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Summer Art Sundays at Fashion Island in July

Get up close to two of Orange County’s most distinctive arts showcases at Fashion Island for two Sundays this July

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (July 6, 2016) – Fashion Island will again partner with Orange County’s beloved Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters for a special event series this summer.

“We’re proud to support the arts at Fashion Island,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “This is a terrific opportunity to get up close to two of coastal Orange County’s most renowned arts events.”

From noon to 3 p.m. July 24, the Bloomingdale’s Courtyard lawn will be filled with works from Festival of Arts’ artists who will be showcasing their craft. Participating artists include: Mary Aslin, Susan Cox, Shelley Rapp Evans, Mark L. Hendrickson, Kent Kahlen, Tashia R. Peterman, Hugo Rivera, Sherry Salito-Forsen, Tom Swimm, Afsaneh Taghavi, Marie Tippets and Nikita Young.

Additionally, there will be a make-up demonstration from the famed Pageant of the Masters as pageant makeup director Ally Doherty will transform a cast member into legendary artist Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo, along with Diego Rivera, will be one of the couples featured in the 2016 Pageant of the Masters. This year’s theme, “Partners,” will explore the compelling collaborations that led to the creation of unforgettable artworks, be it a provocative or passionate tale of some of art’s most dynamic duos, all presented through a unique, theatrical production of “living pictures.”

The following week, from noon to 3 p.m. July 31 at Fashion Island, the Atrium lawn will transform into a creative playground for children, with free arts & crafts activities.

Shoppers can also enjoy complimentary light bites and refreshments from select Fashion Island restaurants as they enjoy art on display.



About Fashion Island
As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. With nearly 16 million visitors a year, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean. Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to Nespresso, American Tea Room, Urban Decay, Nike Women’s, SoulCycle, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as Sushi Roku, FIG & OLIVE, Red O, CUCINA enoteca, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen and R D Kitchen. For more information, please visit

Presented by the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach
The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences 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.

July 7 – August 31, 2016, Performances Nightly at 8:30pm

Advance Tickets $15 – $230
A Pageant Ticket also acts a season pass to the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

Irvine Bowl at the Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(800) 487-3378

Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is one of the oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows featuring the artwork of 140 award-winning artists. Patrons may enjoy the work of exhibiting artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more. For a full listing of events, visit

July 5 – August 31, 2016
Open daily from 10am – 11:30pm
Early closing: August 27 at 1:30pm

General Admission: Weekdays $8, Weekends $12
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $5, Weekends $8
Free Admission for Children 12 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 $24. Includes unlimited admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Art-A-Fair, 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 24 – August 31, 2016.

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

(800) 487-3378