Open Casting for Models for the World Famous “Pageant of the Masters” in OC


Models needed for the visually spectacular “Living Art” exhibit in the OC

The south Orange County annual event is preparing for the 2016 living art exhibit and will be holding open casting calls this weekend for models who would love to be incredibly made up to become a part of the art. The living pictures exhibit is a part of the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts and is held in Orange County. The spectacular event is looking for volunteer models of all types and ages. No modeling experience is required. Additionally, the event is looking for non-model volunteers. Volunteers are also needed for positions in the wardrobe, make up, and headdress departments.

The incredible show is seeking models of all ages that are able to sit or stand still in full makeup and costume for 90 seconds or more. The yearly art event uses human models to create life sized reproductions of works from the great masters. Every year thousands apply to model in this show.  The “Pageant of the Masters”  living pictures exhibit showcases incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works.  The models are made up to look just like the characters in the art.  If you have a passion for art and would love to be put right into that art… here’s your chance.

Casting call for Pageant of the Masters 2015

The summer 2022 series and performances will run nightly beginning on July 7th and will go through August 31st 2016. The 2016 theme for the show is “Partners” and will take a look at the partners without whom the great masterpieces may not have been possible.

The history of art is filled with stories of solitary artists abandoning society to pursue their creative expression. The 2022 Pageant of the Masters sets out in search of stories of compelling collaborations that led to the creation of unforgettable artworks in this summer’s presentation of “Partners.”

Filled with provocative and passionate tales of some of art’s dynamic duos – artists and patrons, models, muses, even dance partners! Be sure to bring someone special with you, as “Partners” pulls back the curtain to reveal the significant others without whom the creation of great masterpieces might not have been possible. Sometimes, two is the magic number!


Tryout to be a model for the Living Art showcase.

  • Do you enjoy art, theater and music?
  • Have you ever thought about posing on a stage?
  • Do you enjoy being in the spotlight?
  • And can you stand still for 90 seconds?

Perfect! You could be a volunteer cast-member in the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

The Pageant of the Masters is looking for men, women and children to volunteer for next summer’s show, Wonderful World. People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the world’s most famous presentation of tableaux vivants. Learn more at

The world-famous Pageant of the Masters is looking for volunteers to participate in the 2016 summer presentation of “Partners

Volunteers of all ages needed. No theater experience necessary.
In addition to needing volunteers to pose in the Pageant, volunteers are needed for positions in the wardrobe, make up, and headdress departments, as well as cast area coordinators and refreshment servers, among other positions.

2022 OPEN CASTING CALL for models

Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, the world’s most famous presentation of living pictures, is looking for men, women, and children of all sizes and ages to volunteer for next summer’s show, Wonderful World in their open casting call, Friday through Sunday. The theme for 2022 is Wonderful World. The show will present nightly from July 7 – September 2, 2022, and advance tickets are now on sale starting at $25 per person. Unless, of course, you are part of the show.

Each position is for a volunteer casting the 2022 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

The Pageant of the Masters Open Casting Call will be held outside on the Festival of Arts grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA during the following dates and times:

Friday, January 14 from 7 – 9 pm
Saturday, January 15 from 7 – 9 pm
Sunday, January 16 from 2 – 5 pm
For some cast hopefuls, the audition will be their first. For others, trying out for the show is an annual tradition.


Diane Arnett, left, Allegra Patterson and Alexandra Hack pose in 'living pictures' exhibit

Diane Arnett, left, Allegra Patterson and Alexandra Hack pose in ‘living pictures’ exhibit


Want to see what it is like to model for the “Pageant of the Masters?”  Check out the below video from some years ago to see what the show is like backstage.


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