Sawdust Art Festival’s 24th Annual Winter Fantasy
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Weekends: November 22 through December 21, 2014 open 10am-6pm
The festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of four weekends. The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles.
Experience unique artwork by 175 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much, much more! With amazing art gifts, thousands of holiday decorations and picture-perfect moments, the Sawdust’s Winter Fantasy will become your family’s holiday tradition.
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Laguna Beach is filled with art and First Thursdays Art Walk is a fantastic way to experience all it has to offer.
This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, local art institutions, lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach.
First Thursdays Art Walk’s mission is to promote Laguna Beach as a leading year-round destination and community of fine art galleries.
Since 1998, First Thursdays Art Walk member galleries and sponsors have benefited from a co-operative effort in providing trolley service during First Thursdays Art Walk; by advertising in local and national media; and through creating a unique cultural experience for all First Thursdays Art Walk participants.
UPDATE: Last week of the Festival. Get 50% OFF an Adult Admission after 6pm, also Costco currently has 2 tickets for $8.49, good anytime.
We are down to the last two weeks of the Sawdust Festival. O.C. residents can take advantage of Summer Resident Nights after 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday’s, depending on the city in which you reside.
Admission is normally $8.50 for adults ($7 for seniors), Children 6-12 $4.00 and children 5 and under are free.
Here’s a breakdown of the FREE Resident Night Schedule:
Laguna Beach residents –Free admission with ID every Thursday evening after 5:00 pm
Sundays after 5:00 pm: for residents of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Monarch Beach, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Dove Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita.
Mondays after 5:00 pm: for residents of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Balboa Island, Irvine, Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange, Villa Park, Silverado Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills.
Tuesdays after 5:00 pm: for residents of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Stanton, La Palma, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Brea, La Habra.
– Metered Parking is available along Laguna Canyon Road and in downtown Laguna Beach (a short walk). Meters only accept quarters. Meters are either $.25 per 15 min or per 10 min.
– Try the city run ACT V parking lot located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road (1/2 mile north of the Sawdust). Only $7.00 per day with FREE trolley service to all festivals and downtown too.
– Pay lots ($8 – $12/day) around downtown Laguna Beach.
– The Sawdust Art Festival is a 5 – 10 minute walk from downtown Laguna, Main Beach and the other Laguna Beach art festivals.