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, and the Annual Winter Fantasy Festival – the organization is designed to both entertain and educate Laguna locals and tourists alike. Sawdust Art Classes also offer classes and workshops year round, for locals and visitors alike.
Sawdust Art Festival
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 53rd 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.
Laguna Beach residents get in free after 5pm on both Thursday and Monday evenings.
$5 Children 6-12
$30 Season Pass
$40 Annual Pass
Sawdust Art Classes
Boasting over 30 class options, the Sawdust Art Class program has a class for everyone. Classes are offered in a wide variety of mediums ranging from screen printing and painting to glassblowing and jewelry making. For those looking for a fun night out, the NEW Arts & Craft Class series is a perfect fit, it includes a drink of your choice!
Custom-designed classes are also available for friends, families, coworkers, or one-on-ones! This is a great opportunity to plan events, birthdays, wedding and bridal parties, or just for fun.
All the classes are designed for any skill levels, beginner to advanced. So get your creative juices flowing and join the world of artists with Sawdust Art Classes. * For a full schedule, visit: www.sawdustartclasses.com. Also, inquire about on-site classes and off-site workshops.
Corporate Team-Building Classes
Whether your company is attempting to strengthen the creative skills of its employees or simply create a stronger professional bond – Sawdust Art Classes is eager to accommodate. The organization offers a variety of instructors experienced in taking on large groups and bringing the professional working atmosphere to the next level through challenging and rewarding activities.
Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival’s Annual Winter Fantasy, 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.
The Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival, a one-of-a-kind holiday art and crafts festival, offers a holiday shopping experience not found anywhere else, highlighted by distinctive, handmade art created by immensely gifted artists. Occurring for five weekends leading up to the winter holiday season, the annual celebration features an international collection of over 175 artisans who create, showcase and sell their original, handcrafted artwork in an enchanting outdoor winter wonderland in Laguna Canyon. Art mediums include glass, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, textiles, painting, photography, mixed media and more. Visit Winter Fantasy and experience a true Laguna Beach holiday tradition. Open weekends: late November through December.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday/Saturday: 1:00am to 10:00pm
Art is profoundly rooted into the life force of Laguna Beach, deeply connected to all other parts of the body. The beaches and protected landscapes are natural works of art that serve as inspiration for other art forms....