By Contikivacations | June 5, 2013
If you plan to visit the West Coast and hop on Contiki's Wild Western, LA to the Bay, or even the Best of the USA tours this summer, consider arriving a few days early to explore Orange County and the beautiful coastlines of Laguna Beach, known for the Festival of the Arts and the Pageant of the Masters - a show that features "living pictures," - tableaux vivants - recreations of some of the world's greatest works of art featuring real people!
Contiki got a behind-the-scenes look at the 80th anniversary of this world-renowned show (it was even featured on episodes of 'Arrested Development'!) and a sneak peek at some of the artists featured during the Festival of Arts. Check it out!
This year, the Festival of Arts returns for its 81st season, and celebrates 80 years of living pictures with the annual Pageant of the Masters - entitled "The Big Picture" in tribute to the history of motion pictures. The festival will run from June 30 through August 31, 2013 and features 140 of Orange County's most renowned artists.