Media Contact: Cynthia Fung
June 6, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ITS 43RD SUMMER SEASON,
“WHERE ART HAPPENS”
(The 2009 Sawdust Art Festival runs June 26 through August 30)
Laguna Beach, CA – Opening its doors for the 43rd season, the Sawdust Art Festival is proud to present its 2009 summer show, “Where Art Happens.” The 2009 summer festival opens Friday, June 26 and runs daily through Sunday, August 30, from 10 am to 10 pm.
Currently building their booths and actively handcrafting many art pieces in anticipation of this year’s festival, over 200 Laguna Beach artisans are gearing up for the annual fine art and craft show, a renowned summer tradition. Each year local Laguna Beach artisans join together on the festival grounds and show off their creative talents to the public. Exhibitors personally create artwork for sale using a wide variety of media, including ceramics, copper, glass, jewelry, leather, mixed-media, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, wood and more.
Many of the Sawdust exhibitors will demonstrate their artistic abilities at the 2009 summer show, and teach special workshops and art classes to visitors of all ages. Guests will be able to interact with over 200 local artisans at each of their uniquely built booths, and also learn a wide variety of art skills at the Ceramics Booth, Sawdust Studio, Glass-blowing Demo Booth, and Children’s Art Spot.
New to this year’s exhibition are 22 local artisans:
â€¢ Terrell Anansi (mixed-media)
â€¢ Isaac Anderson (mixed-media)
â€¢ Jesse Bartels (ceramics)
â€¢ David Bowen (painting/sculpture)
â€¢ Brynne Cogorno (mixed-media)
â€¢ Deana Duffek (painting)
â€¢ Al Esquerra (painting)
â€¢ Jorge Fernandez (sculpture)
â€¢ Tim Gaul (ceramics)
â€¢ Mary Gray (painting)
â€¢ Amy Jackson (mixed-media)
â€¢ Mary Keating (textiles)
â€¢ Rosanne Nitti (photography)
â€¢ Mike Panetta (glass)
â€¢ Jennifer Prewitt (photography)
â€¢ Marni Spencer-Devlin (mixed-media)
â€¢ Muffin Spencer-Devlin (glass)
â€¢ Karen Talbot (watercolor)
â€¢ Stacey Taxin (photography)
â€¢ Cliff Wassmann (photography/painting)
â€¢ Nansea Williams (painting)
â€¢ Dan Witte (photography)
Special events and activities scheduled for the 43rd annual season include:
â€¢ Blood Drives – Saturday, July 18 & Friday, August 28
â€¢ Artist Benevolence Fund Auction – Sunday, August 2
â€¢ Green Day with Wyland Foundation – Saturday, August 8
â€¢ Beatles Day – Friday, August 15
â€¢ Art Education Fund Silent Auction – Sunday, August 23
â€¢ Tropical Tuesdays – every Tuesday
â€¢ Jazz & Blues Fridays – every Friday
â€¢ Dance Night Saturday – every Saturday
To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival’s 43rd annual summer season and calendar of events, please navigate to www.sawdustartfestival.org 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 (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.