The 9th Annual Pageant of the Masters Gala Benefit at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Returns for a Festive Celebration of ''Young at Heart''

Valerie Bertinelli Scheduled to Host the Event

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Festival of Arts:

WHO & WHAT: The Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Exhibition presents the 9th Annual Pageant of the Masters Gala Benefit. This exclusive, highly anticipated, one-night event, will offer guests a private viewing of the Festivals fine art exhibition, music, dancing, silent auction, and a performance of this summers extremely popular Pageant of the Masters, entitled Young at Heart.

The event is sold-out, attending will be approximately 2,600 guests.

Hosting the event will be Valerie Bertinelli who is perhaps best known by her fans as the well-adjusted teenager, Barbara Cooper, on the CBS-TV hit series One Day At A Time. In the years since she has proven her acting abilities with starring roles in quality television programs that have ranged from light comedy to heavy drama. Valerie starred in the hugely successful CBS hit series Touched By An Angel. She was most recently seen on the Hallmark Channels thriller Claire. Valerie is presently the new spokesperson for Jenny Craig alongside Kirstie Alley.

Additional guest celebrities scheduled to attend, include Cindy Ambuehl, Demore Barnes, Jeanne Cooper, Dyan Cannon, Don Diamont, Peter Falk, Florence Henderson, Anne Jeffreys, Eva LaRue, Joe Mantegna, Joseph Mascolo, Donna Mills, Eve Plumb, Gena Lee Nolin, Kathleen Robertson and many others.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25 at 5:00 p.m.

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Celebrity photo ops. Front entrance red carpet. Celebrities and Pageant of the Masters Director Diane Challis Davy and Festival of Arts President Anita Mangels will be available for interviews.

WHERE: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA

MEDIA R.S.V.P.: Please R.S.V.P. to Sharbie Higuchi or Maddy Ruiz at 949-464-4282. Credentials requested.

WHAT ELSE: The evening proceeds will benefit the Festival of Arts Building Fund. Expected to raise over $200,000. The Festival is a non-profit organization that produces The Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Exhibition and The Pageant of the Masters-Where Art Comes to Life. The organizations mission is to support the arts and arts education.

A 2007 SLK 280 Mercedes-Benz, valued over $45K, will be given away during an opportunity drawing at the Gala event. Tickets for the car are $5 each or 5 for $20 and may be purchased at the Festival of Arts Gift Shop.


Festival of Arts
Sharbie Higuchi or Maddy Ruiz, 949-464-4282

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