February 22 — 5:30pm – 7:00pm

LOCA Art Talks are for anyone and everyone who loves the visual arts. Our events, offered monthly in Laguna Beach and surrounding areas, are educational and informative, yet casual and fun. Attendees get to meet fascinating artists and industry leaders, and learn about their work and careers. Sponsored by Laguna Clay Company, www.LagunaClay.com

Nelson Coates is a multi-award-winning Production Designer of Hollywood feature films and television. Hocus Pocus 2, In The Heights, Crazy Rich Asians, On the Basis of Sex, and The Proposal are among his many critically acclaimed motion pictures, and The Morning Show and Home Before Dark are among his many television projects. Using his keen sense of observation and research skills, Coates plays the role of a cultural anthropologist in creating and shaping believable characters, events, and environments depicted in the narrative form. The spirited speaker, who has included work by several Laguna Beach artists in his set designs, will share amazing stories about his work and career in this “must see” presentation. Advance registration required.

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FEE: Advance registration required, email LOCA@LOCAarts.org / Non-Members: $20

The Great Room of the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third Street. Laguna Beach Community Center is conveniently located in downtown Laguna Beach, among numerous shops and dining establishments. Free parking in garage, metered parking on the street.