Artists’ Benevolence Fund

Artists’ Benevolence Fund Art Auction

Sunday, August 13th at 12pm

Featuring unique artwork at a live auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Artists’ Benevolence Fund which provides financial assistance to Laguna Beach artists in times of calamity or sudden illness. Guests are welcome to attend the auction without paying festival admission on Sunday, August 13th.

Can’t make it? Bid NOW on a small selection of artwork in a new online auction format. This is a tiny fraction of what will be available on August 13th. Please visit HERE.

Artists’ Benevolence Fund

Benevolence: “A Kindly, Charitable Act Or Gift”

The Artists’ Benevolence Fund is a unique source of financial assistance to artists living in Laguna Beach who have suffered a catastrophic event, leaving them unable to work. The Fund began as the Artists’ Relief Fund in 1987, when artwork was auctioned to help a critically ill Sawdust Festival artist. In 1993, the fund was reorganized as a non-profit shelter within the Sawdust Festival and expanded to help not only Sawdust exhibitors, but any working artist in the city of Laguna Beach. With a $1,000 maximum monthly grant amount, the Artists’ Benevolence Fund has awarded over $100,000 in relief to artists in their times of need.

Anyone may contribute to the Fund, and each Summer, Sawdust artists rise to the occasion and selflessly donate their art to the annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund Art Auction. This special event accounts for much of the revenue raised for the Artists’ Fund. 

If you would like to donate to the Artists’ Benevolence Fund, you may send your contribution to the Artists’ Benevolence Fund, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 or Scroll below to the Donate button:

If you are a working artist, living in Laguna Beach, and have suffered a catastrophic event that has resulted in financial hardship, you may be eligible for a grant: Benevolence Fund Application – MASTER

The Artists’ Benevolence Fund is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Trust.