California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Sawdust Art FestivalCommunity

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 children's art booth, refreshments from three restaurants and a saloon, live music and more.

The Sawdust Art Festival sets itself apart from Laguna Beach's 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 city's most popular summer art festival, drawing higher paid attendance than any other summer festival.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: June; July; August

Festival Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Road

Contact Information:
Sawdust Art Festival
Tom Klingenmeier - General Manager
935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-3030

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