Sawdust Signs Off With a Raffle As the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th season ends, 200 local artist-exhibitors and staff prepare for a final weekend of festivities. These include the Sunday, Sept. 1 raffle for a Suburu. Visitors still have a chance to enter the 4 p.m. drawing, which supports arts education. Raffle tickets are $5 […]
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Auction Replenishes Fund for Hard Times The annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund Art Auction takes place at the Sawdust Festival on Sunday, Aug. 11; silent bidding takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Healy House and the live auction held on the main entertainment deck from 2 to 5 p.m. Sawdust exhibitors donate their […]
Editor: I am concerned about the lack of parking in the city of Laguna Beach. Given that the Irvine Company just opened 1,700 apartments and the Five Points developer is selling 5,000 more homes off of Laguna Canyon Road, where will all these cars park? It may be necessary to build a tastefully scaled parking lot […]
Editor, How many of us have parked on the north side of Laguna Canyon Road and crossed over to attend the Sawdust Festival despite signs warning us not to do so? So why do we make this perilous decision, especially at night? Because the nearest pedestrian walkway is waaaay too far!! Surely we can think […]
Editor, The article, “Newcomers Enliven Laguna’s Winter Art Fair”, (Nov. 23 edition) contains several inaccuracies, which I wish to clarify. 1) The caption “Celtic Art Therapist Erin Rado” is both incorrect and misleading. I am an artist, not a therapist. I have no clinical training, nor do I represent that I do. My title […]
The Sawdust Art Festival presents its Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., where classic Beatles tunes will be heard, ‘60s era art and craft projects featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro Specials offered at the Sawdust Saloon. Musical entertainers include the Jason Feddy Band, […]
WEEKEND AT THE FESTIVALS Friday, Aug. 10 TGiF@ FoA 5:30-7:30 p.m. Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949-494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org Jason Feddy, George Lawton, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sister Speak, noon-4:30 p.m.; Ken Garcia, Carrie Margret 5-9:30 p.m.; Kevin Miso, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949-494-3030 www.sawdustartfestival.org Bob Johnson, 4-7 p.m., Art-a-Fair, Art-a-Fair, […]
By Dion Wright If Robert “Bob” Young hadn’t had a stash of salvaged telephone poles, “The Big One,” Young’s magnum opus of painting, might never have come to be, and would certainly never have survived the disaster. “The Big One” is absolutely the largest painting ever done in Laguna Beach, took the longest time to get […]
Local to Shape Land-Use Policy Local Sean O’Malley, a licensed landscape architect and urban designer, has been appointed vice chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Edge Development Initiative Council. As part of ULI’s focus on land use that supports sustainable communities, its council will develop programs and research for greater Orange County and […]
Editor: On behalf of the Sawdust Festival artists, board of directors and staff, I want to thank all our visitors who helped make the 2011 Sawdust one of our best festivals to date. We are also grateful to the Laguna community for supporting the arts and for your patience in working through the summer […]
Editor, I read with bemusement in this week’s online news the attack on our art as exhibitors in the Sawdust Festival. It is especially disturbing when it is artist against artist within a forum dedicated to creative expression. With similar experience as a reminder to such overt disrespect, unfortunately it is neither uncommon nor a stranger to art. Take […]
Dear Editor: The beautiful Yarn Bomb art pieces attached to trees at the Sawdust, made by nine mothers and grandmothers calling themselves the Twisted Stitchers, were targeted and maliciously hacked down last Wednesday by unknown persons associated with the Sawdust Festival. This was intentional and vicious. No one is claiming responsibility; no police report […]
The Lowdown in Art Fest Dining Visitors to the Festival of Arts can skip the snack bar and dine at Tivoli Terrace. The setting is sublime; an al fresco dining room embellished over 40 years while owned and operated by June Neptune and family. Dine amid a 200-year-old cypress tree, blooming bougainvilleas, huge banana trees, […]
As part of a larger grants program, Bank of America presented $60,000 in grants to several Laguna Beach nonprofits last week. Recipients included Art-A-Fair Foundation, Festival of Arts, Laguna Art Museum, Sawdust Festival and the Laguna Playhouse.
Editors: I just came from my annual token visit to the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. I say “token” because I do it in honor of the artists and their effort, but usually do not find anything new and exciting there. This year, however, was different. This year there were wonderful new yarn and fiber pieces […]