Laguna Beach “Mask-A-Rad” Halloween Bash
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Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center Hosts Outdoor Fundraiser at Seaside Moss Point Estate with Sunset Views, Live Music, Open Bar, Tasting Menu, Silent Auction, Costume and Mask Contests
LAGUNA BEACH, CA, September 23, 2021 - The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center (LBCAC) today announced that it is hosting its first annual “Mask-A-Rad” Halloween Bash fundraiser. The event will be held from 5 - 8 PM on October 30th at scenic, seaside Moss Point Estate in south Laguna Beach. Ryan Heflin & Band and “Laguna Tenor,” Rick Weber, and Gerardo “Jerry” Segura will perform. The Tasting Menu includes plant-based and traditional protein options, prepared by Supporters and Lovers of the Arts. Everyone is encouraged to participate in our costume and mask contests, as well as an art-inspired silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the LBCAC to realize its vision of creating an accessible and affordable epicenter for entertaining and thought-provoking art in the heart of Laguna Beach.
The “Mask-A-Rad” event is the first major fundraiser that the LBCAC has held since the world went on COVID-19 lockdown in March of 2020. Since that time, we all have seen the arts community become one of the hardest hit. According to the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group (RSFLG), “The experiential and in-person nature of the arts—whether visual arts, music, dance, or numerous other mediums—has made it especially difficult to sustain, as many venues have remained closed, or on limited operations. In the face of those challenges, arts organizations and artists have adapted and innovated in an effort to survive.” The LBCAC has taken advantage of this “downtime” to make improvements to their venue along the Forest Avenue Promenade, in downtown Laguna Beach. Beginning with improved air circulation, to reconfigured seating and hand sanitizer stations, the LBCAC is committed to offering unique events that are comfortable and safe for all who attend.
“It’s been too long! We are so pleased to be hosting our first major fundraiser, with 2 premier music acts, a chef-prepared Tasting Menu, fabulous art in our silent auction, and great prizes for the best costume and the best mask. Our guests will enjoy all of this fun and entertainment outdoors, at scenic, seaside Moss Point, during sunset, the Saturday night before Halloween,” said Rick Conkey, founder of the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center. “Let’s face it, the arts took a beating over the past 18 months and we truly need our supporters, both local and global, to help us keep up the unique program we offer.”
We Need Your Support to Continue to Promote the Arts and Drive Change
Purchase tickets to the “Mask-a-rad” fundraiser for $125 each or a table of 10 for $1000 Donate to the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center (LBCAC) via our GoFundMe page Reserve the LBCAC for your private event, volunteer your time and/or skills: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Opening Acts: Setting the vibe, we're honored to have a very talented musician, Geraldo “Jerry” Segura, who, in his own words, says: "Music can be considered a universal language, and I try my best to make it just that when I'm creating a song. I pull elements from around the world and fuse them together with a rhythmic bass line. With the addition of heartfelt lyrics, I would consider my music to be an adventure of emotions and cultures that has the potential to capture the attention of a diverse audience. "
Following that is “Laguna Tenor,” Rick Weber - A classically-trained vocalist, committed to bringing our fundraising event to the next level, Rick Weber--our very own “Laguna Tenor”--is inspired by the world's most beloved tenors. He performed in over 30 musicals and operas, and his repertoire includes arias from renowned operas, Neapolitan classics, and musical standards.
About the Main Event: Ryan Heflin and Band - Ryan Heflin is a soulful, southern California native who seeks to reawaken the soul and renew people’s sense of wonder. He aims to slow people down, stir them with passionate authenticity and move them with beauty and emotion. His first EP “How to Undress” and newest album “Where Does the Wonder Go?” are available now.
[Check out the recent Stu News Laguna article about the Center: Behind The Scenes at the LBCAC ]
This epicenter of art is located along the Forest Avenue Promenade in Laguna Beach, the heart of Southern California’s premier art colony. The LBCAC supports the health and wellness of our audience members, performers, crew, and house staff (we want you to return to see us!). So, proof of vaccination or mask will be required.
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