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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...

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...

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...

New Artists Enliven Summer Festivals

With the Festival of Art nearing its 80th year and the Sawdust Art Festival and Art-a-Fair well into their middle-ages, the arts organizations still strive for vitality as they ready to reopen for another summer season. Their energy exudes from a mix of established artists, old...

Art Seen

  Meyer Gallery Exhibits Group Show Selected Works, a summer group show at Marion Meyer Contemporary Art features mixed media originals by artists Quim Bove, John Szabo, Claudia Meyer, Rita Blitt, Christopher Mathie and others continues through July 3. Hours at the gallery, 354...

Budding Artists Can ‘Spring Into Art’

Sawdust Art Festival’s 2011 Spring Into Art classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 through April 3. These two-day weekend art workshops offer students one-on-one instruction with local artists covering a wide range of hands-on art classes in a variety of art mediums...
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