Congratulations goes out to several organizations  and individuals who live in Laguna Beach and are being recognized for their contributions by the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts.  On Sunday, April 1st, at 6 p.m., these nominees will be honored at the 6th Annual Art Star Awards at Seven Degrees, near your Laguna Beach home.  Please join in celebrating their achievements as well as those of well-known assemblage artist and Laguna Beach resident Paul Darrow with a special Lifetime Achievement Award. The Inspiration Grant recipient will also be announced at this event, choosing from the three finalists, glass artist John Barber, photographer Tom Lamb, and dancer Michelle Lance

Best New Arts Program
Bluegrass and BBQ (Laguna Beach Live!)
Kids' Paint Out (Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association)
Studio Art Classes (Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau)

Individual Arts Patron of the Year
Bobbi Cox
Rick Lang
Deborah and Henry Mayhew

Corporate Arts Patron of the Year
Bank of America
Haskell & White LLP

Outstanding Arts Collaboration
911 Memorial Monument (City of Laguna Beach, New York Port Authority, and Mark Porterfield)
FOA South (Festival of Arts and Active Culture)
Plein Air Painting Invitational (Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association)

Arts Leadership
Robert Hayden III, Laguna Art Museum
Greg Vail, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Karen Wood, Laguna Playhouse

Artist of the Year
Jorg Dubin
Sandra Jones Campbell
Jon Seeman

Event tickets are available by emailing 6th Annual Art Star Awards, here