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Laguna Beach Area Art Festivals

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak events are canceling and changing their dates. We will update this page as information becomes available.

Annual Events

Festival of Whales - Dana Point

Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale – 5 weekends a year - (temporarily canceled due to Covid-19) The Dana Point Fine Arts Association, a nonprofit organization, will host an art show and sale from 10am to 5pm. Over 30 local artists will display at the boardwalk along the boat docks in Mariner's Village in Dana Point Harbor. A special exhibit of Cliff Wassmann's art of Dinosaurs and Star Wars themed work will be on display. Enjoy a fun day of whale watching, marine mammal themed events, harbor restaurants, shopping and more activities. This event draws thousands of visitors so come early for best parking or better yet, take a ride share down and enjoy a hassle free experience! More info on Dana Point Fine Arts.

Mission Federal Little Italy Artwalk – April 25 & 26, 2020,(this event has been rescheduled to November 7th & 8th) Mission Fed ArtWalk will fill 16 blocks in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood with over 400 artists and 100,000 visitors. A feast for eyes and ears as bands play on each corner. Cliff Wassmann Fine Arts will have a double booth. We will post our exact location soon. Learn more about this event

Balboa Island Artwalk – Rescheduled to: Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2020 9am-5pm. Located along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island this fun show is easy to see as all the artist set up in one long row against the beautiful backdrop of Newport Harbor. Live music is performed at various blocks. Parking is difficult on the island and many people park over on the big lots on the peninsula and take the ferry over for a fun and relaxing experience! More info on the Balboa Island Artwalk

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Dana Point ArtFest – Sunday, June 14th. This up and coming show is held on the sidewalks of Del Prado Street in the growing Lantern District. It's becoming a favorite of local artists. The shop and restaurants offer special menus and outdoor beer gardens, live music and a special kid's activity area is set up in the post office parking lot. Sponsored by local Dana Point businesses. Fun for the entire family! Cliff Wassmann Fine Arts will present a special display of paintings as well as historic Dana Point photography at the corner of Violet Lantern and Del Prado. Learn More

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Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach – Open daily: Friday, July 18 through Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 10am to 10pm. Certainly the highlight of the summer and king of the Laguna art festival. The Sawdust boasts three stages of live music and entertainment that run almost continually. Art classes and daily demonstrations as well as kid's creative zones. Craft beer and wine are served at the famous Sawdust Saloon. 5 Outdoor eateries and cafes. Located outdoors in in a cool three-acre eucalyptus grove in the heart of Laguna Beach. Cliff Wassmann Fine Arts will return for it's 11th year featuring all-new fantasy and science fiction paintings and prints. Contact us for free tickets. 2020 festival info. Please check back mid-May while we wait for word on any schedule changes.

His work can be also be seen at the Laguna Craft Guild Art Show on Main Beach this spring. (temporarily canceled due to Covid-19)