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16th Annual

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational


The Ranch at Laguna Beach

(formerly Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course)  

October 12 – 19, 2014


Each year Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony, turns into an outdoor studio with the always-exciting Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in the week-long festivities including public paint outs, environmental awareness activities, and educational events.  Culminating with the highly anticipated Collectors’ Soiree and Public Exhibition and Sale.

This year’s Invitational host will be The Ranch at Laguna Beach, located in the majestic Aliso Canyon – The “Yosemite” of Laguna Beach and the location of the area’s original homestead built by the Thurston family, the ancestors of former Laguna Mayor Kelly Boyd.  This event celebrates the artistic legacy and plein air heritage of Laguna Beach.

Proceeds from this event will help support the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art organization (Tax ID #68-0600606).  Please consider supporting LPAPA by becoming a sponsor or making a tax deductible donation.




2013 “Best of Show”

“St. Mary’s Garden View”  by Scott W. Prior