South Coast
Laguna Beach
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Laguna Beach The Essential
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Backdropped by Rocky Cliffs and pitted by deep canyons, Laguna Beach's natural setting has long attracted artists, actors and poets. By the 1920s, some 40 painters had established studios here. The close proximity of these artists and their alliance as the Laguna Beach Art Association spawned several artistic movements, most notably "Plein Air," a variant of American Impressionism characterized by representations of the region's distinctive light and landscapes.