Sawdust Art Festival Celebrates a Successful 47th Season

Posted on August 26, 2013 by Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach, CA – As the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th annual season comes to an end, artists, exhibitors and staff prepare for the final week’s festivities. Over 200 Laguna Beach artists will celebrate the close of a great summer season on closing day Sunday, September 1. Highlights of the 2013 season’s final week include:

Subaru Raffle

Sunday, September 1 at 4pm – Visitors still have a chance to win a 2014 Subaru Forester! The final raffle drawing will take place at 4pm on the Main Entertainment Deck. Help support the Sawdust Art Education Programs and purchase raffle tickets and enter the chance to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. For more information on Subaru’s full line up, visit Subaru is a proud sponsor of the Sawdust Art Festival.


Final Week Art Classes

Children’s Art Spot

 ·             Tuesday, August 27 – “Spiral Snake” from 1:30-3:30pm

 ·             Wednesday, August 28 – “Preschool Art Morning” from 10:30am-12:30pm

 ·             Thursday, August 29 – “Chinese Landscape Scroll” from 10:30am-12:30pm

 ·             Friday, August 30 – “Maya Mosaic Mask” from 1-3pm

 ·             Saturday, August 31 – “Stamps ‘n Stencils” 1-3pm

 ·             Sunday, September 1 – “Indonesian Batik” from 1-3pm


Studio One

 ·             Tuesday, August 27 – “Paint Gone Wild” with Hugo Rivera from 1:00-1:30pm and 2-2:30pm

 ·             Wednesday, August 28 – “Painted Flowerpot Magnets” with Leila Ehdaie from 1:00-2:30pm

 ·             Thursday, August 29 – “Wild Watercolors” with Linda Velasco from 10:30am-12:30pm

 ·             Friday, August 30 – “Wood Stick Creations” with David Sullenger from 10:30-12:30pm

 ·             Saturday, August 31 – “Abstract Painting” from 10:30am-12:30 p.m.

 ·             Sunday, September 1 – “Sharpie Tie Dye” with Lylah Jarvis from 1-3pm


Final Weekend Entertainment

Friday, August 30

  • 11:30am-4pm – Michael Ubaldini, Tevern stage, Americana
  • 11:30am-4pm – George Lawton, Grill stage, Folk / Jazz
  • 12-4:30pm – Trevor Green, Main Deck, World / Folk Rock
  • 1-5pm – Balloon Diva, Roaming, Balloon Artistry
  • 5-9:30pm – Nate Hancock, Tavern stage, Songwriter / Pop
  • 5-9:30pm – Mike & Selly – The Two – Oh!, Grill stage, Pop Contemporary Jazz
  • 5:30-9:45 – Missiles of Octobter, Main Deck, Rock

Saturday, August 31

  • 11am-3pm – Balloon Diva, Roaming, Balloon Artistry
  • 11am-4pm – Jason Feddy Duo, Tavern stage, Acoustic Rock
  • 11:30am-4pm – Graham Robby Trio, Grill stage, Country
  • 12-4pm – Magic Matt, Roaming, Magic
  • 12-4:30pm – Dupp Brothers, Main Deck, Hippie Hillbilly
  • 5-9:30pm – Denny White Trio, Tavern stage, Soul
  • 5-9:30pm – Nancy Sanchez, Grill stage, Acoustic
  • 5:45-9:45pm – World Anthem, Main Deck, Reggae


Sunday, September 1

  • 11am-3pm – Balloon Diva, Roaming, Balloon Artistry
  • 11:30am-4pm – Kindread Trio, Tavern stage, Carribean
  • 11:30am-4pm – Peter Dobson, Grill stage, Acoustic Blues
  • 12-4pm – Magic Matt, Roaming, Magic
  • 12-4:30pm – The Eliminators, Main Deck, Surf Music
  • 5-9:30pm – Trevor Zinn, Tavern Stage, Acoustic Rock
  • 7-7:20pm – JJ & Habibis, Roaming, Belly Dancers
  • 8-8:20pm – JJ & Habibis, Roaming, Belly Dancers
  • 5:30-9:45pm – Upstream, Main Deck, Reggae

September Glassblowing!

As part of the year-round Sawdust Studio Art Classes program, students can take limited two-hour glassblowing classes during the month of September only. Students will experience a taste of what it is like to create a mini glass masterpiece using hot malleable glass straight from the kiln. Beginners are welcome. $250 per two-hour session per student. Call 714-745-9973 or visit to register for September Glassblowing.


To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th annual summer season and calendar of events, please visit or call 949-494-3030. The Sawdust Art Festival is open 10-10 daily through September 1, 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 $7.75, Seniors (65+) $6.25, Children (6-12) $3.25, Children (5 & under) Free; Summer Season Pass $15; Annual Pass $20.


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 2013 sponsors Subaru, 104.3 MYfm, Kona Brewing and Kendall-Jackson.