935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651
949 494-3030 / 949 494-7390 Fax
E-mail: Sawdust Art Festival




Sawdust Art Festival circa 1978
Born during the spirit of the 1960's, the Sawdust Art Festival came into being as a revolt against institutions its artists felt had become rigid and counterproductive. The artists whose first protest show would later become the Sawdust Art Festival were objecting to the jurying system that had excluded them from a popular local art show. They felt the judges had rewarded the traditional and conventional and rejected the fresh and unusual. Actual sawdust was put down on the dirt to keep down the dust (as is done today!) and the show eventually took its name from the cozy effect this created.

Today, the Sawdust Art Festival is an immensely popular, unique art show dedicated to the enjoyment and education of art in the community. Over 180 Laguna Beach artists come together each year to display and sell their work. Visitors may participate in "hands on" mini classes with artists, watch demonstrations as artists share their experience, and may read the
educational displays that each artist puts up in the booth. Special activities are available for small children! This is a wonderful opportunity for people to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the arts, have a good time and bring home a new found treasure! Continous entertainment adding to the festive atmosphere includes live music, magicians, jugglers, belly dancers and more. Several outdoor cafes and a saloon offer a variety of refreshments.




935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651
949 494-3030 / 949 494-7390 Fax
E-mail: Sawdust Art Festival

 

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