For at least 33 years, the Laguna Craft Guild has given artists and artisans a place to show and sell their wares in arts-friendly Laguna Beach, without the rigors of a jury or expensive setup costs.
The Craft Guild sets up its tent on the Main Beach Cobblestones 14 times a year over a nine-month period, always on a Sunday. The next show is 9 a.m. to sundown Oct. 23.
"It is a stepping stone for many artists," said guild president Rachel Goberman, a jewelry-maker. "It's a good place for young, new artists because it's easy, affordable and friendly. It's a foot in the door to the arts community. People have started there and gone on to the other festivals."
The guild has spots for 34 artists, and is always looking for new members. You don't have to be a professional artist to join.
Some artists have been with the show for decades. Some sign up for one or two shows, "just to try it out," Goberman said.