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Art Projects, Marionettes, Hawaiian Craft, Balloons & Outrageous Printmaking With a 44,000-Pound Steamroller to Be Enjoyed on Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts, Saturday, July 21st

(July 16, 2012)

LAGUNA BEACH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/16/12 -- It's the most kid-centric day of the summer art season -- Family Art Day at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts! On Saturday, July 21st from 12pm-3pm, parents and children will be treated to exciting adventures in art... compliments of the Festival of Arts.

Family Art Day is all about the children. Art projects in ceramics and mixed media are specifically designed for the younger ones, art scavenger hunts, ceramics, marionette shows, balloon art and face painting will entertain young minds and ignite the imagination. New this year, guests will have the opportunity to express their creativity while stringing together their very own Kūpe'e, a Hawaiian bracelet or anklet, presented by Aulani (A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii). Also new in 2012 will be the opportunity to make prints rolled out right in front of the Festival of Arts by a 44,000-pound steamroller! If that's not enough, all children will be treated to a special kid-friendly snack from Gina's Alfresco. Even Mom and Dad will get to enjoy live musical entertainment by Shelby, Tieg & Tara.

When children arrive, they will be given a booklet containing coupons that they'll get to redeem for the different projects and attractions. It's a small touch that makes even the littlest attendees feel like Family Art Day is especially for them, which it is. Plus, children 12 and under receive free admission to the Festival of Arts.

"Family Art Day is always a favorite day at the Festival," said Susan Davis, director of special events for the Festival of Arts. "If your family has never participated, this is the year to do it, because this year's Family Art Day is going to be the best one yet!"

Family Art Day is FREE with Festival of Arts admission ($10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for kids under 12).

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by Acura, Cox Communications, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, 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. 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.

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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

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