One of the most popular events of the year in Laguna Beach, California is the Sawdust Art Festival. This Festival attracts people from the local community, state and country to an amazing art festival, which features only local Laguna Beach artists. There are over 200 local artists that have a huge assortment of various art for people to purchase. Works of art include jewelry, paintings, ceramics, photographs and much more.
The Sawdust Art Festival originally began in 1965 and was known as the Laguna Artists and Gallery Owners Association. A few years later, the art show moved to a location off Laguna Canyon Road. The Sawdust Art Festival received the current name in the late 1960s, after certain artists sprinkled sawdust on the ground of the festival location to deal with the mud and dirt of the area.
While the Sawdust Art Festival is a means by which artists to sell their artwork, the festival celebrates other faucets in art such as teaching folks art education. In fact, visitors can interact with various booths in the Festival. The Festival offer workshops for novice and aspiring artists. Experienced artists who have spent years on honing their work teach workshops. Festival workshops include classes on jewelry, ceramics, painting and more. There are artist demonstrations for adults and kids in which they can participate. Artists at the Sawdust Art Festival come from various backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and abilities. In addition to vendor booths, artist demonstration and workshops to attend, the Sawdust Art Festival has live music and entertainment from a variety of performers throughout the durations of the Festival.
The Sawdust Art Festival begins on Friday, June 28 and goes through Sunday, September 1, 2013. The festival of art opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 10 in the evening. The admission varies per age of the individual. Kids five and under are free to get in. Kids between the ages of 12 to six cost $3.25. Senior citizens who are at least 65 can enter the Festival at $6.25. Admission for one adult ticket is $7.75. A seasonal pass is $15.00 and an annual pass is $20.00. An admission ticket provides a free-parking spot in a Laguna Canyon Road lot.
There are a number of dining options for when adults and kids get hungry. Espresso on the Go provides excellent coffee and sweet foods. Sallie’s specializes in meals for kids and sells funnel cakes, a number of fried foods, sandwiches and salads. Sawdust Saloon has the alcoholic beverages that folks are looking for on a beautiful summer day in Laguna Beach. Other places at the Sawdust Art Festival to eat include Tacos Durrell, Fran’s Popcorn, Deb’s Deli and Thasos Greek Island Grille.
With three acres of land, there are many booths to stop and visit at the Sawdust Art Festival. It is a great place to visit for people of all ages and has many things to see and do. The Sawdust Art Festival is the ideal event to go to in the summer of 2013.