Day 7 of #marchmeetthemaker // less glam side: a look at our grounds this week
Sawdust Art Festival is famous for its sawdust-covered grounds. If you’ve visited the festival you know, this photo speaks volumes. From June to December, our eucalyptus grove is home to an eclectic labyrinthine village of handcrafted artist-built booths, but the remaining six months of the year these grounds are wide open. Artists’ booths are torn down in January and the old sawdust piles up for removal.
Artists return mid-May to rebuild booths, recycling materials, bartering or repurposing items depending on where they are located for the upcoming season. The sawdust itself returns anew, replaced only twice a year, each time just before opening day of the summer and winter festivals. - 15 days ago