Top Exhibitions to See This Month

A destination filled with cultural activities, Corona del Mar and surrounding Orange County are packed to the brim with art galleries and events that always impress with their fine work. This month, a nice variety of exhibitions are happening around the area, ranging from photography to festivals to contemporary art.
Throughout August: Art Show Celebrating Earth’s Natural Wonders
Lahaina Galleries, which showcases Hawaii’s fine art, will share work from four artists interpreting nature through sky paintings, moving paintings, semi-abstract painting on metal, and coastal impressionism. On Saturday, August 18, all of the artists will be featured in a special evening featuring their unique form of art.

Through September 1: Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Summer Art Show
For their annual art show, the Festival of Arts will feature the work of over 140 artists local to Orange County. The art displayed is varied and ranges from paintings to sculpture and ceramics to blown glass. Along with the daily exhibition, various additional events will be on offers, such as art workshops, musical acts, art talks, and activities for children.

August 2-30: Endless Possibilities
The August show at Las Laguna Gallery is aptly titled, as it will feature a wide variety of new artwork. Instead of working around a specific theme, artists were asked to share their favorite pieces using any medium. Over 30 artists are featured. 

Through August 11: It’s Time: An Uncensored Look at Time’s Up and #Metoo Movements
Featured at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, over 40 artists are participating in this modern exhibit examining two current social movements. In addition to the show, on August 4 the museum will have an accompanying panel event called ‘Beyond #Metoo.’

Through September 2: Sawdust Art & Craft Summer Festival
Enjoy beautifully crafted fine arts from over 200 local artists at this popular annual exhibition. Mediums include ceramics, pottery, textiles, jewelry, painting, and sculpture. The event takes place in a eucalyptus grove by the beach and also features art classes, demonstrations and live music.

August 2 - October 15: Reflections on Reflections: A One Man Show of New Water Charms
In this unique exhibit, the Ning Zhou Gallery will feature Zhou’s stunning photography that features water reflections. Some of the art in the exhibition will come from a 2007 exhibition held in Athens by then-Greek Prime Minister George Papendreou, while other work will be completely new and previously unseen. The opening night reception will take place August 2nd during First Thursday Art Walk.


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