Jenna Duran Marketing Communications Manager The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel One Ritz-Carlton Drive Dana Point, California 92629 USA Phone: +1 (949) 240-2000 Fax: +1 (949) 240-0829 firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists of the iconic Sawdust Art Festival celebrate the beautiful destination of Laguna Beach with over 20 original pieces of artwork
DANA POINT, Calif. – January 17, 2019 – Embracing the local artist community, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel debuts a new exclusive art exhibit, “Essence of Laguna,” presented by artists of the iconic Sawdust Art Festival. The Laguna Beach-inspired exhibit on display now until spring 2019 in the lobby features 22 original pieces of artwork that reflect the beauty of Laguna, from sunsets over the ocean to tranquil canyon walls and underwater wonders.
Each Sawdust artist participating in the “Essence of Laguna” exhibit has chosen and created work that best presents Laguna Beach through different mediums and perspectives, including colored pencil, water color, ceramic tile mosaic, oil, photography, and the showstopper - stunning blown glass installations. For over 100 years, Laguna Beach has been considered the jewel of Southern California, quickly taking off as an artist community by attracting artists with its natural beauty. In 1996, a small group of Laguna Beach artists created a local art show to embrace the community and what is now known as the Sawdust Art Festival. Considered a nationally-acclaimed art exhibit, the Sawdust Art Festival takes place for nine weeks during the summer, along with weekends in the winter.
Local artwork on display in the “Essence of Laguna” exhibit includes:
Michael Panetta / “Serenity” and “Harmony”/ Blown Glass