Newsletter 07.28.09

Posted on August 3, 2009 by Sawdust Art Festival

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Artist Benevolence Fund Live Art 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.  
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935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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Artists’ Benevolence Fund
LIVE Art Auction
Sunday, August 2 (2 pm – 5 pm)
The Sawdust Art Festival will hold its annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund Live Art Auction Sunday, August 2nd from 2 pm to 5 pm on the festival’s Main Entertainment Deck. The event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit the Sawdust’s Artists’ Benevolence Fund, a fund established in 1987 to “help artists who have suffered hardship from an impaired health condition, a personal tragedy or catastrophe.”  

The fund provides financial aid to artists living in Laguna Beach whose primary source of income is generated from their artwork. Sawdust exhibitors are generously donating all types of artwork to be auctioned off at this Sunday’s event. Auction items may be previewed the day of the event from noon to 2 pm.

Professional auctioneer, Tony DeZago, will emcee the event for the fifteenth consecutive year. DeZago’s personal knowledge of Sawdust artists and their artwork makes the bidding process “fun, fast and furious.” Complimentary to the auction audience will be ice cold lemonade and fresh popcorn donated by Fran’s Popcorn Booth.      

All are welcome to the live auction in support of a worthy cause; participation and observation are complimentary with admission into the festival, and anyone may donate to the fund by sending contributions to the Artists’ Benevolence Fund, Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival and the Artists’ Benevolence Fund, please navigate to or call 949.494.3030.
Thank you for supporting the arts!
The Sawdust Art Festival Team