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Deeper Meaning in Purloined Knitting

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...

Knitted Tree Wraps Vandalized

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...

Hot Dish

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...
Posted On 04 Aug 2011

B of A Supports Local Arts Programs

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.

Sawdust Visitor Surprised by New Discoveries

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...

Get Out of the House

Sum, sum, summertime!It seems that Mother Nature is going to allow Laguna to have a summer this year.  After last year’s disappointingly gloomy non-summer, the Meekmas have gotten more sunny beach time in the 10 days since school’s been out than we did all of last summer. If the...

Get Out of the House

Summer of Change  We have recently learned that Maggie’s four closest friends will be moving away from Laguna sometime this summer. Three are moving to Newport and one is going all the way to Arizona. This is a lot of change for one little girl to handle and we’ve had some very...

Film Society screening May 19

Documentary Explores the Sawdust Family The Laguna Beach Film Society will screen “Collecting Dust,” a feature documentary film that looks inside the Sawdust Art Festival, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at South Coast Cinemas. “Collecting Dust” takes viewers on an intimate...

Festivals Sustain Flood-Hit Artists

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy The town’s two big art festivals are sending welcome financial relief to Laguna Canyon artists ravaged by the December floods and mudslides. Eighteen artists with flood-soaked homes and studios have applied to the Sawdust Festival’s Artist Benevolence...

Program Empowers Kids and Artists Alike

p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } “I Am Who I Say I Am,” a program created by teacher Mischa Martineau, has been customized as a bully prevention and...

Fire Consumes an Artist’s Collection

  As local art festivals ended their hectic summer season this week, most exhibitors took delight in their shrunken inventory, a measure of success selling work. By contrast, Laguna Beach printmaker Julita Jones feels a sense of relief at what remained unsold in her booths...
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