Tis the season for Winter Fantasy, the cold-weather complement to the summers Sawdust Festival, a 45-year-old nonprofit dedicated to promoting art in Laguna Beach. Though each of the 20th annual events 170-plus exhibitors hail from the festivals hometown, folks from all over come to peruse the one-of-a-kind art pieces and handmade jewelry, ceramics and other goodies, as well as enjoy free art demonstrations (the glass blower will knock your socks off), live music and hey, even a visit from St. Nick. The holiday art festival is nonjuried, meaning no awards (and no competition) for the artists; everyone is there to simply express and share their creativitywhich really makes a person feel warm and fuzzy in these balmy months.
Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Nov. 20. Continues through Dec. 12, 2010