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Artist Feature: James Lansdell – Booth 208

Sawdust Art Festival Artist Feature James Lansdell Born and raised in Laguna Beach, James Lansdell’s career at Sawdust began in 1971; although after a long hiatus, he didn’t begin exhibiting again until 2011. In between, he worked for 20 years

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Artist Feature: Donita Lloyd – Booth 340

Sawdust Art Festival Artist Feature Donita Lloyd For many artists, the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is much more than a place to sell their art and creations. For local Laguna artist Donita Lloyd, the Sawdust community acted just as

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Sawdust Art Festival Receives Commendations from State and Local Dignitaries at the 50th Opening Ceremony

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – June 27, 2016 – Sawdust Art & Craft Festival—a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting art created in Laguna Beach—is pleased to announce the opening of the 50th annual Sawdust Art Festival this

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Valencia Elementary

Hello Sawdust Patrons! We recently hosted over 300 4th, 5th, and 6th graders here on the Sawdust grounds as a part of our up and coming field trip program. The Sawdust staff offered 3 different classes including ceramics, pastels, and

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Jodi Nathanson Scholarship

Hello Sawdust Friends, Family, and Patrons! We are very excited to extend to you the opportunity to receive a $1500 scholarship to be used towards taking both fussed glass and glass blowing classes with two of our Sawdust artists, Maggie

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Sawdust Art & Craft Festival Announces Public Art Dedication of “Bicycle Garden”

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – April 10, 2016 – In honor of the installation of Laguna Beach’s first sculptural bicycle rack, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival—a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting art created in Laguna Beach—announced today

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Sawdust Artist, Dion Wright, leads exhibit at the Coastline Art Gallery: Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists, 1967-1970

Mystic Arts World, the epicenter of the underground counterculture scene in Southern California, was a hangout spot for experimental, avant-garde artists at the tail end of the 60s. Though the gallery, bookstore and head shop burned down in 1970, the

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In the News: Cherril Doty, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot Op-Ed

Chasing Down the Muse: My path is leading me toward good works By Cherril Doty August 14, 2015, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot   If you light a path for somebody, it will also brighten your path. — Buddha My muse is

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“CUT” Fashion Show Sunday August 23, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Sawdust Arts Festival will be hosting its second fashion show this summer. The show is called “CUT,” featuring works from eight Sawdust textile artists. We had a great turn out during our first event and invite you to catch

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Tuesday Chef’s Night with Mark Medina

Chef Mark Medina will be our Chef Guest on Tuesday, August 18 As Pastry Chef of Tamarind of London, Mark Medina has single-handedly transformed the high-end Indian restaurant’s dessert menu. Medina’s culinary career started as a side job while working

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