LPAPA provides opportunities for established and emerging artists to show their work, by serving members through mentoring and business development consultation, by offering educational opportunities for the community such as lectures and demonstrations, and by partnering with local schools to create art education programs to benefit our youth.
There are four main impacts the Invitational has in the Laguna Beach community. First, this event raises awareness for the plein air art movement. With more than 1,500 attendees across all events and festivities, the Invitational has proven to be a critical megaphone for sharing plein air art with the world.
Second, the Invitational creates community in Laguna Beach, and tangibly connects people with place. Lectures and community conversations create an ongoing salon of art appreciation, Laguna Beach history, environmental awareness, and more. Art sales from the Invitational spread plein air art and the Laguna Beach landscape in homes and galleries across America.
LPAPA is deeply grateful for the support of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and its Members. Please visit lagunapleinair.org or lpapa.org for more information.
Contributed by Toni Kellenberg, Social Media Director and President of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association