The Sawdust Festival
The Sawdust Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.
Since its inception, the nonprofit Sawdust Art Festival organization has celebrated and supported the work of local artists. Designed to both entertain and educate, the Sawdust Art Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors from across the country each year. Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a hand-crafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship.
The Festival also features demo booths such as glass blowing, complimentary hands-on art workshops, a children¹s art booth, refreshments from three restaurants and a saloon, live music and more. The Sawdust Art Festival sets itself apart from Laguna Beach¹s other summer art festivals in that it is nonjuried, so it plays a vital role in supporting the careers of many local artists.
The Sawdust has expanded from its beginnings as a small show on a vacant lot to a 9-week festival situated on a three-acre eucalyptus grove, complete with waterfalls, in Laguna Canyon. Along the way, the Sawdust has become the city¹s most popular summer art festival, drawing higher paid attendance than any other summer festival.