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Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund Receives Generous Grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation

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Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund Receives Generous Grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation

June 02
18:35 2020

SAEF is pleased to announce receipt of a generous grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation. This grant will aid in funding classes for active military personnel and their spouses. In these classes students will be taught the skills to create art to sell in order to generate income wherever they may be based.

This successful and rewarding program for the military began in 2016 with a previous grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation and has generated year-round classes in a variety of media including jewelry fabrication, silk painting, printmaking, drawing and painting, and more.

The Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund is a philanthropic effort that supports education of the public about the arts while providing hands-on experience to underserved populations. In recent years, SAEF has partnered with organizations to fund classes for at-risk students, low-income seniors, military and spouses, and homeless populations in rehabilitation and recovery.

For more information about the Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund or to make a contribution please visit

Founded in 1967, the Sawdust Art Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting art created in Laguna Beach. Best known for offering two highly attended seasonal festivals, the organization also hosts a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year. Sawdust’s legendary summer festival is a nine-week celebration of fine art and craft, featuring art for sale by 200 Laguna Beach artists who work and demo in their booths.

The festival also offers live entertainment, creative demonstrations, hands-on art workshops for all ages, and a variety of food and drink offerings. Sawdust’s annual Winter Fantasy occurs for five weekends leading up to the holiday season, showcasing the work of 180 international artists. The grounds are lavishly decorated to resemble a winter wonderland, with entertainment and festivities geared towards the holidays. Throughout the remainder of the year, the organization offers a year-round art program, Sawdust Art Classes, taught by working artists in a variety of media. 

For more information, visit

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Company Name: Sawdust Art Festival
City: Laguna Beach
State: CA
Country: United States

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