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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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Introducing Bill Atkins, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

  Bill Atkins Illustration & Graphic Design A one-time Sawdust Festival exhibitor in the 1970s, Bill Atkins has been heavily involved in the graphic arts for decades in Laguna Beach and its neighboring beach cities. As a 20-year exhibitor at

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Roberto Pellecchia | Oil Painting & Photography

Roberto Pellecchia Oil Painting and Photography   Introducing Roberto Pellecchia, a first-year Sawdust exhibitor! A native of Naples, Italy, he has resided in Orange County, California for 30 years. Visit Roberto in his booth, #308 at the Sawdust Art Festival

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A Visual Recap of 2017 Preview Night at the Sawdust Art Festival

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Sawdust Art & Craft Festival Wraps Up 50th Anniversary, Looks Ahead to Winter Fantasy

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF. (September 19, 2016) – After celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival— a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting art created in Laguna Beach—is not only reflecting upon its great

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50th Anniversary Memory Walk

What better way to take in the beauty of the Sawdust than strolling down the aisles, taking in the art, and absorbing some interesting Sawdust Art Festival history! The unique roots of the Sawdust make for an entertaining and educational

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Artist Feature: Larry Gill – Booth 250

Sawdust Art Festival Artist Feature Larry Gill Though he originally aspired to be a painter, artist Larry Gill discovered early on in his career that he was far too tactile not to sculpt. For the past 40 years, he has

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Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund Receives a Grant From the Festival of Arts Foundation

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – July 19, 2016 – The Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund— a philanthropic effort that supports education of the public about the arts while providing hands-on experience to underserved populations— is pleased to announce the receipt of a

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Artist Feature: Jeff Lavinsky – Booth 341

Sawdust Art Festival Artist Feature Jeff Lavinsky On an elementary school field trip, artist Jeff Lavinsky had an “aha!” moment when he saw Wyland’s mural at the Long Beach Convention Center. The artist’s colorful representation of the beauty of marine

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First Inaugural Shuttle Riders to Sawdust Festival

Jodi’s first visit to the Sawdust Art Festival started with a ride in the new OC shuttle. Jodi and her visiting family from Las Vega    s and Utah took part in the very first ride and when asked where they wanted

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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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