SOURCE: City of Laguna Beach

City of Laguna Beach

January 24, 2011 12:20 ET

Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios, Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - On Saturday, February 5, 2011, the City of Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self-guided tour is free and is a rare opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of 22 of Laguna's top artists. It's also a great chance to buy local art, right from the source. Catch a free shuttle service for the event from the Laguna College of Art and Design located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Parking is free.

Artist studios are located throughout Laguna Beach with the majority nestled along Laguna Canyon Road. These studios, surrounded by oak trees and rich canyon colors, are the creative backdrop for many artists. Catch the free shuttle service which travels along Laguna Canyon Road, an easy and enjoyable way to experience the canyon and its creative residents. Other studios in the downtown include painter and photographer Cliff Wassmann at 419 Ocean Avenue and talented jeweler Karen Worden at 1492 South Coast Highway.

One suggested itinerary is to visit father and son ceramicists Marlo and Jesse Bartels at 2307 Laguna Canyon Road. Their stunning exterior pieces can be seen throughout the city. Visit artist Maggie Spencer at 2707 Laguna Canyon Road and make your own piece of kiln formed glass and see her colorful completed work. Painter Tom Swimm will be working, along with other artists, at 3251 Laguna Canyon Road. The artists in this complex are widely known for their imaginative and experimental printmaking and painting techniques. At the very last shuttle stop in the Canyon at 20432 Laguna Canyon Road watch artists Louis Longi, Olivia Batchelder, Gerard Stripling and Michele Taylor transform their contrasting mediums of bronze, glass and silk into one sculptural image.

For a map of studio locations and participating artists please visit or call (949) 497-0722.

Images available upon request.

Contact Information

  • Sian Poeschl
    Cultural Arts Manager
    (949) 497-0722