Posted on August 4, 2010 by Sawdust Art Festival

Media Contact: Cynthia Fung
Phone: 949.497.0517

August 3, 2010

(Sawdust’s Green Day takes place Saturday, August 7)

Laguna Beach, CA – Providing an interactive and educational “green” themed day for guests, the Sawdust Art Festival presents its 3rd Annual Green Day Saturday, August 7. Sawdust artists, staff and local organizations will share simple ways of becoming more environmentally aware. Many educational projects and classes will take place on the festival grounds, including the highlighted activities, and all are complimentary with admission:

• Transition Laguna Beach Seedlings Project (10 am – 4 pm) – Get a head start on your fall vegetable garden and make a mini plant pot from recycled materials and fill it with fall seedlings. Transition Laguna Beach offers a positive approach, and supports the community’s movement toward sustainability and resilience, in light of an uncertain energy future. Beyond their borders, they are part of an international network working with other communities as they thrive with local food, water, and energy. Location: by clock tower. All ages welcome.

• Laguna Beach Garden Club Garden Exchange (10 am – 4 pm) – Bring in “slips” from your garden, and exchange for other plants to diversify your landscapes. Water-wise and succulent plants will be donated by the Laguna Beach Garden Club, a local organization founded over 80 years ago dedicated to promoting education in gardening, horticulture, landscape and floral design, conservation, ecology, and bird life. The club also supports environmental projects and civic beautification. Location: by clock tower. All ages welcome.

• Eco Books (10:30 am – 12 noon) – Using newspaper headlines and images, express your pledge to becoming more environmentally aware and create a personalized green collage, taught by Sawdust Green Artist Terrell Anansi. Location: Children’s Art Spot. Ages: 6+.

• Sawdust Centipede (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) – Join Sawdust Found Object Artist, James Koch, in creating a giant centipede out of recycled materials including plastic jugs and soda cans. Location: by waterfall. Ages: 6+.

• Wyland Foundation Ocean Mural (11 am – 4 pm) – Participate in this collaborative ocean mural project and support ocean preservation.   Wyland Foundation artist Patti Romo will help guide visitors in painting a 5’ x 10’ mural. The Wyland Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by environmental marine life artist Wyland, dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life. Location: by waterfall. All ages welcome.

• Save the Bugs! (12:30 pm – 3 pm) – Using a wide variety of recycled materials, come create your own recycled “bug” and make a pledge to saving our earth’s wildlife. Bring your “bug” to the Main Entertainment Deck at 3:30 pm to enter our “Best Bug” contest. Location: Sawdust Studio. Ages: 6+.

• Upcycled Soda Can Pinwheels (3:30 pm – 5:30 pm) – Join instructor Carmen Flores-Tanis and create a very unique pinwheel using recycled cans, chopsticks and other objects used in everyday life. Location: Sawdust Studio. Ages: 6+.

• Mad Hatter Bag Hats (3:30 pm – 5:30 pm) – Sawdust artist Michelle Hutchinson will instruct a class in creating fun mad hatter hats out of recycled paper bags and other found objects for decoration. Location: Children’s Art Spot. Ages: 5+.

The Sawdust Saloon will also help celebrate Sawdust’s Green Day by offering “earth-friendly” wines. Featured on August 7 will be the following wines:
• Freemark Abbey 2009 Chardonnay “Napa Valley”
• Freemark Abbey 2007 Merlot “Napa Valley”

To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival and other upcoming events, please navigate to or call 949.494.3030.

The Sawdust Art Festival 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 2010 sponsors Honda, 104.3 MYfm, Hoegaarden and Kendall-Jackson.