SOURCE: Festival of Arts

Festival of Arts

July 20, 2016 13:23 ET

Festival of Arts: Ice Cream Man and Two Olympians

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - July 20, 2016) - Years ago, Laguna Beach artist Scott Moore painted "Ice Cream Man."

Now, Moore wouldn't be wrong to change the title of his oil painting to "Ice Cream Man, and two Olympians."

Moore, 66, used his neighbors' daughters as the models for the painting. Those two little girls are now members of the U.S. women's Olympic water polo team getting ready to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Aria and Makenzie Fischer, who both play the position of "attacker" for the U.S. team, also played at Laguna Beach High. Makenzie graduated in 2015 and Aria is just finishing up her junior year and still is part of Laguna Beach High's water polo program.

In "Ice Cream Man," Moore goes to that iconic childhood memory of the ice cream man's visit, preceded, of course, by the music coming from his ice cream truck.

"I love telling stories of my childhood through my paintings," Moore said. "'Ice Cream Man' brings me back to summertime, where the music from the ice cream truck stopped us in our tracks. We'd beg mom for money and chase the truck down on our bicycles!"

Moore uses a unique style in his works.

"Painting images with two scales gives me the freedom to enlarge some of the often forgotten objects that make up the details of a great memory," he said.

Moore is one of the featured artists in Laguna Beach's annual Festival of Arts, July 5 - August 31.


Scott Moore grew up in Bellflower, California, playing baseball, delivering newspapers and drawing in his spare time. His father, Carl, was a watercolorist and graphic designer for an advertising agency in Los Angeles. Working with art materials brought home by his father, Scott developed a skill for drawing. Scott was an illustrator for the United States Marine Corps at the age of 20, graphic designer at age 22, and full time artist/painter by the time he was 29.

Scott painted traditional watercolors up until 1985, receiving numerous awards on a national level. Around that time, while showing at the Festival of Arts, he not only added oil painting to his skills, but began transitioning into the world of surrealism. Splitting his time between telling his personal stories in oil and clients' stories through his commissioned paintings, has kept Scott glued to his easel.


Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is one of the most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows featuring the artwork of 140 award-winning artists. Patrons may enjoy the work of exhibiting artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more. For a full listing of events, visit

July 5 - August 31, 2016
Open daily from 10am - 11:30pm
Early closing August 27 at 1:30pm

General Admission: Weekdays $8, Weekends $12
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $5, Weekends $8
Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.

Passport to the Arts:
A special promotion (funded in part by Bank of America): Passport to the Arts for only $24. Includes unlimited admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair. Enjoy works of art by more than 500 artists, 300 hands-on workshops, dozens of special events, plus a one time, all-day free parking pass with each Passport purchased. Order online at Passports also available for purchase on-site at each festival location during the summer. Offer excludes Pageant of the Masters. Valid June 24 - August 31, 2016.

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by Southern California Acura Dealers, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, Orange County Register and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Festival of Arts Grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(800) 487-3378

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  • Media contact:
    Sharbie Higuchi
    Director of Marketing and Public Relations

    Festival of Arts
    650 Laguna Canyon Road
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651