Sawdust Adds New Art Programs
In addition to the 16 new artists and several new musical acts, the Sawdust Art Festival presents two new art programs, including Sip, Talk & Walk artist tours Wednesdays at 3 and 7 p.m. and Kids Art Alley art classes on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Guests can sign up for the artist tours by phone or near the info booth on the grounds. Docent led groups of 15 will tour the grounds, learn festival history, see presentations by artists and sample beverages. Tours are complimentary with admission.
Kids Art Alley is designed for children ages 5 and up, offered in the Healy House. Sign-ups will be available at the sales booth. Both Sawdust artists and staff will teach a different set of classes each week.
New Exhibit Opens at Gallery Q
Photographs entered in the Laguna Bluebelt photo competitionwill be open to the public through Sept. 10 at the Gallery Q, in the Senior Center, 380 Third St.
The exhibit includes photographers by Bill Atkins, Elwye Ess, Julita Jones, Jim Nordstorm, Patsee Ober, and Andrew Shutts.
Art-To-Go Celebrates Best in Show
The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts is hosting its Art-To-Go awards reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at Tivoli Lane on the Festival grounds. The event is free with regular Festival admission.
Art-To-Go is a fundraising sale of 100 originals works donated by current exhibitors and available daily on the Festival grounds. Guest juror Jeffrey Frisch assigned awards based on the “People, Places, and Things” theme.
Best-in-show titles went to fiber sculptor Shelley Rapp Evans in the people category, photographer Scott Squires for places, and jeweler Dorothee Naumburg for things.
Honorable mentions went to Cunningham-Haight, Tom Lamb, Barry Robin, and Kirsten Whalen.
Proceeds from sales support artists in need. Learn more at www.TheArtistsFund-FoA.org.
Exhibit Tours Tattoo Nation
How did the U.S. become a tattoo nation? An illustrated history of the tattoo will be displayed at the Unitarian Universalist fellowship hall, 429 Cypress St. on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission is $10 and temporary Henna tattoos will be available.
For more information call 949-715-1517.
California Beaches Come to the Gardens
The California Beaches exhibit opens with a 2 p.m. wine tasting reception with the featured artist Daniel Aldana on Saturday, July 19, at Rogers Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona Del Mar.