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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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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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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 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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