Creativity is Contagious, Pass It On

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

We all may not be artists, but we all can support the arts. For our Wave of Change Campaign this month we are supporting the arts by donating to Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts and attending the Pageant of the Masters. We invite you to donate too and enter to win a chance to join us at the Pageant on Monday August 23rd!

Pageant of the Masters

One of the many privileges of living in Laguna Beach is the annual tradition of the Pageant of the Masters.  The Pageant has amazed audiences with the magic of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”) for almost 9 decades! With a new theme every year, narrated and set to music, classical and contemporary works of art are recreated by real people who are made to look nearly identical to the originals through the clever application of costumes, makeup, headdresses, lighting, props, and backdrops. Then lighting magically transforms these living works of art in 2d! The first Festival of Arts was produced in 1932, and the first presentation of the Pageant was done in 1933. Since then, the two events have been held every summer, except for a 4-year interruption during World War II & in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It’s back this summer and we are going! We want to invite you!

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

– Michelangelo

Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts

OCCTA is a community- based organization committed to providing access to services for all families either impacted by physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional disabilities, or that are at risk. OCCTAC’s mission is to provide innovative, artistic, educational, and therapeutic programs that transform and inspire children, at-promise youth, and families to fulfill their highest potential in life.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

– Thomas Merton

How to Enter to Win:

To enter the raffle to win 2 tickets for Pageant of the Masters on Monday August 23rd at 8:30 p.m.…

  1. Please donate to OCCTA
  2. Send us a receipt or other confirmation of your donation by Friday August 20th at 5:00 p.m.
  3. Check out our Facebook page to find out who won!

How to Donate:

  • You can make cash donation online here, Or
  • You can donate music, art or office supplies to:
  • OCCTA located at 2215 N. Broadway St, Santa Ana, CA 92706, or,
  • We will be collecting supplies at our office in Laguna Beach for the month of August on weekdays between 9-5.


“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colours flowers, so does art colour life.”

– Thomas Merton

Thank you for joining us in bringing color and happiness to children and families impacted by disabilities. Good luck! I hope you win.

Meldie M. Moore & the Entire Team,

Moore Law For Children.