Newsletter 11.17.09

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Sawdust Art Festival

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19th Annual Winter Fantasy
A World of Art and Imagination
Open weekends,
Nov 21 – Dec 13, 10 am – 6 pm

Spring Into Art

Two-day weekend art workshops
Weekends in March 2010

Imagination Celebration
Imagination Opens the Door!

Saturday, April 17, 11 am – 3 pm

Art Studio Tour
Private tours to select artist studios
Saturday, April 24

Special Offers:

$1-OFF Admission
Click here to receive $1 off one-day admission at the 2009 Winter Fantasy.

FREE Child Admission
Color a project and receive one free child admission. Click for details.

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19th Annual Winter Fantasy
A World of Art and Imagination
Weekends November 21 – December 13, 10 am – 6 pm

The Sawdust Art Festival opens its 19th Annual Winter Fantasy this weekend Saturday, November 21 at 10 am. The Sawdust grounds are currently being transformed into a winter wonderland, where over 170 artists will show off their latest handcrafted artwork.

What better place to do your holiday shopping than at the Winter Fantasy, where you will find unique handmade items. You will find artwork created from a wide variety of art media including art glass, ceramics, jewelry, clothing and textiles, paintings, gourds, photography, mixed-media and much more.

Community Tree

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 21 at 6 pm

Come celebrate Community Night on opening day with our 19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm with Laguna Beach Mayor Kelly Boyd, Sawdust President Jim Stanaland and, of course, Santa. At 6 pm winners of the community tree decorating contest will be announced in Town Square and the Mayor will then officially light the big Community Tree signifying the start of the 2009 holiday season!
Laguna Beach residents are admitted FREE after 3 pm with ID. Complimentary cookies and cider will be served at the ceremony, with special community group performances on the main deck and in Town Square.

Toys for Tots

Toy drive during first two weekends
November 21 – 29

Bring in a new unwrapped toy gift for children ages newborn to 17 and receive FREE admission into the Winter Fantasy. Toys for Tots is a foundation supported by the Marine Corps Reserve. Members will be present on the grounds to meet and greet visitors. Redeem your free admission at the Sawdust Box Office. Toys must be valued at $5 or more. One free admission per gift.

Zoomars Petting Zoo

Small farm animal petting zoo each weekend
November 21 – December 13

New on the festival grounds this year will be Zoomars Petting Zoo during each weekend of the show. Get up close and personal with your favorite furry friend!
Art Classes

Festive art and craft classes each weekend
November 21 – December 31

Check out our daily art class schedule. Try your hand at a wide variety of art and craft projects including the Special Winter Art Series classes and holiday art projects. Visit the Ceramic Center, Sawdust Studio, Children’s Art Spot and Winter Art Series spot.
For more details about the Sawdust Winter Fantasy and its artists, scheduled events and art classes, please navigate to or call 949.494.3030.
Thank you for supporting the arts!
The Sawdust Art Festival Team