Posted on March 3, 2008 by Sawdust Art Festival

March 3, 2008
For Immediate Release



The Sawdust Art Festival’s Annual Art Studio Tour brings visitors to the private studios of Laguna’s most interesting artists.

Laguna Beach, CA – Every April, the artists of Laguna Beach join together to participate in the Sawdust Art Festival’s Art Studio Tour, opening their private studios for an “up close and personal” look into their creative worlds. “The Art Studio Tour offers a rare chance to meet artists in their studios and get a glimpse at what their creative processes – and lives – are like,” said Tour Director Rebecca Meekma. “Some studios are state-of-the-art spaces while others are in hilltop homes with incredible views. It’s really interesting to see how the studio setting can inspire the art produced.” Morning, Afternoon and Full-Day Tours are offered; all tours begin and end at the Sawdust Art Festival. Tours include guided transportation to the studios; intimate size; extensive visits with each artist including art demonstrations, discussion and the opportunity to purchase; and admission to the Artists’

Reception, 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Sawdust’s Gallery 935.

Participating Artists: Brian Allan, Painting; Paulette Auster, Painting; John Barber, Art Glass; Randy Bader, Woodcraft; Olivia Batchelder, Silk Painting & Clothing; Dedre Bickler, Painting; Marc Blumenfeld, Ceramics; Donita Lloyd, Painting; Jesse J Miller, Mixed Media – Surf Art; Karen Petty, Painting; Skip Roma, Chinese Brush Painting; Julie Setterholm, Copper Enamel Jewelry & Sculpture; Marsh Scott, Encaustics and Sculpture; Pat Sparkuhl, Mixed Media; Ralph Tarzian, Sculpture; Rachel Uchizono, Painting; Cliff Wassmann, Photography & Realism; Sandra Weir, Water Colors.

To purchase tickets, please call 949-494-3030 during business hours. Morning or Afternoon Tour tickets are $45; Full-Day Tours $80. Please visit for additional information. Support for this program is received from the Lodging Establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The Sawdust Art Festival thanks its partners: The Laguna Beach Independent;
Starbucks Coffee Coffee Company – Store 512/Downtown Laguna Beach; Kendall-Jackson Fine Wines and Grolsch Beer.

The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the
public with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the art and culture created in
Laguna Beach.