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Since its inception, the nonprofit Sawdust Art Festival organization has celebrated and supported the work of local artists.Designed to both entertain and educate, the Sawdust Art Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors world-wide each year. Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a hand-crafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. The Sawdust Art Festival also features demo booths such as glass blowing, complimentary hands-on art workshops, a children¹s art booth, Ceramic Center, as well as refreshments from four outdoor cafes and saloon, live musical entertainment and more.
The Sawdust Art Festival sets itself apart from Laguna Beach¹s other summer art festivals in that it is non-juried, so it plays a vital role in supporting the careers of many local artists. The Sawdust has expanded from its beginnings as a small show on a vacant lot on PCH to a 9-week festival situated on a three-acre eucalyptus grove, complete with waterfalls, in Laguna Canyon. Along the way, the Sawdust has become the city¹s most popular summer art festival, drawing higher paid attendance than any other
All forms of fine arts and crafts will be on display during this year¹s Festival, including: