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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 56  |  July 14, 2020

Art Highlights Magazine launches in Laguna Beach

Art Highlights Magazine had a wonderful turnout of artists, writers, special guests, and locals celebrating the launch of the locally owned magazine in Laguna Beach on November 16 at Forest Ocean Gallery and in Palm Springs November 23 at Michael Barba Gallery.

Celebration of the quarterly full gloss 100-page magazine, which contains powerful articles and supporters of the arts, included prime wines from Laguna Winery, sushi, special Italian pizza from Slice, and gourmet appetizer spreads from On the Mark, a gourmet deli and catering shop in Palm Springs.

Art Highlights group

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(L-R) Daniella B. Walsh – writer/editor, Ludo Leideritz – publisher, Mixchael Bohrer – artist, Nicole Bohrer – artist

Attendance was electric and instilled with eclectic conversations that engulfed the gallery through the night, including the Art Highlights team of writers, creative staff, and directors. 

The events also included artists and individuals featured in the magazine and future issues. The attendees, artists, and advertisers love the new design and gloss look (next issue is February 2020). 

 “Local notables” included Malcolm Warner, the director of the Laguna Art Museum (LAM), art council directors in Palm Springs, collectors, gallery owners, art organizations from Coachella Valley and Palm Desert, and art lovers from respective art communities.


Shaena Stabler is the Owner, Publisher & Editor.

Dianne Russell is our Associate Editor & Writer.

Michael Sterling is our Webmaster & Designer.

Mary Hurlbut is our Chief Photographer.

Alexis Amaradio, Barbara Diamond, Dennis McTighe, Diane Armitage, Marrie Stone, Maggi Henrikson, Samantha Washer, and Suzie Harrison are our writers and/or columnists. Scott Brashier is our photographer.

Stacia Stabler is our Social Media Manager & Writer.

We all love Laguna and we love what we do.

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