SOURCE: Festival of Arts

July 26, 2011 21:18 ET

July 31st: The Festival of Arts Heats Up With Spanish Flamenco, Art of Cooking and Live Beatles Classics for Another Sensational Sunday

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - This Sunday, July 31st, things get spicy at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts!

Flamenco virtuoso Claudia de la Cruz will light up the Festival stage with the thundering sensuality of authentic Spanish Flamenco, as the popular series Art in Motion: From Hip Hop to Tango continues to delight Festival visitors. Ms. Cruz has traveled the globe and performed with the world's most celebrated Flamenco artists, and this Sunday she treats Festival guests to a dramatic performance of this art form well known for its tradition, strength and passion.

For Festival visitors with a penchant for spicy flavors, Chef Joffrey Lopez returns this Sunday to continue the Art of Cooking series, presented by Williams Sonoma. Chef Joffrey will demonstrate, in a fun and engaging way, the preparation of a tasty dish. This week's featured recipe is salsa and guacamole -- choosing the perfect vegetables. Spectators will not only learn how to make the recipe themselves, they'll also get to help Chef Joffrey eat what he prepares!

In the cool of the evening, visitors will get to shake a leg to the tunes of their favorite Beatles songs, performed live by Jason Feddy and Friends as the ever-popular Beatles Classics series continues.

Throughout the day, guests can take guided art tours, watch art demonstrations, participate in free art workshops in mixed media and printmaking, and they can enjoy ceramics workshops for a materials fee of just $15.

"This Sunday is going to be one of the most memorable Sundays of the season," said Susan Davis, director of special events for the Festival of Arts. "If you haven't come out for a sensational Sunday yet, now is the time!"

There is no extra cost beyond admission to the Festival of Arts for guests to enjoy sensational Sunday special events at the Festival of Arts. From 1-2pm enjoy Art of Cooking with Chef Joffrey Lopez; from 3-4pm enjoy Flamenco in Art in Motion: From Hip Hop to Tango and from 6-8pm enjoy Beatles Classics.

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by Acura, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Vizio, Cox Communications and the Orange County Register. The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization that produces The Festival of Arts-California's Premier Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters-Where Art Comes to Life. For general information, call 949-494-1145 or visit the website at The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. Proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Laguna Beach.

Editor's Note: Interviews with artisans and performers featured in this year's The Festival of Arts as well as images of artwork including slides, photographs and digital/CD's are available upon request.

Contact Information

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

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