On the Cover!
Poster art for the milestone 10th Anniversary of the Laguna Beach Fete de la Musique was lovingly created by Laguna Beach Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Bill Atkins. Spanning a 40 year career, Bill was at the forefront of the digital media boom and has taught digital imagery at a number of local colleges and art schools including LCAD. He has designed the iconic images for a variety of cities, businesses and institutions including the California Coastal Commission’s revised Whale Tail License Plate for the State of California.
In 2008, when the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association was founded, Mayor Toni Iseman enlisted Bill to create the posters for Laguna Beach and the first Sister City of Menton, France. The series has gone on to include San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, and St. Ives, England. You can see more of Bill Atkins’ work at Vintage Poster Gallery, the 2017 Sawdust Summer Festival or visit his website: www.lagunaposter.com
The 10th Fête de la Musique will take place in downtown Laguna Beach on Sat. June 17. The day’s festivities start at 12pm at Main Beach with the Children’s Parade and The Swing Set Band and opening ceremonies begin at 1pm; at 1:30pm–4pm, artists perform at approx. 45 downtown locations mostly along Ocean and Forest Avenues, and south along PCH to Legion St. The musical genres are diverse with instruments running the gamut. A closing ceremony at 4pm will take place on the Cobblestones.
Originating in France in the 1980s, Fête, also known as the International Day of Music, celebrates the beginning of summer and the close affiliation Laguna Beach has with its sister city, Menton, France. The event is free and presented by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association, a non-profit dedicated to providing art and cultural exchange for the betterment of the community. LagunaBeachSisterCities.com
The itinerary will be posted on Facebook/Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association closer to the event.
Vive La Musique!