Sawdust Festival to hold sixth annual Green Day

The Sawdust Art Festival, in its 47th year, will host its sixth annual Green Day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The day's activities, hosted by artists, staff and local organizations, provide insight on environmental awareness and are free with admission to the grounds.

Guests will be treated to a Laguna Beach Garden Club Garden Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., information about bee colonies from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., opportunities to participate in a Wyland Foundation Ocean Conservation Mural between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., a Green Model Drawing session from 1 to 3 p.m. and more.

Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Sept. 1, the Festival is presented at 935 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $7.75 for adults, $6.25 for seniors, $3.25 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 5. A Summer Season Pass costs $15 and an annual pass is $20.


The Festival of Arts' 2013 Art of Cooking series features Williams-Sonoma Chef Joffrey Lopez between 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Cooking demonstrations with Chef Joffrey are always a great time," Susan Davis, director of special events for the Festival of Arts, said in a news release. "His presentations are informative, but also very fun and taste delicious!"

This event will be hosted in the Festival Art Center and is free with Festival admission.

Soon after, the Sunday in the Park Music Series will highlight the Lori Andrews Trio from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Festival Green.

Until Aug. 31, guests can enter from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; the Festival, located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24. On weekdays, general admission is $7, while students and seniors pay $4. On weekends, general admission is $10 and students and seniors pay $6. Children 12 and under, military personnel and Laguna Beach residents enter free.


The Laguna Concert Band performs "Swing Set" at the Festival of Arts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The concert spotlights Matt Fronke on the trumpet and vocals by Ginger and Randy Hatfield.


The Festival of Arts "Art Talk Series" highlights plein air painting from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

This installment of a weekly series, which continues till Aug. 21, includes Festival exhibitors Ken Auster, Robin Hall, Jeff Horn and Michael Obermeyer, who will discuss their inspirations, aesthetics, struggles and lessons while "capturing California."

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— Rhea Mahbubani

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