The Sawdust Art Festival is unlike any other place in Southern California. Founded 50 years ago to showcase the incredible work of artists that live and work in Laguna Beach, it is an eclectic collection of arts & crafts that highlights the city's artistic roots. Since every booth at the festival is designed and built by the artists themselves, wandering through the aisles of the 175 artist booths is like meandering through an actual painting. 
Sawdust Laguna Beach 2016 
Never before seen at Sawdust:

"Heritage": A 6-foot mural by renowned artist Rolland Berry. The bold mural of two women is the artist’s rendering of his take on America’s indigenous culture. "We respectfully believe that adopting the universal meanings attributed to the Native Americans—such as the noble characteristics of courage and hard work—honors acts of bravery and rites of passage that are long-held traditions," says Berry. Meant to be interacted with, get up close to the mural to take a selfie, or see the detail of layers of color and movement that Berry infused the mural with.

Rolland Berry Heritage Mural Laguna Beach

Painted Bus Art Installation: A retro VW bus, donated by Sawdust artist, Troy Poeschl, and hand-painted by artist, Star Shields harrows the days when the free-spirited hippies ruled the road. The bus is open and begging for you to climb in and take a photo with it. 

Sawdust Laguna Beach 2016 VW Bus

Retro Poster Display: See some of the coolest posters from past Sawdust festivals over the last 50 years. Displayed on the bottom floor of the Healy House.

For the Kids:
  • At the Children’s Art Spot, enjoy free and fun art projects all day, every day.
  • Studio One offers scheduled art projects in painting, printmaking, collages and much more for ages 7 to adults. Most projects are free, although some may have a small materials fee.
 Sawdust 2015
Live music: 
Every day you can find live music on the festival grounds in three spots; The Main Deck that is nestled high among the eucalyptus trees, The Tavern, which is ideally located in the beer garden, and at The Grill, which is adjacent to Thasos Greek Grill. For a full schedule of all the musical performances, go here.   
Sawdust Laguna Beach 2016 crowd
Dates & Hours: Open daily, June 24-August 28 from 10am to 10pm.
Admission: $9 Adults; $7 Seniors (65+); $4 Children (6 –12); FREE for Children 5 & under
Sawdust Laguna Beach 2016 Booth 
There is limited metered parking outside of Sawdust Art Festival. Consider parking in one of the city lots and use the #LagunaFreeTrolley to access the Sawdust Art Festival. For all parking information go here. To track the trolleys and their routes download the Visit Laguna Beach app and click on 'Trolley Tracker.' 

Want to visit Sawdust all summer long? Purchase a Passport to the Arts. The pass is $24 and gives you unlimited access to Sawdust Art Festival, Festival of Arts and Laguna Art-A-Fair all summer long. In addition, you will receive free, one-time parking at Act V, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, as well as a list of merchant offers throughout town. 
Sawdust Laguna Beach 2016 artist