Media Contact: Cynthia Fung
Monday, April 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sawdust Receives Grant to Partner with Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA – The Sawdust Art Festival is proud to announce recently receiving a generous grant from the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation. As the 48-year-old festival expands its educational programs to include some of our community’s young underserved, the grant will assist in underwriting a collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach and the Sawdust Art Festival in a new pottery wheel ceramics program taught by Sawdust artists and ceramic employees.
Regular attendees at the Boys & Girls Club on the Canyon Road, and the TLC branch above Bluebird Park, quickly fill the fifteen slots available on alternating Fridays from 3-5 pm. Each student is then given several minutes of personal instructions on “throwing” pots at the ceramic wheel by the highly skilled ceramic personnel. These eager young artisans are also given instructions on working with slabs of clay as they create their masterpieces before they are glazed and fired.
Emily Murray, local Boys & Girls Club Art Director, said she intends to have an art show at the club’s Canyon Road location alter this spring, “and the kids are talking about donating any money they make from the exhibition to local charities.” This theme of giving back to the community is what encourages the Sawdust Art Festival to collaborate with other non-profit organizations on programs such as this, further implementing its mission statement of educating the public on the arts created in Laguna Beach.
About the Sawdust Art Festival
The Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road. The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit art organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Two-hour Sawdust Studio Art Classes are offered every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival Grounds. To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival and other upcoming events and festivals, please navigate to www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949-494-3030.
About The Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach occupies two sites in Laguna Beach; Main Branch and TLC. Together, they offer a nationally recognized and award winning year round enrichment program that focuses on the whole family. From preschool to parenting classes, The Club offers an array of services that focus on academic success, good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles and creative expression. Being an indispensable asset to the families of our community is a time-honored tradition. For over 60 years, The Club strives to support this goal through out-of-school recreation that celebrates the whole child. For more information about The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, visit: www.bgclagunabeach.org or call (949) 494-2535.
The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit art organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.