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Banner Competition
3/27/2015 

At its meeting on March 23, 2015 the Arts Commission reviewed 23 submissions to the Banner Competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Al Esquerra, Robin Hiers, Michael Phillips and Jeffrey Skarvan. The artists will paint their original art work on banners measuring 4’ by 16’ which will be displayed during the summer months throughout the city. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached.



2015 Postcards from Laguna
3/27/2015  At its meeting on March 23, 2015, the Arts Commission reviewed 20 submissions to the Postcards from Laguna competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Robin Wethe Altman, Carole Boller, David P. Cooke and Michael Hallinan. The artists will paint their original art work on canvases measuring 7’ by 5’ which will be temporarily displayed on the Verizon building at 295 Broadway facing the Whole Foods parking lot. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached.

2015 Artist Designed Bench Competition -
3/27/2015  The Arts Commission is currently accepting applications from qualified artists for an installation at Crescent Bay Point Park. The park has stunning 180 degree views for the coastline and has a bluff top setting. The opportunity is open to artists who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego countries. The budget for design, fabrication and installation is $23,000. Interested artists must submit their application on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com.

Annual Waste Collection Event Was a Success
3/27/2015  Last Saturday, the City and Waste Management held the second annual waste collection event. Approximately 270 vehicles showed up at the ACT V Lot and dropped off about 13 tons of E-waste, paint, and universal waste (batteries and fluorescent lamps and bulbs). The most popular items collected were approximately 3.5 tons of paint, 3.15 tons of E-waste, and 980 lbs. of batteries. Popular E-waste items were laptops and flat screen televisions. In addition, approximately 2.5 tons of paper was shredded. Depending on the type of material collected, some items will be processed and recycled in California while other items will be sent out of State to be treated and recycled. Residents who were unable to attend the event can still recycle these items on an on-going basis by participating in the City’s free recycling programs.

"Open For Business" Workshop
3/23/2015 

CITY HOSTING "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" WORKSHOP



Art That’s Small at City Hall
3/20/2015  The public is invited to an artist reception and award ceremony on Thursday, March 26 at 5 p.m. at City Hall located at 505 Forest Avenue. The Arts Commission accepted 98 entries to the 13th annual “Art That’s Small at City Hall” exhibition from artists throughout Orange County. The exhibition was juried by Ludo Leideritz (Ocean and Forest Gallery), Ron Morrissette (Festival of Arts) and Peter Zokrosky (Laguna College of Art + Design.) The first place winner will be awarded $500. The exhibition runs through April 23, 2015 and can be viewed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

Beach Access Rehabilitation Workshop
3/20/2015  A public workshop regarding the design of beach access rehabilitation projects at the ends of Oak Street and Mountain Road will be held on Thursday, April 2, at 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Community Center at 380 Third Street. The projects will replace deteriorating stairs, walkways and view areas with new facilities designed to improve access and increase landscape area.

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone: (949) 497-3311 Fax: (949) 497-0771
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