Newsletter 07.15.09

Posted on July 16, 2009 by Sawdust Art Festival

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Blood Drive with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center –
Saturday, July 18
10 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, August 28
noon – 6 pm
Artist Benevolence Fund Live Auction –
Sunday, August 2
2 pm – 5 pm
Sawdust’s Green Day with Wyland Foundation –
Saturday, August 8
noon – 5 pm
Beatles Day –
Saturday, August 15
10 am – 10 pm
Art Education Fund Silent Auction –
Sunday, August 23
10 am – 10 pm
Walkabout Wednesdays – complimentary self-guided “art demo” tours every Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Residents Night – free admission for Laguna Beach residents every Thursday evening (after 5 pm) and the first Friday of each month (all day) with ID.

Summer show runs now through August 30. Open daily from 10 am – 10 pm.

Special Offers:

Receive $1 off general admission. Check out our promotions page for more detail.  

Purchase your Laguna Beach Passport to the Arts and receive unlimited admission to three festivals all summer long!
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Contact Us:
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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Blood Drives
Saturday, July 18 (10 am – 3:30 pm)
Friday, August 28 (noon – 6 pm)

In collaboration with the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, the Sawdust Art Festival is hosting two blood drives right outside the festival grounds this Saturday, July 18 from 10 am until 3:30 pm, and again on Friday, August 28 from noon until 6 pm. In appreciation for donors’ gift of life, a donation will be made to the Sawdust Art Festival’s Artist Benevolence Fund for each visitor who donates.

Requirements for donors include the following:
• be in good health
• be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent)
• weigh a minimum of 110 lbs.
• no tattoos within the last 12 months
• bring a valid photo ID

The blood donated benefits patients at Saddleback Memorial Medical Centers. For additional information, please contact Carol Carranza at 714-926-1286. To make an appointment for either blood drive, please contact Natalie Connor at 949-497-0521 or Cynthia Fung at 949-497-0517.

Visit Over 200 Fine Artisans
Everyday through August 30 (10 am – 10 pm)
The Sawdust Art Festival shocases art created only in Laguna Beach. It has been voted “Best Festival” by OC Weekly, as well as named one of the country’s top five festivals by American Style Magazine.

Come join over 200 Laguna Beach artists whom personally create, exhibit and sell original artwork on our beautiful festival grounds in Laguna Canyon. You will not be able to find such a unique collection of fine handcrafted artwork anywhere else.

Art media includes ceramics, clothing, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood and more.

Walkabout Wednesdays
Every Wednesday (10 am to 6 pm)

The Sawdust Art Festival presents “Walkabout Wednesdays” every Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm. Meet and greet demonstrating artists on these great self-guided artist demonstration tours, complimentary with admission.

Over 40 participating artisans will personally share with you their creative processes and demonstrate exciting creative works right in their booths!
Live Entertainment
Everyday on three stages (10 am – 10 pm)

Check out our live entertainment at three outdoor stages on the festival grounds. Musical acts of all genres, roving entertainment including circus acts, and much more, are scheduled to perform during our entire summer show from 10 am to 10 pm daily. Highlights below:

Tropical Tuesdays (every Tues)
Enjoy the sounds of the Islands and drink specials at the Sawdust Saloon.

Jazz & Blues Fridays (every Fri)
Appreciate the soothing sounds of your favorite jazz numbers while enjoying drink specials at the Sawdust Saloon.

Dance Night Saturday Night (every Sat)
Put your dancing shoes on and come to the Sawdust on Saturday nights! Each Saturday features a different band that will get you moving.

Art Projects
Everyday at three demo booths (10 am to 9 pm)

Look out for our daily art projects and demonstrations at four locations on the festival grounds: Children’s Art Spot, Sawdust Studio, Ceramic Center and Glassblowing Demo Booth. Classes and projects are complimentary and taught by Sawdust artists, exhibitors and staff (some workshops may require a small materials fee). Check our website for daily art projects schedule or call our info line – 949.494.3030.

Thank you for supporting the arts!
The Sawdust Art Festival Team