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John Wayne Airport showcases Laguna Beach artworks

The local travel hub's latest art exhibit features art and history of Laguna

by Griffin RogersPublished: July 18, 2012 09:15 AM

Gallery patrons view one of the artworks
that will be included in the exhibit
“A Legacy of Art.”
The Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau has united a group of major non-profit art organizations to showcase Laguna’s art history at John Wayne Airport beginning July 15. The exhibit will be a part of “Orange County: Destination Art and Culture,” a program being held in conjunction with the opening of Terminal C last November.

Running through October, “A Legacy of Art” will feature artwork from the Festival of Arts, Pageant of the Masters, Art-A-Fair, The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Art Museum and Sawdust Art Festival. Past and present art will be displayed, with some work dating back as far as 1904.

“We are honored that Laguna Beach has been chosen to feature its wealth of arts and cultural organizations in the summer/fall 2012 exhibit at John Wayne Airport,” said Judith Bijlani, president and CEO of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau.

The display will feature 11 wall-mounted works of art and be located between Terminals B and C. It will be free and open to the public, who can view the exhibit without going through security checkpoints.

“Laguna Beach has long been synonymous with the arts – both visual and performing,” said Alan L. Murphy, airport director at JWA. “We are delighted to help showcase these amazing venues and hope that passengers and local residents alike will be moved to see some of them first-hand in beautiful Laguna Beach.”

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