In The Arts

July 01, 2010

Sawdust offers entertainment

The Sawdust Festival will feature a weekend of live music entertainment, including an acoustic rock performance by Justin James from noon to 4:30 today at the Main Deck; Folk Jazz by Dave Cross from noon to 4 p.m. at the Grill and a modern blues show by the Sasha Evans Band from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Main Deck; Jason Feddy will rock the crowd from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tavern.

For a complete list of performances, visit

'Out of the Blue' debuts

The Festival of Arts will introduce "Out of the Blue," its new Art-To-Go collection, presented by the Artists Fund, Saturday during the Artists Preview Night at Tivoli Lane, on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.


One hundred pieces will be featured by Festival exhibitors, most of which are inspired by the color blue, including photographs by Rick Graves and Pat Sparkuhl, oils by Jeff Horn and Bruce Vanderwilt, ceramics by Carole Martens and jewelry by Don Beres and Karin Worden.

Works will continue to be available daily July 5 through August 31.

Proceeds from sales benefit the Artists Fund, a disaster relief fund for Artists.

"We have helped Artists recover from fire and flood", said founder and fund president Anne England. "We've also helped provide medicine and housing for those with terminal illness."

The festival will be open beginning on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For information on Art-To-Go, contact or call (949) 497-3597.

Digital photography workshop

My Artist Loft will offer a preview of its Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements workshops from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bridge Room of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive.

The preview will include a presentation by owner and instructor, Mary Gulino, on various topics covered in the workshops, including the technical workings of the camera, aesthetic qualities of a great photograph and ideal times, lighting, and situations for successful shooting.

Gulino will also show examples of photographs that have been manipulated using Photoshop Elements.

Cost is $20. Advance registration is required; visit or call (949) 371-3375.

Jazz Wednesday with Club Django

Laguna Beach Live! will present Club Django from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy.

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