Have you ever wanted to bring a piece of the Pageant of the Masters home with you? Thanks to The Da Vinci Guild and the Festival of Arts, now you can! On Saturday, November 27th from 9am to 2pm, the Pageant of the Masters will open its curtains for just a few hours for a garage sale like no other which has been dubbed The Bizarre Bazaar.
The Bizarre Bazaar will grant the public a rare and unique opportunity to purchase props, costumes, artwork, books, memorabilia, and other ARTifacts collected from past Pageant of the Masters. Prices will range from $1 – $1,500 and payment by debit or credit card will be accepted. This is a fundraiser event and donations will also be accepted in-person or via the Festival website.
“We will have Pageant re-creations of plein air paintings by famous Laguna artists of the early 20th century, assorted decorative hand props, and vinyl banners,” Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy and Da Vinci Guild Founding Member said. “There will be concrete animal sculptures by Lou Rankin, costumes including authentic Kimono and other period costumes, art books, ephemera, and oversize framed prints on canvas.”
Additionally, shoppers may purchase and name a Pageant seat in the iconic Irvine Bowl by joining the Pageant Legacy Society. Seats range from $500 – $2,000. Seats may be named to celebrate the memory of a loved one, honor an arts enthusiast or promote an organization. Pageant Legacy Society member’s names will be engraved on plaques and affixed to one of the organization’s famous red seats, which offers donors the opportunity to become a permanent part of Festival of Arts history.
Taking place on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year, The Bizarre Bazaar offers the perfect opportunity for gift-giving and merry-making. Shop one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas perfect for the art lover and hard-to-buy-for loved ones. Like the song goes, make your list check it twice… at The Bizarre Bazaar. ‘Tis the season to shop and support the arts.
100% of the proceeds from The Bizarre Bazaar will go to support the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to assist with producing the 2022 Fine Art Show and world-famous Pageant of the Masters. The Bizarre Bazaar is presented by The Da Vinci Guild, a philanthropic club founded by the volunteers of the Pageant in spring of 2021 to specifically produce fundraising events for the sole benefit of the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach and Pageant of the Masters. This philanthropic club’s activities are independent from and not affiliated with the Pageant or Festival management.
DATE: Saturday, November 27, 2021
TIME: 9am – 2pm
PLACE: Festival of Arts Exhibit Grounds 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
For more information on The Bizarre Bazaar contact Ed Hanke at (949) 301-5427. For more information and to stay up to date on all things Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts Fine Art Show follow the Festival on social media at @FestivalPageant, and visit www.foapom.com.
ABOUT The Da Vinci Guild
The Da Vinci Guild was founded by the volunteers of the Pageant specifically to produce fundraising events for the sole benefit of the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach and Pageant of the Masters. This philanthropic club’s activities are independent from and not affiliated with the Pageant or Festival management. For questions, please contact Ed Hanke at (949) 301-5427.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS OF LAGUNA BEACH
The Festival of Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has long been a local leader that has helped with the growth and development of the community and the arts in Laguna Beach. Established in 1932, the Festival of Arts’ mission is to promote, produce and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts. Each summer for nearly 90 years, the Festival of Arts has produced two world-class events: The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters.