Winter Fantasy

Opens Saturday, November 20th

Join us for five weekends of festive cheer in November and December- open every weekend through December 19th. Tickets go on sale in October!

Winter Fantasy 2021

The 31st Annual Winter Fantasy returns this year for 5 weekends in November and December!

Summer Festival

Individual, funky, creative, unique, inspiring and magical – Sawdust Art Festival has been home to more than a thousand local artists since its inception in 1967. Learn about our Summer Show here.

Explore Mediums

Ceramics

Clay artists, or mud masters, will tell you this special kind of earth is extremely versatile. You can throw it, roll it, pour it, or sculpt it into beautiful art pieces or functional vessels.

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Clothing

One thing that all textile artists have in common is their absolute love of fabric, fibers and textures. It's a bit of an addiction.

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Glass

Working with glass is both mesmerizing and chaotic at the same time. To watch the fluidity of the glass, can put you in a trance like state. To constantly be working on a razors edge of creation and failure can absolutely break you as an artist.

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Jewelry

Working with jewelry is creating little sculptures that have to both be an adornment while functionally sound. I think it has the widest range of artistic interpretations of any medium as well as audiences. 

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Leather

The intense aroma of leather is a catalyst for any leatherworker. The hide, like a lover demands trust, instinct, honor and refinement of skill.

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Metal Work

When you work the metal and hammer it into shape when metal is cold, you’re a whitesmith.  When you hammer the metal while hot, you’re a blacksmith.

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Mixed

As a named category of, "Mixed Media", the label synthesizes two pre-existing syntheses as if they were something new, leaving the definition of what it is, for purposes of rationalization

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Painting

Translating thoughts into patterns and colors, a painter truly practices a magical blend of imagination and technical skill.

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Photography

Photography have evolved perhaps more than any other medium. Sawdust artists turn their focus from the stars in the tide pools to the stars in distant galaxies.

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Sculpture

Sculpture is a parable in three dimensions, a symbol of a spiritual experience, and a means of conveying truth by concentrating its essence into visible form.

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Woodworking

The trees are my grandparents. Our oldest relatives. When they lay down to die, we come along and give them life in another form so we continue to live together.

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Sawdust offers year-round art classes

Festival Classes

Over 500 art classes are offered at the Sawdust Art Festival during festival season at three demo booths, covering a wide variety of arts and crafts for all ages.

Sawdust Art Classes

Sawdust Art Classes provides a platform for Sawdust artists to teach their unique trade to the public in the festival off season, while highlighting the artistic history of Laguna Beach.

Shared Experiences

Such a wonderful environment for enjoying art, artists, and music. A not miss event in the Summer!

Starlyn R.

My 1st Time and I enjoyed it so much. Wonderful experience. The art was great and so was the pineapple cider . Will return. 

Audrey D.

It was magical.

Rick D.

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