LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2016) - In celebration of 50 years of the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair, and in the spirit of collaboration, the Passport to the Arts team, which also includes the Festival of Arts and Visit Laguna Beach, has put on a citywide art installation. As a way to bring awareness to the local art festivals and encourage an adventurous sense of tourism in Laguna Beach, the Passport to the Arts team arranged for 50 individual artist-made clocks to be displayed in Laguna Beach restaurants, hotels, resorts, and of course, the festivals themselves. The campaign, aptly named Art Is Timeless -- features pieces from 20 Sawdust Art & Craft Festival artists, 16 Laguna Art-A-Fair artists and 14 Festival of the Arts artists -- provides an opportunity for the artists to gain notability in both the art and public spheres.

A walking map is available online and around town indicating the locations of each clock so that locals and tourists can explore the city in search of their favorite artists' creations. The clocks provide an opportunity for public engagement with the arts while also benefitting all establishments involved, turning every venue that hosts a clock at its location into a landmark in its own right. The clocks are currently displayed until August 21, at which point they will be auctioned off to raise money for each festivals' educational programs. Although the clocks must eventually be taken down, the memories, photo opportunities, social media posts and other benefits that will come of it will linger with all involved as fond reminders of what makes Laguna Beach so great. Art truly is timeless!

In its eighth consecutive season, the Passport team, comprised of the Festival of Arts, Laguna Art-A-Fair and Sawdust Art & Craft Festival, in collaboration with Visit Laguna Beach and the City of Laguna Beach, is currently offering the 2016 Passport to the Arts for just $24. This triple-value, unique season pass provides unlimited entry to the three premier art festivals in Laguna Beach throughout the summer festival season, which runs June 24 through August 31, 2016.

The 2016 Passport to the Arts benefits include:

  • Unlimited admission all summer long to all three Laguna Beach art festivals
  • More than 500 artists and 300 hands-on art workshops
  • Great music at all three festivals throughout the season
  • Dozens of special events
  • One-time free parking at Lot #16 (Act V), 1900 Laguna Canyon Road
  • FREE shuttle service all summer long
  • Special offers at selected lodging properties, local shops, eateries and attractions

To purchase a 2016 Passport online please visit:

For information about overnight stays and things to do while visiting Laguna Beach, drop by the official Visitors Center, located at 381 Forest Avenue or visit

About Passport to the Arts: In 2009, the Festival of Arts, Laguna Art-A-Fair and Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in collaboration with Visit Laguna Beach and the city of Laguna Beach joined forces to offer the Passport to the Arts. For only $24, patrons receive unlimited admission all summer long to these three famous Laguna Beach art festivals -- with more than 500 artists, 300 hands-on art workshops for all ages, live entertainment, fashion shows, artist demonstrations, variety of food & drink offerings, great music and dozens of special events. Special discounts from selected retailers, merchants, hotels, attractions and restaurants throughout Laguna Beach are also available for Passport holders. Free shuttle service all summer long and one-time free parking at Lot #16 (Act V) at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road is also included. For more information, visit

Contact Information:


Kelsey Paprocki
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

Teri Powers
Laguna Art-A-Fair

Sharbie Higuchi
Festival of Arts

Ashley Johnson
Visit Laguna Beach