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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Thank you for visiting the Sawdust Art Festival in 2017. We had a magical year and we look forward to sharing another inspiring year with all of you! Enjoy this visual recap of 2017. Happy New Year!

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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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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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