Sawdust Studio Art Classes Wins “Best New Arts Program” at 6th Annual Art Stars Awards
Laguna Beach, CA – Sawdust Art Festival and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau (LBVCB) are thrilled about the results from last Sunday’s 6th Annual Art Stars Awards ceremony hosted by the Laguna Beach Alliance of the Arts. The collaborative team was awarded “Best New Arts Program” at the event that took place at [Seven-Degrees], after completing their first year of year-round classes.
The Sawdust Art Festival and LBVCB have had the great opportunity to collaborate on the creation of the Sawdust Studio Art Classes, allowing many talented Laguna artists to educate the public on how to create their own “masterpieces” in just two hours. Workshops in jewelery, ceramics, glass, painting and more art media, are offered year-round every Friday and Saturday on the Sawdust grounds, allowing not only students in local and surrounding cities, but also visiting tourists, to experience a real taste of what it's like to be an artist. The studio classes encourage creative growth for individuals, and also help to build relationships within teams and groups. In just over one year, hundreds of students have already had the opportunity to experience the magic of the Sawdust Studio, creating their own pieces to take home, to wear and to share.
“Sharing this recognition for the Studio Art Classes with the Sawdust Art Festival team, and seeing them recognized for all of their work, is a wonderful way to reinforce the importance of the program with regard to art education and art appreciation,” said Judy Bijlani, President & CEO of LBVCB. She continued, “Visitors return home with the all-important message, ‘I made it in Laguna Beach,’ underscoring the importance of our seaside town as an artists’ village. The program educates not only the person taking the class but all of those seeing the outcome of their work for years to come, and gives the visitor an interactive experience and submersion into the culture of Laguna Beach.”
About the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau
Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is located at 361 Forest Avenue, Suite 200 with its Visitors Center at 381 Forest Ave. in the Coast Sotheby's International Realty office. The Visitors Center is open daily, Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Laguna Beach is Southern California’s premier seaside destination located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and along the central coast of Orange County. Known as home to hundreds of local artists, and set amid 20,000 acres of wilderness, Laguna Beach is primarily served by Orange County Airport located just 20 minutes away. For more information, please visit www.lagunabeachinfo.com.
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.