August 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAWDUST ARTISTS’ BENEVOLENCE FUND
HOSTS ANNUAL AUCTION SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
(Artists’ Benevolence Fund silent and live auctions held on Sunday, August 11)
Laguna Beach, CA – On Sunday, August 11 the Sawdust Art Festival will host its annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund Art Auction; silent auction will take place from 10:30am-12pm in the Healy House and live auction will take place from 2-5pm on the Main Deck. The art auction, “helping working artists during extreme financial hardship,” is a chance for Sawdust exhibitors to donate their artwork and for patrons to support this great cause, which will help replenish the moneys that have been granted to those Laguna Beach artists in need, such as during the winter Laguna canyon floods of 2010 or an artist’s ladder accident during booth building last summer.
The Artists’ Benevolence Fund is a non-profit source of financial assistance dedicated to helping working artists, living in Laguna Beach, during catastrophic events and extreme financial difficulties due to natural disaster, personal illness or any debilitating circumstance that prevents the artist from doing their craft.
The Artists’ Benevolence Fund was started in 1987 to help a critically ill Sawdust artist suffering from a catastrophic event and unable to work. His fellow exhibitors joined forces, donated their artwork and sold it to obtain financial support for their colleague, a tradition that has continued ever since. The fund was reorganized in 1993 as a non-profit shelter under the umbrella of the Sawdust Art Festival and now includes consideration for all local Laguna Beach artists, not just Sawdust artists.
All are welcome to the live auction – participation is 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. If interested in receiving complimentary admission into the festival on Sunday, August 11 to participate in the auction, please contact Chris Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-497-0515.
To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th annual summer season and calendar of events, please visit www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949-494-3030. The Sawdust Art Festival is open 10-10 daily June 28 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 Brewery and Kendall-Jackson.