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Volume 15, Issue 22  | March 17, 2023Subscribe

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LOCA keeps marching in March 

LOCA continues with an interesting and diverse mix of events in March –new art programs and collaborations between LOCA and LPAPA – Artful Afternoons and paint togethers.

LOCA marches Reem

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Illustration for kids on March 20 and March 27

Monday, March 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Illustrate and Create for Kids 7 years and older - Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. 

LOCA Arts Education is offering free art workshops for kids at Laguna Beach Public Library. Young children ages 7 years and older will enjoy Illustrate and Create on Mondays. First come, first serve and materials are provided.

LOCA marches Reem

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Debra Huse, Virtual Paint Together

Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

LPAPA and LOCA - Debra Huse: Virtual Paint Together

Register to join LPAPA Signature Artist Member Debra Huse in this fun and informative LPAPA+LOCA live-streamed Mentor Paint Together session on “Get the Glow.” In this Virtual Paint Together, Huse will demonstrate her oil painting process, brush stroke by brush stroke, in creating a beautiful sunset painting. Sunsets are beautiful, but sometimes difficult. 

Registration fee: $25 for LPAPA and LOCA Members, $50 for Non-members. For tickets, click here

LOCA marches Reem

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Casey Parlette in his shop

Wednesday, March 22, 5:30-7 p.m.

Meet Casey Parlette – Wildlife Sculptor, wood, metal and stone 

Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St., free onsite parking

LOCA is combining “Art + Dining” into one unique, mid-week experience in downtown Laguna Beach. 

Casey Parlette creates representational and stylized sculptures and wall installations of ocean life, fish, insects and more. His shark sculptures were recently displayed outside Laguna Beach City Hall, and his octopus sculpture and kelp bench are on permanent view at Heisler Park. Parlette will present samples of his work, and share stories about his newest wall installation, Pelicans, for the newly renovated Coast Inn in Laguna Beach. All attendees will qualify for our drawing to win one of two signed copies of his book A Natural Eye.

Free to LOCA Members, Non-members $20. Advance registration is required, so email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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LOCA marches Reem

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Artful Afternoons at the Library

–Thursday, March 23, 3-4 p.m.

Artful Afternoons at the Library

Laguna Beach Library 363 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach LOCA Arts

Education is offering free art workshops for kids at Laguna Beach Public Library. Young children ages 4-6 will enjoy Artful Afternoons on Thursdays, March 23, 30 and April 6, from 3-4 p.m. LOCA teachers Reem Khalil and Allison Keefe will introduce books, stories, and pictures as inspiration for the art projects.

Nature-themed books are the focus this spring. The workshops are free, and no registration is required. 

LOCA marches Reem

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30th LOCA Birthday BASH on March 26

Sunday, March 26, 4-7 p.m. 

LOCA Arts Education Birthday BASH

LOCA Arts Education invites all art lovers to their Birthday BASH fundraising event in celebration of 30 years of LOCA’s service in Laguna Beach. Festivities take place in Bridge Hall at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach.

Partygoers will enjoy gourmet foods and wine, interactive games for grownups including a musical cake walk, a bash-the-piñata and a “Laguna Gothic” photo booth, inspired by Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting. A signature cocktail will be served and everyone will receive a handmade ceramic party favor to keep. Those who take part in the wine pull will pick numbered corks and win bottled wine to take home. Opportunity drawings, live and silent auctions and a live jazz trio will round out the fun. 

Fundraiser proceeds support LOCA’s award-winning programs serving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities throughout Laguna Beach. Free on-site parking; enter from Glenneyre Street. 

Fee: $75 each in advance, $85 at the door. For tickets, click here.

LOCA marches Reem

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Two textile workshops on April 19 and 26 – demonstrating the ancient practice of Shibori 

Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, from 1-4 p.m.

Shirbori and Indigo Dyeing with Reem Khalil

These classes are held on two consecutive Wednesdays in the Susi Q art room of the Laguna Beach Community Center.

This two-session textile workshop will demonstrate the ancient practice of Shibori tying, clamping, stitching and wrapping of silk or paper. Shibori will then be dipped in an indigo vat. You will walk away with several pieces of wearable and fine art pieces.

Fee: LOCA Members $50, Non-members $100. To register, click here

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In Memoriam - Stu Saffer and Barbara Diamond.

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