Sawdust

Our Mission

The Sawdust Art Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting art created by local artisans in Laguna Beach, Calif. Since its inception, the festival has celebrated and supported the work of its hometown artists. The Sawdust Art Festival is non-juried, so it plays a vital role in supporting the careers of many local artists. With two main events annually – Sawdust Art Festival summer festival (June to August), and Winter Fantasy (November to December), the organization is designed to both educate and entertain.

For nine weeks during the summer, Sawdust Art Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors. Guests are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths in a hand-built village of fine art and eclectic craftsmanship. All summer artists are Laguna Beach residents however Winter Fantasy features non-locals. The Sawdust Festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights and decorations for five weekends in November and December, showcasing work by 180 international artists.

Sawdust also offers a robust year-round art program onsite, Sawdust Art Classes, featuring a comprehensive array of art and studio workshops taught by working Sawdust artists.

 

 

All forms of fine art and craft
are featured at the Sawdust Art Festival,
including:

  • Ceramics
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Print Making
  • Sculpture
  • Woodwork
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