Sawdust Artists’ Benevolence Fund
Hosting Charitable Event: “HeART of Laguna”
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 30, 2012
Laguna Beach, CA – On Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm, the Sawdust Artists’ Benevolence Fund Trustees will host a community charitable event called the “HeART of Laguna,” featuring Jason Feddy’s critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Fool concert, complete with live band and Shakespearean actors. Supporters of this event will have the chance to see the dynamic live act of rock ‘n roll songs accompanying the monologues from the plays of William Shakespeare. Energetic and light-hearted, Shakespeare’s Fool is a unique and original theatrical production not to be missed.
The “HeART of Laguna” event will take place on the Festival of Arts grounds at the Forum Theatre, with a complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres hour donated by Tivoli Terrace, preceeding the 8 pm performance. Tickets for the charitable event are limited in number and the cost is $50 per ticket. The monies raised will go directly to the Artists’ Benevolence Fund in attempt to replenish the $30,000 in grants that were provided to the many Laguna Beach artists that suffered financial loss during the 2011 winter floods. While a substantial amount of revenue was generated at the annual Artists’ Benevolence Fund live auction held at the Sawdust Art Festival last summer, the total raised did not sufficiently recover the grants gifted during the previous winter’s disaster.
As such, the “HeART of Laguna” is being planned to ensure the continuation of the Fund’s ability to provide assistance to all Laguna Beach artists that find themselves in such dire need. Artists need not be affiliated with any art festival or gallery to be eligible to receive a grant. “History has shown that when an artist, who may already be walking a financial tightrope, finds that they are in a situation where they are unable to create their art, their survival may very well depend on the good will of others,” said Sue Thompson, an Artists’ Benevolence Fund Trustee. Support the well-being of all Laguna Beach artists and purchase tickets for this great cause. Tickets for the “HeART of Laguna” can be purchased online at www.sawdustartfestival.org/heart-of-laguna-tickets.
About the Artists’ Benevolence Fund
About the Sawdust Art Festival
The Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road. The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit art organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Two-hour Sawdust Studio Art Classes are offered every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival Grounds. To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival and other upcoming events and festivals, please navigate to www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949-494-3030.