Straight out of the sleepy Southern California seaside artist enclave of Laguna Beach, we bring you the Laguna Artist Smock. Made from washed denim. Lightweight, but woven to create a sufficient block against paint, marble dust, and unwanted critiques. It's an apron that wants to be on the go. You could get away with wearing this all day. From the studio to Forest Avenue for a coffee and then a walk on the beach for inspiration. Our laguna beach artists were all about plein air. This classic artist smock mimics the artist tunics worn by early female California impressionist plein air painters.
Two Front Pockets.
100% cotton, washed denim.
Measures: 41.34" high x 33.5" wide
Straps measure 23.62 inches
A little bit about Laguna Beach's Art History:
"Art associations were a phenomenon of the late nineteenth-century, both on the east and west coasts. But no two art associations were alike. The Laguna Beach Art Association was a pioneering organization whose inception helped determine the fortunes of the Laguna Beach art colony and its artists. It grew from a relatively small organization to one that included hundreds of members throughout the country. Attendance records at exhibitions were impressive. Its leadership was devoted to promoting art in Southern California, but it also traveled its exhibitions to cities outside California and championed arts education in schools. The Laguna Beach Art Association charted its own course, but its development and struggles were a mirror of artistic and economic issues that confronted many art colonies in the early twentieth century. Its membership included Laguna luminaries—artists who exhibited on the national and international fronts—as well as many artists whose reputations never extended far beyond the local confines." *