the plein air painter doing his thing. Kirk has the best office in the world!
This Thanksgiving, while you are trying to make the turkey and all the fixings, send your out-of-town guests on a fun, two hour Turkey Walk starting at 9am. This tour highlights Laguna's history, public art collection, landmarks and the beautiful downtown. Space is limited so buy your tickets today at: http://www.lagunabeachwalks.com/heisler-park-downtown-tour.html
Went to a great lecture last night at the Laguna Art Museum. Heard about Granville Redmond, one of the founders of California Impressionism. Scarlet Fever caused his deafness as a child and he never learned to talk. He became an award winning artist and moved to LA to be in silent movies. Charlie Chaplin collected his paintings and gave him roles in his movies. Granville is recognized as a leading landscape painter and bold colorist.
Vanessa Rothe is speaking tonight at the prestigious Laguna Art Museum about the Southern California art community in early 20th century. Vanessa is this year's featured artist here at Laguna Beach Walks, with each tour guest receiving one of her prints as a gift. For more information about tonight, go to www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
Walking around Laguna Beach, you will see some businesses flying our brand new, official flag. It has it all:
- our famous Lifeguard tower
- a sunset
- the city flower, Pelargonium
- our founding date of 1927
- the words, "Artistic Freedom" honoring all our amazing artists
Thank you Chad Cooper for the design and work getting this project done.
More pictures are on Laguna Beach Walks Instagram