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Sawdust's Winter Fantasy Wraps This Weekend

Santa perusing the Sawdust Winter Fantasy grounds for holiday gifts. (Photo credit Mary Hurlbut)
Santa perusing the Sawdust Winter Fantasy grounds for holiday gifts. (Photo credit Mary Hurlbut)
Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Sawdust Art Festival.

The 2013 Sawdust Winter Fantasy draws to a close this weekend, offering one final weekend of unique holiday gift-buying and visits with Santa on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 10am-6pm each day. Shop from over 170 artists who have handmade each piece of artwork featured in their booths.

Highlights for the final weekend include the following entertainment and art classes schedule:

Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, December 14

• "El Morro Honors Chorus" ensemble performance in Towne Square from 10:30-11am

• "Santa Claus" visits in Towne Square from 10:30am-5pm

• "Balloon Diva" balloon artistry roaming the grounds from 11am-3pm

• "Graham Robby" country music at the Tavern Stage from 11:30am-4pm

• "Beth Fitchet Wood" folk/pop at the Grill Stage from 11:30am-4pm

• "Magic Matt" magic tricks roaming the grounds from 12-4pm

• "Tricia Freeman" blues/country rock on the Main Deck from 12-4:30pm

• "L’il Dickens Carolers" holiday carols roaming the grounds from 2-4pm  

Sunday, December 15

• "Santa Claus" visits in Towne Square from 10:30am-5pm

• "Balloon Diva" balloon artistry roaming the grounds from 11am-3pm

• "Chris & Sue" jazz and blues at the Tavern Stage from 11:30am-4pm

• "Shakey Pete" rockabilly blues music at the Grill Stage from 11:30am-4pm

• “Magic Matt” magic tricks roaming the grounds from 12-4pm

• "Upstream" reggae music on the Main Deck from 12-4:30pm

• "L’il Dickens Carolers" holiday carols roaming the grounds from 2-4pm 

Festvial Art Classes Schedule:

Saturday, December 14

• "Throw a Pot" at Ceramic Center from 10am-5pm; FREE as greenware, $8 to fire/glaze, $16 to fire/glaze/ship to your home; all ages

• “Holiday Cards” with Beth Kukuk at Children’s Art Spot from 10:30am-12pm, FREE, ages 4+

• “Snowman in Acrylics” with Charleine Guy at Studio One from 10:30am-12:20pm, $5 materials fee, ages 7 to adult

• “Fingerprint Reindeer” at Children’s Art Spot from 12:30-3pm, FREE, ages 4+

• “Holiday Bling Rings” with Greta Silva at Studio One from 1-2pm, FREE, ages 7+

• “Wet Chalk Poinsettias” at Studio One from 2:30-3:30pm, FREE, ages 7+

• “Wildlife Photography” with Paul Renner in Healy House from 3-4pm, FREE, ages 12 to adult

• “Mitten Ornament” at Children’s Art Spot from 3:30-5:30pm, FREE, ages 4+

• “Leather Key Rings and Earrings” with Lee Confer at Studio One from 4-5:30pm, FREE, ages 7 to adult

Sunday, December 15

•“Throw a Pot” at Ceramic Center from 10am-5pm, FREE as greenware, $8 to fire/glaze, $16 to fire/glaze/ship to your home, all ages

• "Pinecone Trees” at Children’s Art Spot from 10:30am-12:30pm, $1 materials fee, ages 4+

• “Watercolor Cards” with Linda Velasco at Studio One from 10:30am-12:30pm, FREE, ages 8+

• “Flower Bracelet” with Elizabeth Bernbeck at Studio One from 1-2:30pm, FREE, ages 7 to adult

• “Owls in a Tree” at Children’s Art Spot from 1-3pm, FREE, ages 4+

• “Paper Poinsettias” with Lupe Blanton at Studio One from 3-3:40pm, FREE, ages 7+

• “Paper Bag Puppet” at Children’s Art Spot from 3:30-5:30pm, FREE, ages 4+

• “Holiday Hat Collage” with Grant Bathke at Studio One from 4-5:30pm, FREE, ages 7 to adult

Also, Sunday, December 15 is our final day of Toys for Tots drive. Those that donate a toy with a value of $5 or more will receive free one-day admission to the Winter Fantasy on Sunday, December 15. Toys for Tots is a foundation supported by the Marine Corps Reserve. With a mission of collecting toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community, visitors to the 2013 Winter Fantasy can show their support by contributing new unwrapped toys for children, newborn to 17.

Hours are 10 am to 6 pm. Adult admission is $6; Seniors $5 (age 65+); $3 for children (ages 6-12); FREE for children (5 and under); and $9 for a Season Pass. The festival is located at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For additional information, please visit www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949-494-3030.

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