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AKJOHNSTON produced and managed Hoag Hospital’s annual Doctors Day event last Friday June 20th at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. To entertain an audience of 1,000, AKJOHNSTON created a modern moonlit jazz club complete with a seven person jazz band that alternated between a male and female vocalist. Real eucalyptus trees with cascading glass spheres filled with votives then uplit, casted shadows on the ceiling and floor creating a moonlight effect. Over 40 LED uplights were brought in for a stunning atmosphere and our own ModDim panels were brought in to create the backdrop of the stage.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


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Earlier this month we produced Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 27th Annual Summer Movie Classic at The Hangar located at the OC Fairgrounds. Attendees were treated to a tasting from over 30 of the Orange County’s finest restaurants, followed by a private screening of Gravity. In alignment to the theme of the movie, AKJOHNSTON lit up the 50 foot arched ceiling with our sharpys, creating an celestial atmosphere. The event took place on June 11th, 2014.ImageImageImageImageImage

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One of the several events AKJOHNSTON produced last week was Gibson Dunn’s 50th Anniversary Party hosted at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, California.  The elegant fete took place in the afternoon and into the evening as guests were treated to stunning food and beverage, a solo guitarist and several great vignettes designed by the AKJOHNSTON Group.

On the stage, we laser-cut the client’s logo onto dimensional set pieces for elegant branding of the space.  Opposite, we printed 50 historical images of Orange County and affixed them to 32′ of our live hedge walls!  Additionally, we edited HD video content and looped photos, logos and historical video on two 80″ LCD screens.

Overall, our client and their guests were loving the ambiance and atmosphere created by a great venue, vibe and lighting as the night went on!  AKJOHNSTON designed and managed the function with Shady Canyon Golf Club, in addition to providing video editing, graphic design and print, lighting, audio, video and staging services.





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AKJOHNSTON Produces South Coast Repertory’s 50th Season Gala

AKJOHNSTON produced this year’s South Coast Repertory 50th Season Gala last month, with this years gala ball theme “Theatrical Gold”. Our signature California Canopies was used for  the gala’s main dining space, with an additional one over the gold-carpet entrance and cocktail reception, where guests were greeted by suspended aerial artists with champagne. A second canopy. Special thanks to SCR for allowing us to produce such a spectacular event for a wonderful cause!



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AKJOHNSTON Teams with Beckstrand Cancer Foundation & Rolls-Royce for Mark Pomerantz Fashion Show


Check out the video below of the Mark Pomerantz fashion show AKJOHNSTON did at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Newport Beach featuring custom men’s clothing from the line. Mark Pomerantz customers modeled their custom suits, shirts, and ties in front of a crowd of 200 people. The evening began with cocktails by Newport Beach Winery & Vineyards and Glenfiddich, hors d’oeuvres by Mastro’s, and pop-up displays from Lugano Diamonds, Jo Malone, Martin Lawrence Galleries, James Magni, and California Coast Yachts with all proceeds benefiting the Beckstrand Cancer Association.

<p><a href=”″>Mark Pomerantz – Client Fashion Show</a> from <a href=””>Mark Pomerantz</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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AKJOHNSTON At The CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Gala 2013

AKJOHNSTON helped create a dazzling and fun-filled evening for the 2013 CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Gala in Orange County, providing production management services, audio, video, lighting, rentals and decor. More photos to follow soon!Image