It takes a village: Laguna’s Sawdust Art Festival readies for opening
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It takes a village: Laguna’s Sawdust Art Festival readies for opening

It takes a village: Laguna’s Sawdust Art Festival readies for opening It’s a quirky neighborhood, with trees poking through rooftops and the occasional dragon painted on a wall. Like any small community, neighbors call out to neighbors when passing by. Somewhere, someone is singing along to a radio. Laguna Beach’s little city within a city of different-size booths in every kind of aesthetic tradition will open to the public Friday and run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Sept 1. About a month ago, the festival assigned 190 spaces, separated by white lines and wooden stakes, to exhibiting artists in Sawdust’s lot along Laguna Canyon Road. Little by little, the place came to life. On a recent visit to the grounds, the sound of saws buzzing cut through a chorus of birds chirping. Sawdust floated in the sunshine-filled air. A sign reading “Free” leaned against a pile of blue boards offered to artists. In Milette’s booth, the posts came first, then the floor, built atop a wood-chip-strewn ground. Then a medley of wooden beams collected during his 37 years as a Sawdust exhibitor. It’s completed by a roof, countertops and, finally, the art. For Milette, that’s everything […]

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