Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

A Modern Face for a Classic Event: The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters Launches Its New Website, Now Live

LAGUNA BEACH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, home of the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters, is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at The new site, the first major redesign since 2002, is envisioned to encompass everything about the Festival and its programming in a user-friendly and visually stunning way that is reflective of its brand. With new social media integration, a radically revised event calendar, an expansive artist database and more, the new website aims to engage fans and supporters like never before. The redesign incorporates classic colors and graphics and completely new navigational tools with enhanced search functionality.

"After months of development with our website designers, we're very excited to unveil the new website in conjunction with the Festival's and Pageant's 80th Anniversary celebration," said Sharbie Higuchi, director of marketing and PR for the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. "Technology has really changed in the last ten years, it was important for us to keep up with the times and elevate our online presence."

The website features exclusive content on the two major summer events, the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters, as well as giving a home to year-round exhibits and ongoing projects. Multimedia has also integrated into the website including videos, event slideshows, an interactive calendar and other visual content from last year's season as well as archival footage from the Festival's early days. Membership registration can now be accomplished without leaving the website. Also, entirely new are sections dedicated to the Festival's permanent art collection with a gallery of selected pieces from the Festival's collection, spotlight pages, and "Outreach" with the ability to apply for Festival scholarships and grants. "Visitor info" features tips on planning a visit with links to the Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau. "About Us" gives an overview about the organization and its purpose. Visitors can also purchase Festival merchandise online at the "Shop," find out about the latest news from the Festival and Pageant, and explore volunteer and employment opportunities at the Festival and Pageant. Donations may be gifted to the non-profit organization with the click of a button through the website and Pageant tickets may be purchased securely.

Also getting the most dramatic face-lift, the exhibitor gallery has been updated to be user-friendlier, giving visitors the opportunity to sort the 140 exhibiting artists by medium, name and view popular tags. Each artist's page features a slideshow of their work, contact information and links to their social media pages.

"It's always been our mission to raise awareness about the talented array of artists at the Festival of Arts. Now, with the launch of the new website, we're able to give our artists an additional platform to reach art collectors and art enthusiasts everywhere," said Higuchi.

Though the redesign has been applied to most major sections of the site, some additional sections are to come, including blogs, a searchable database of the Festival's permanent art collection, online exhibitor application, bios and photos of exhibitors, and multi-platform compatibilities.

"In today's data and technology driven society, it's important to keep the website content updated, fresh and ever changing. It's an ambitious website plan that now has a solid -- and stylish -- foundation," concluded Higuchi.

The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show will run June 30 - August 31, 2013. The Pageant of the Masters "The Big Picture" will run July 7 - August 31, 2013. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California.

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 Tickets to the 2013 Pageant of the Masters are available now. Proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Laguna Beach.

Image Available:

Media contact:
Sharbie Higuchi
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The enterprise is being consumerized, and the consumer is being enterprised. Moore's Law does not matter anymore, the future belongs to business virtualization powered by invisible service architecture, powered by hyperscale and hyperconvergence, and facilitated by vertical streaming and horizontal scaling and consolidation. Both buyers and sellers want instant results, and from paperwork to paperless to mindless is the ultimate goal for any seamless transaction. The sweetest sweet spot in innov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo), a leading cloud and infrastructure provider offering integrated solutions to enterprises, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Key Information Systems is a leading regional systems integrator with world-class compute, storage and networking solutions and professional services for the most advanced softwa...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps and Continuous Delivery software provider XebiaLabs has announced it has been selected to join the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency partner program. The program is designed to highlight software vendors like XebiaLabs who have demonstrated technical expertise and proven customer success in DevOps and specialized solution areas like Continuous Delivery. DevOps Competency Partners provide solutions to, or have deep experience working with AWS users and other businesses to help t...
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Enterprises can achieve rigorous IT security as well as improved DevOps practices and Cloud economics by taking a new, cloud-native approach to application delivery. Because the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers, a disciplined and multi-layered approach that spans all of your processes, staff, vendors and technologies is required. This may sound expensive and time consuming to achieve as you plan how to move selected applicati...
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and other metrics have to be considered through the process. In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, foc...
Data loss happens, even in the cloud. In fact, if your company has adopted a cloud application in the past three years, data loss has probably happened, whether you know it or not. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bryan Forrester, Senior Vice President of Sales at eFolder, will present how common and costly cloud application data loss is and what measures you can take to protect your organization from data loss.
The cloud has reached mainstream IT. Those 18.7 million data centers out there (server closets to corporate data centers to colocation deployments) are moving to the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Achim Weiss, CEO & co-founder of ProfitBricks, will share how two companies – one in the U.S. and one in Germany – are achieving their goals with cloud infrastructure. More than a case study, he will share the details of how they prioritized their cloud computing infrastructure deployments ...
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete en...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
Interested in leveraging automation technologies and a cloud architecture to make developers more productive? Learn how PaaS can benefit your organization to help you streamline your application development, allow you to use existing infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies. Begin charting your path to PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise.