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THE INN AT LAGUNA BEACH PRESENTS: Preparacao: Images from Rio de Janeiro by Sam Diephuis FOR 16TH ANNUAL ARTWALK SERIES

The Inn at Laguna Beach celebrates the Laguna Beach ArtWalk with an exclusive evening with renowned photographer Sam Diephuis, as he presents a photography series from Rio de Janeiro, entitled “Preparacao.” On Thursday, June 5th, the seaside hotel will host a complimentary evening of art, drinks and music as part of the local monthly ArtWalk series. Now in its 16th year, the Laguna Beach ArtWalk celebrates the town’s diverse cultural art scene with free exhibitions at participating local galleries and establishments on the first Thursday of every month. 

Guests are invited to stop by The Inn’s Pacific Terrace throughout the evening to mingle with the artist, best known for his documentary style photography. This unique series is a cultural reflection of life in Rio de Janeiro, as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup (June 12th) and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Additional experiences include:
  • Fresh tap beer from Cismontane Brewery, exclusive beverage partner and premiere local micro brewery 
  • Tastings of Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail featuring La Blon Rum
  • Artist curated DJ Set of Brazilian music 
Recently renovated by Classic Hotels & Resorts, The Inn’s iconic location overlooking Main Beach puts guests walking distance to all that has made Laguna the center of California cool for decades – art, surfing, fresh cuisine, sand, sun and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

WHERE: 
The Inn at Laguna Beach211 
North Pacific Coast Highway 
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-9722
www.innatlagunabeach.com

Admission is free; Complimentary self-parking is available at The Inn at Laguna Beach, based on availability.

A free shuttle service for ArtWalk patrons is provided by the City of Laguna Beach. The stop nearest the hotel is the Laguna Art Museum. For more information, a map of shuttle stops and participating galleries, visit http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com.

Those traveling from out of town can take advantage of The Inn at Laguna Beach’s special ArtWalk weekend rate, offering a 10% discount on accommodations. For reservations, please visitwww.innatlagunabeach.com and use promo code PROLBW. 

About Sam Diephuis:
Originally from Northern California, Sam Diephuis earned his B.A. at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. With a documentary style and adventurous attitude, Diephuis submerges himself within the cultures he is capturing, sometimes staying for months at a time to gain the trust of his subjects and to feel comfortable in the new environment. For his “Preparacao” photography series, Diephuis spent two months in Rio de Janeiro walking, riding buses and the subway, using his poor Portuguese to navigate a city of more than 6 million people. The images reflect his travels last summer as the city was building and preparing for the World Cup (June 12th) and the Olympics (2016). www.samdiephuis.com

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