Sawdust Art Festival Celebrates A Successful 48th Season

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Sawdust Art Festival

Media Contact: Cynthia Fung
Direct Tel: 949-497-0517

August 22, 2014
For Immediate Release

(2014 Sawdust Art Festival runs through August 31, open 10-10 daily)

Laguna Beach, CA – As the Sawdust Art Festival’s 48th annual season comes to a close, artists, exhibitors and staff prepare for the final week’s festivities. Over 200 Laguna Beach artists will celebrate the end of another great summer season on closing day Sunday, August 31. Highlights of the 2014 season’s final week include:

Kia Raffle Drawing with our Beloved Skipper!
Sunday, August 31 at 4pm – Visitors still have a chance to win a brand new 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid. The final raffle drawing will take place at 4pm on the Main Entertainment Deck. Special guest Skipper Carrillo will be back on the grounds for a “Have a Home Run Day” book signing and then will pull the lucky raffle winner on the Main Deck at 4pm.

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 Kia’s full line up, visit Kia of Irvine is a proud sponsor of the Sawdust Art Festival.

Final Week Art Classes
Children’s Art Spot
• Tuesday, August 26 – “Sea Horse Wrist Band” from 10:30am-12:30pm
• Wednesday, August 27 – “Preschool Art Morning” from 10:30am-12:30pm
• Thursday, August 28 – “Nature Mosaics” with Jude Taylor-Darlin from 1-3pm
• Friday, August 29 – “Finger Print Dragonflies” from 1-3pm
• Saturday, August 30 – “3D Painting” with Joni Cresci from 1-3pm
• Sunday, August 31 – “Spy Kids Painting” from 1-3pm

Studio One
• Tuesday, August 26 – “Paint Gone Wild” with Hugo Rivera from 1-1:45pm and 2-2:45pm
• Wednesday, August 27 – “Toon Time Character Drawing” with Roark Gourley from 10:30-12:30pm
• Thursday, August 28 – “Wet Chalk Creations” from 3:30pm-5:30pm
• Friday, August 29 – “Leather Bracelets” with Lee Confer at 3:30, 4:15 and 5pm $5 materials fee
• Saturday, August 30 – “Life Drawing” with Deborah Paswaters from 1-3pm
• Sunday, August 31 – “Blended Modern Media” with Rosanne Nitti from 10:30am-12-30pm

Final Weekend Entertainment
Friday, August 29
• Ken Garcia – Acoustic Rock Duo, 11am at Tavern
• Gone Wayside – Bluegrass and Folk, 11am at Grill
• Coming of Sage – Raggae, 11:30am on Main Deck
• Balloon Diva – Balloon Artistry, 1pm Roaming
• Chris and Sue – Jazz / Blues, 4:30pm at Tavern
• Michael LeClerc – Soul, 4:30pm at Grill
• Missiles of October – Rock, 5pm on Main Deck

Saturday, August 30
• Tricia Freeman – Blues / Country Rock Duo, 11am at Tavern
• Marimba – Zimbabwe African Beat, 11:30am on Main Deck
• Balloon Diva – Balloon Artistry, 12pm Roaming
• Magic Matt – Magic, 12pm Roaming
• Brother Yusef – Blues, 4:30pm at Tavern
• Mixed Revue Acapella – A Cappella, Barbershop, Retro, Jazz; 4:30pm at Grill
• World Anthem – Reggae, 5pm on Main Deck

Sunday, August 31
• Peter Dobson – Acoustic Blues, 11am at Grill
• James Clay Garrison – Alternative, 11am at Tavern
• Dupp Brothers – Hippie Hillbilly, 11:30am on Main Deck
• Balloon Diva – Balloon Artistry, 12pm Roaming
• Magic Matt – Magic, 12pm Roaming
• George Lawton – Folk / Jazz, 4:30pm at Grill
• Justine Dorsey – Contemporary Soft Rock, 4:30pm at Tavern
• Upstream – Reggae, 5pm at Main Deck

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.