Artist Open Studios - Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can catch a free shuttle service from the Act V parking lot, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free parking. Over 30 artists will be opening their studios, offering hands-on experiences and providing insights into their creative process. This is opportunity to see artists working in a variety of media from glass blowing to bronze welding. This event is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.
2013 Children’s Holiday Palette Exhibition - The Arts Commission selected 12 designs from 238 submissions to the annual palette exhibition. Designs were accepted from children ages 5 to 17 who reside or attend school in Laguna Beach. Selected artists are: Erin Meihaus (age 5), Katie Baker (6), Julia Kellogg (8), Katie Letourneau (8), Monae Long (9), Tomiah Madrigal (9), Hannah Isabel Uutela (9½), Annabelle Kavanagh (10), Luca De Mari (10), Riley Martin (10), Lucinda Becker (12) and Isabella Freeman (12). The palettes are on display at City Hall through January 18, 2014. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. You may visit City Hall to see this wonderful art palette exhibition.
El Toro Road Slurry Seal - This year’s slurry seal project will begin on El Toro Road, tentatively scheduled to begin Friday, December 13, and to be completed in one week. More detailed information will be available next week. The work will involve both sides of the road from Laguna Canyon Road to the northerly city limits, about 500’ south of Aliso Creek Road. The work will be done between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. There will be one lane of traffic open in both directions except the inbound portion of the road from the Toll Road to Laguna Canyon Road, where traffic will be diverted for two days along the Toll Road ramp to Laguna Canyon Road.
Lifeguard Headquarters Update - The concrete roof slab was poured on November 27, 2013. The basic form of the building is now visible. Additional concrete parapets and roof elements will be installed on the roof within the next two weeks. The plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems are nearly complete in the basement level. The installation of these systems will now begin on the main level as the exterior of the building is completed.