Sawdust Art Festival Celebrates 3rd Annual Country Western Day

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Sawdust Art Festival

Media Contact: Cynthia Fung
Phone: 949.497.0517

July 28, 2014

(Sawdust’s 2014 Country Western Day takes place Saturday, August 2)

Laguna Beach, CA – Sawdust Art Festival is hosting its 3rd Annual Country Western Day on Saturday, August 2, with themed musical entertainment, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities. Saloon Specials include all Bootlegger beers; $5 for 16 oz. Old World Hefeweizen, Rustic Rye IPA and Black Phoenix Stout.

Below are schedules highlighting live entertaiment and art classes, all complimentary with entry to celebrate the Country Western-themed day:

Country Western Day Musical Entertainment:
• Creekwood – Country music at the Tavern from 11:30am-4pm
• Felicia Kieswetter – Folk Rock at the Grill from 11am-3:30pm
• Patty Booker and the Players – Honky Tonk at the Main Deck from 11:-30am-4pm
• Grant Langston – Country / Americana at the Tavern from 4:30-9pm
• Jukebox Scandal/James Setterholm Solo – Country at the Grill from 5:30-9pm
• Michael and the Lonesome Players – Americana at the Main Deck from 5-9:30pm

Country Western Day Art Classes:
• Leather Key Rings – Join Sawdust artist D. Lee Confer in this innovative leather experience. Take home an original western keepsake; Studio One from 10:30am-12:30pm.
• Gold Rush Map! – Create a mysterious California Gold Rush map using markers, tempera and your imagination!; Children’s Art Spot from 10:30am-12:30pm.
• Wild West Life Drawing – Draw live western models with Sawdust figure illustrator and painter Deborah Paswaters; Studio One from 1-3pm.
• Lizard on a Rock – Paint a sleepy lizard in a delightful desert scene using brown wrapping paper and tempera with Sawdust painter Joni Cresci; Children’s Art Spot from 1-3:30pm.
• Prairie Prints – Feel at home on the range with a peaceful prairie scene print created with Styrofoam relief and ink prints; Studio One from 3:30-5:30pm.
• Rodeo Paper Bag Puppets – Bring out your inner cowboy and create these fun interactive western-themed hand puppets; Children’s Art Spot from 4-5:30pm.

To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival’s 48th annual summer season and calendar of events, please visit or call 949-494-3030. The Sawdust Art Festival is open 10-10 daily June 27 through August 31, and is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach with free City trolley service to and from the Act V parking lot. Admission prices are: Adults $8.50, Seniors (65+) $7, Children (6-12) $4, Children (5 & under) Free; Summer Season Pass $18; Annual Pass $24.

The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit art organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.

The Sawdust Art Festival thanks its 2014 sponsors Kia of Irvine, Kona Brewing and Kendall-Jackson.