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img_9290The shimmering ocean and rolling hillsides of Crystal Cove State Park have long inspired artists to paint, write, photograph, compose, tell stories, dance, and sketch. Be it a watercolor, a poem, or a musical composition, artists from different genres continue to be inspired by the beauty of the park and the spectacular landscapes, breathtaking scenery, and abundant gifts from nature. On Saturday, April 1 from 10-4 in the Historic District come join Crystal Cove State Park and Crystal Cove Alliance for a spring art show and Art in the Park Celebration a day filled with activities that celebrate the integration of art and nature through workshops, performances, and activities.

Schedule of Events

9:30am-10am – Sea Glass Beach Walk meeting in the Education Commons. Register here

10am-4pm – Sea Glass Wrapping in the Education Commons. No registration required.

11am-3pm – Watercolor Painting with artist Pamme Turner on the Promenade (in front of Beachcomber). No registration required.

11am-2pm – Plankton Photography in Cottage #22. Come learn about our microsopic ocean creatures, then help us photograph and identify them! No registration required.

11am-12pm – Laguna Beach High School Jazz Combo Performance inside the Visitor’s Center Cottage #00. More details coming soon.

12pm-1pm – Nature Poetry Workshop with Thea Gavin on Cottage #34 deck.  Learn new ways of “giving voice” and connecting with nature through simple writing exercises that will combine methodical observation with wild creativity.  Limited to 12 participants over the age of 8. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register here.

12pm-1pm – Native American Storytelling with Jacque Nunez at Cottage #13. No registration required. 

1pm-2pm – Basket Weaving with Jacque Nunez at Cottage #13.

CCA Members are FREE – Register here.

Non-members $5 donation. Register here.

1pm-2pm – Bluegrass Musical Performance outside Cottage #46

2pm-4pm – Cal State Fullerton New Music Ensemble featuring environmental works by Cage,  Crumb,  Oliveros, and CSUF Director of New Music, Pamela Madsen with works by student composers and special guest artists. 

For a sneak peak into the the musical performances listen to one of Pamela Madesen’s pieces here: https://vimeo.com/199512927