Sawdust Art Festival Presents Annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund Live Art Auction

Posted on August 3, 2009 by Sawdust Art Festival

(Artists’ Benevolence Fund Live Art Auction takes place Sunday, August 2 from 2-5 pm)

Laguna Beach, CA – The Sawdust Art Festival will hold its annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund Live Art Auction Sunday, August 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm on the festival’s Main Entertainment Deck. The event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit the Sawdust’s Artists’ Benevolence Fund, a fund established in 1987 to “help artists who have suffered hardship from an impaired health condition, a personal tragedy or catastrophe.”  

The fund provides financial aid to artists living in Laguna Beach whose primary source of income is generated from their artwork. Sawdust exhibitors are generously donating all types of artwork to be auctioned off at this Sunday’s event. Auction items may be previewed the day of the event from noon to 2 pm.

Professional auctioneer, Tony DeZago, will emcee the event for the fifteenth consecutive year. DeZago’s personal knowledge of Sawdust artists and their artwork makes the bidding process “fun, fast and furious.” Complimentary to the auction audience will be ice cold lemonade and fresh popcorn donated by Fran’s Popcorn Booth.      

All are welcome to the live auction in support of a worthy cause; participation and observation are complimentary with admission into the festival, and anyone may donate to the fund by sending contributions to the Artists’ Benevolence Fund, Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival and the Artists’ Benevolence Fund, 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: Adult $7.50; Seniors (65+) $6; Children (6-12) $3; Children (5 and under) Free; Summer Season Pass $15; Annual Pass (unlimited admission to summer and winter shows) $20.

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

The Sawdust Art Festival thanks its 2009 sponsors Hoegaarden and Kendall-Jackson.