Sunday, August 25, 2013
Laguna Beach's Sawdust Festival
I'd have some pics of the niftiness that is the Sawdust Festival but honestly its not worth ruffling feathers to make a point.
What is the Sawdust Festival? ITs a gathering of 200 artists that live in Laguna Beach, and only from there that sell their art from tiny, often 4X6 spaces within a square block area. They charge admission. ITS hugely popular and traffic in and out of Laguna Canyon is a challenge. I'd suggest a xanax before you make the drive but you really need your wits about you with that traffic.
Parking is a bigger challenge, lots charge as much as $20 for a part day close to the event. There are some cheaper lots, $7day, and metered parking 25cents/10 minutes around the Sawdust Festival. Generally the cheaper the rate the farther you have to hike to get there.
Buy your tickets online and save yourself the hassle of a line there. Its not free, but if you can't spare $7.25 a head I know you can't afford the art in there that can costs in the thousands of dollars.
Once in its sensory overload. Its all quality art and fine crafts. Not a piece of crap in the place. Prices start from uber affordable note cards at a couple of bucks each to the aforementioned thousands for original paintings, sculptures and furniture. I even walked away with ideas for future art projects so it was an afternoon well spent.