The Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Since its inception, the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival has celebrated and supported the work of local artists. With two main events annually - the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival (June 24-August 28, 2016), and the Annual Winter Fantasy Festival - Holiday Tradition (Weekends November 19 to December 18), the organization is designed to both entertain and educate Laguna locals and tourists alike. Sawdust Studio Art Classes also offer classes and workshops year round, from summer to winter, on-site and off-site!
For nine weeks throughout the summer months, the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors worldwide each year, invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. Artists that exhibit during the summer festival are Laguna Beach residents. Currently celebrating its 50th year, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival features more than 200 new and returning Laguna Beach artists, who exhibit and sell their original art and handcrafted items in an enchanting outdoor eucalyptus-lined setting in Laguna Canyon. Visitors come to enjoy unique artwork, live entertainment on three stages, eye-catching artist demonstrations, hands-on art workshops for all ages, and delicious food and drink.
Open daily: June 24 through August 28, 2016 10am-10pm
Admission: Adults $9; Senior (65+) $7; Children (6-12) $4; Season Pass $18
Purchase a Passport to the Arts for only $24 and receive unlimited admission all summer long to Sawdust Art Festival, Festival of Arts and Laguna Art-A-Fair. Passports also include a one-time free parking pass at the Act V parking lot as well as merchant discounts.