by Grace Bailey,
Laguna Beach is situated in the state of California, USA. It is a seaside resort, part of the famous Orange County region. It is one of the first resorts, founded in the area of the county.
The art community has very old traditions in this part of the state. Like the history says, it is founded back in the beginning of the 20th century, when several artists have considered the place very inspiring and came to live and work in the region. The community of the artists, found back then is still exiting and is functioning in the present days as well. Many famous people followed then and found their new home in the place. The sunny weather and the nice climate all the year round are also responsible for the popularity of the place.
Numerous interesting areas are bordering the region of the Laguna Beach. Some of them are the Crystal Cove State Park at the northwest, Dana Point and the Laguna Woods.
The cultural life of the area is very interesting. There are many events to be seen while spending a vacation in Laguna Beach. The summer months are reserved for the annual Pageant of Masters. It is an art festival, which is organized in the region. The purpose of the festival is to recreate famous masterpieces of the contemporary and classic art. They are made by the present artists and the one which looks closest to the original is the winner. The parts of the recreated work are values by the costumes used, the light, the make-up, the hairdressing and all other smaller and bigger details, which are characterizing the piece of art. Other art festival, that are famous in the area are the Art-a-Fair, the Sawdust Art Festival and the Festival of Arts.
There are some events, dedicated to the music in the region. The most popular of them are organized by the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society. It is held during the winter each year. The Chamber has long traditions in the organizing of music events. Like the activity of the organization is non-profitable, so are the concerts, held in the area.
The most visited museum is the Laguna Art Museum. One of its most popular exhibitions is the Emergent Media Phenomenon. It has been shown to the visitors of the museum since 2009. Today the newest exhibition is the one, which is dedicated to the artist Roger Edward Kuntz.
The cultural life of the place can be completed by the activity of the Laguna Playhouse. It is one of the theatres located in the area. The institution is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary and is still giving to its visitors the pleasure to enjoy one of the best plays, presented. Another option for the free time of the visitors is to follow one of the history tours, organized in the area.
The tourists who like the nature can enjoy the wildlife and observe some of the most unique processes in the region. Whale and dolphin watching are the activities, which are the most impressive for the visitors of the place.
There are many outdoor sport facilities available in the place. Many tennis courts are opened for public use, so are the golf courses and the swimming pools.
The only winery with a wine tasting room is situated in the Laguna Beach. The products made in the winery are high quality and its tasting will be great experience. At the wine shops in the winery, the visitors will not only be able to buy some of their favorite products, but also take part in the corporate events held in there.