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Summer Art Sundays At Fashion Island Kicks Off July 20

Art, fashion and food converge at Fashion Island for two Sundays in July

Newport Beach, Calif., July 2014 – Fashion Island and Orange County’s beloved Festival of Arts will partner together for a special event series this month.

“This is the first time Fashion Island has partnered with Festival of Arts to create a unique experience for our guests to enjoy the arts, fashion and great food,” said Stacie Ellis, senior director of marketing for Irvine Company Retail Properties.

From noon to 4 p.m. July 20, the Bloomingdale’s Courtyard lawn will be filled with works from Festival of Arts’ artists who will be showcasing their craft. Shoppers can enjoy complimentary light bites from featured Fashion Island restaurants such as Fig & Olive, Red O, Lark Creek and Blue C sushi as they enjoy art and fashion on display. Informal modeling will highlight the season’s hottest looks from retailers such as Ella Moss, Joie and Trina Turk.

From noon to 3 p.m. July 27, the Atrium lawn will transform into a creative playground for children, with free arts & crafts activities. More information: shopfashionisland.com

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS FINE ART SHOW

As one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, the Festival of Arts features 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 LagunaFestivalofArts.org.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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 80 years, the Festival of Arts has produced two world-class events: The Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters – where art comes to life. Together both shows attract more than 250,000 visitors into Laguna Beach.

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 15 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 Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store, Macy’s and Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, C. Wonder, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen, R D Kitchen and soon to open, CUCINA enoteca. For more information, please visit ShopFashionIsland.com.