In addition to the Juried Fine Art Show, the Festival of Arts also hosts special exhibits on its grounds during the summer season.

Junior Art Exhibit

Junior Art Exhibition

Since its inception in 1947, the Junior Art Exhibit has come to be regarded as one of the highlights of the summer show. Selected by art authorities from thousands of submissions representing schools throughout Orange County, works by over 300 students (PK-12) are on display in the Junior Art Gallery.


The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts exhibits their Art-To-Go collection during the summer months at the Festival of Arts. The fundraising program features over 100 donated pieces of art from Festival exhibitors available for purchase daily, with all proceeds benefiting the Artists Fund.

Permanent Art Collection

The Festival’s Permanent Art Collection, made up of over 1,150 pieces, is composed of an eclectic mix of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work that dates back to the early 1900s. This exhibit features a sampling of the collection. 

“Art is Timeless”

Part of a citywide art installation. Find 50 artist-made clocks located throughout Laguna Beach, in celebration of 50 years of the Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair. 50 clocks designed by artists from the three Laguna Beach festivals will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting each festivals’ educational programs. Pick up an “Art is Timeless” walking map and find all 50! For details, visit LagunaBeachPassport.com