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The Slant

The Slant

What’s Under the Sawdust? What has three acres, over 200,000 visitors and sold at least 15,000 cups of beer and 3,600 glasses of wine last year? It’s Lagunas friendliest art show: The Sawdust. If you have never been or have not been in a while, you should come see what you have been missing. The […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

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 […]

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Crowds at Sawdust Festival Ring In Summer

Crowds at Sawdust Festival Ring In Summer

  Painter and performance artist Deborah Paswaters earns special attention at this year’s Sawdust Art Festival, where every artist’s booth is decked out to lure the eyes of potential patrons. Paswaters, though, invites people to experience the painting of a live model who is taking the place of a canvas here. She applies coats of […]

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Local Heroes Inspire Unusual Tree Theme

Local Heroes Inspire Unusual Tree Theme

Girl Scout Troop 834, 145 and their little brothers dedication their Christmas tree at the Sawdust Art Festival this year to local Laguna Beach fire fighters. They decorated with a fire hose, handmade fire engines and stockings for each fire fighter, including a very special one for local fire fighter Steen Jensen who recently died […]

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Silk Painter Seeks a New Canvas

Silk Painter Seeks a New Canvas

Long-time artist Linda Pirri will take a sabbatical from the annual Sawdust Art Festival after 15 consecutive years of exhibiting in the show, and is moving to the Kohala coast in Hawaii. Pirri started her Sawdust career back in 1998 when she relocated to Laguna Beach from Los Angeles. At the time, she was “ready […]

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Free Admission to Festival Goers Donating Supplies

Free Admission to Festival Goers Donating Supplies

Continuing its mission to educate the public and feature the arts in the community, the Passport to the Arts team of Laguna Beach, including and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, will hold its third annual Art Supplies Donation Day, August 10. Visitors who donate a new, unopened art supply valued at $5 or […]

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Sawdust Taps its Country Roots

Sawdust Taps its Country Roots

Sawdust Art Festival is hosting its first Country Western Day on Saturday, Aug. 4, with themed musical entertainment, including Patti Booker and The Players on the Main Deck, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities.

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Laguna’s Color Enlivens the Airport’s Canvas

Laguna’s Color Enlivens the Airport’s Canvas

In an effort to market its cultural wares to visitors, the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau will open an exhibit showcasing the town’s past and present through its arts organizations this weekend in John Wayne Airport’s new Terminal C. The exhibit debuts July 15 and runs through October. The 11 wall-mounted art display cases […]

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Weekend Finale for Summer Art Fests

Weekend Finale for Summer Art Fests

Festival of Art   Friday, Aug. 26, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Acura Celebrity Event, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Richard Marx 7-8 p.m Sunday, Aug. 28, Art in Motion: Irish dance, 3-4 p.m.; meet celebrities such as Camryn Manheim arriving at 5 p.m.; Beatles Sunday, Jason Feddy & Friends, 6-8 p.m. Pageant […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Looking in on Fun at the Fests   Festival of Arts   Friday, Aug. 19, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Recycled Fashion Show, 1-4 p.m.; The Fugowies, 6-8 p.m., “Criminal Minds” cast, 7-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, Food demo, 1-3 p.m.; Art in Motion: dance demo, 3-4 p.m.; Beatles Sunday […]

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Top Weekend Picks at Art Festivals

Top Weekend Picks at Art Festivals

Festival of Art   Friday, Aug. 12, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, conga drummer Poncho Sanchez, 1-3 p.m.; Nick Manzini Trio, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Cooking demo, 1-3 p.m.; Art in Motion: Hip-Hop to Tango, 3-4 p.m.; Beatles Sunday, Jason Feddy & Friends, 6-8 p.m.  Pageant of the Masters, […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Weekend Music at the Art Fests  Festival of Art   Friday, July 22, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Jazz on the Green, Michael Paulo, 1-3 p.m.; Rob Mullins, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Art in Motion: Hip-Hop to Tango, 3-4 p.m.; Beatles Sunday, Jason Feddy & Friends, 6-8 p.m.  Pageant […]

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New Art Form Unwinds at Art Fest

New Art Form Unwinds at Art Fest

  “Yarn bombs” by Twisted Stitchers, from left, Trish Wright, Michelle Madriz, Traci Acosta, and Michelle Boyd adorn the Sawdust Art Festival, where the installation remains through Monday, July 11. On telephone poles on city streets, across highway bridges, over abandoned cars and now on a score of trees shading the Sawdust Art Festival unravels […]

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Summer Trolleys Set to Chime

Summer Trolleys Set to Chime

The city’s hugely popular free daily trolley service along Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road resumes today, Friday, June 24, coinciding with the seasonal opening of two of the city’s three summer art festivals. A few of the open-air trolleys begin rolling from the ACT V parking lot in Laguna Canyon as early as 8 […]

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Sawdust Preview Draws Eager Crowds

Sawdust Preview Draws Eager Crowds

  Crowds lined up on Tuesday to preview the 45th annual Sawdust Art Festival, whose visitor count reached 3,958, exceeding occupancy limits set by fire officials. Due to limits stipulating that visitors cannot exceed 2,500, the festival was forced to creatively keep arrivals in check by restricting entry to a corresponding number of people departing, […]