Postcards with a Purpose co-chairs Mia Moore (left) and Rosemary Swimm. (Mike Tauber / October 31, 2012)

Postcards with a Purpose returns Sunday

More than 200 artistic postcards will be sold at Postcards with a Purpose, an event that will benefit the Artists Fund at Festival of Arts and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

The event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. The artwork is 5 by 7 inches and ranges in price from $25 to $80, and includes a junior artists selection, oil paintings, three-dimensional reliefs, printmaking, collages and graffiti, according to a news release. Free admission, parking, popcorn, soda and pinot will also be offered for buyers.

Participating artists include Michael Obermeyer and David Milton, with some done by Pageant of the Master's Director Diane Challis Davy and Malcolm Warner of Laguna Art Museum, the release said. Others have been done by cast members of the "Criminal Minds" TV show.

Buyers will pick works based on aesthetics, with artists names being revealed after purchase.

For more information, email artistsfund.foa@gmail.com, go to http://www.theartistsfund-foa.org or call (949) 612-1949.

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Sawdust hosting students for charitable cause

The Sawdust Art Festival is collaborating with the Gogo Grandmothers organization during November and will host students from Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School to create 30 ceramic mugs to be sold as gifts, with proceeds donated to charity.

On Sunday and Nov. 11, groups of 10 students from the high school and middle school will create the mugs at Sawdust's Ceramic Center, where they will be glazed and fired and then filled with coffee beans from Oaxaca coffee farmers, who are part of the Growers First organization.

Money raised from the event will benefit Gogo Grandmothers, Growers First and Oaxaca coffee farmers, according to a press release.

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Laguna Art Museum preview

Laguna Art Museum is hosting a fall exhibition preview day and opening reception on Saturday for its two exhibitions, "ex•pose: macha suzuki," and "Timothy J. Clark," and the museum's California-focused permanent collection and "Permission to Play," in the Young Artists Society Gallery, according to a press release.

The day will start with a members-only preview from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by an advisory circle preview from 5 to 6 p.m. and an opening night reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibitions open to the public Sunday.

The museum is at 307 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach. More information is at lagunaartmuseum.org.

— Alisha Gomez