How One Summer Art Festival Changed GearsBy Julie Cochrane, Posted 06/30/20 12:37:46 Category » Event Highlights
In 2020, it's not 'art fair as usual' for the Sawdust Summer Art Festival in Laguna Beach who has responded to our current social landscape by downsizing this year. State and county health guidelines have helped morph the Sawdust Art Festival into an ongoing weekend Outdoor Marketplace instead of its traditional summer festival.
"Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of our artists, staff, and patrons. Knowing that even a modified version of our annual festival would not meet reopening criteria, our board of directors quickly pivoted in a different direction", stated Monica Prado, President of the Sawdust Board of the Directors.
Under an outdoor eucalyptus grove, artists will uniquely configure their space to allow for social distancing; more than 100 Sawdust artists will rotate through over the course of the summer.
Sawdust has taken all the necessary steps to keep everyone safe.
"Art is essential. Artists are Innovators. Over the past months we have focused our passion and creativity on finding a way to open a safe and meaningful show for our artists, community and guests. This year, Sawdust Art Festival is proud to present a smaller more personal Weekend Outdoor Marketplace, giving patrons the feeling of safety while whisking them into a world filled with art. Art allows us to be at peace, to enjoy the present, and to respond to the beauty in front of us. Smaller, but more personal." - Event Website
Bravo Sawdust! Way to stay current and take swift action to keep your event alive this year.
When and Where
Sawdust Festival Presents an Outdoor Marketplace
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Weekends, July 17 - September 6, 2020
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am to 6pm