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 30-September 3, 2017), and the Annual Winter Fantasy Festival – Holiday Tradition (November to December), the organization is designed to both entertain and educate Laguna locals and tourists alike.
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 30-September 3, 2017 10am-10pm.
Sawdust’s Annual Winter Fantasy Festival, occurring for five magical weekends leading up to the holidays, showcases over 175 artisans from Laguna and around the world who exhibit original artwork on the Sawdust grounds – which is transformed into a winter wonderland.
Sawdust Art Classes also offer classes and workshops year round, from summer to winter, on-site and off-site!