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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sawdust Art Festival 50 Year Anniversary

Vintage Orange      Wednesday, July 27 2016

The Sawdust Art Festival began in 1965, when a few local artists were rejected by the Festival of the Arts. They banded together and created an alternative festival in the parking lot across the street.  couple of years later, when they spread sawdust over the dirt lot to keep the dust down, the media dubbed the show, "The Sawdust Festival." The name stuck and has followed this eclectic gathering of local artists and craftsmen throughout its 50 year history.

Today, the Sawdust Art Festival is a thriving Laguna Beach institution with more than 200 artists displaying and demonstrating their wares in a three-acre eucalyptus grove on Laguna Canyon Road.

This week I talked with Jay Grant, President of the Sawdust Art Festival and had a chance to chat about the unique history at this iconic Laguna Beach art celebration.

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For more information about the Sawdust Art Festival, visit their website at

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Favorite History Day Trips in Orange County

Vintage Orange                Wednesday, July 20 2016

On this week's show, I share some of my favorite History Day Trips in Orange County.
My travel buddy and daughter Katie Bell will help me share some of the best places to get a taste of Vintage Orange.

Additional Links from today's show:

Irvine 50 Celebration   July 29 - 31 2016

LA Rams Training Camp at UCI

OC Museum of the Week:    The International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Tustin Blimp Hangars

Vintage Orange      Wednesday, July 13  2016

The massive wooden blimp hangars of the former Lighter Than Air (LTA) base in Tustin are two of the most iconic structures in Orange County.

Local writer and historian Guy Ball discusses the unique history of these buildings as well as what's planned for their future.

Guy Ball has been an Orange County resident for over about 40 years. He is a Board member of the Orange County Historical Society and an Associate board member, Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society  (previously long-time, executive board member and treasurer) He is author of
Images of America: Tustin, Early Santa Ana, and Santa Ana in Vintage Postcards.  Currently, he is working on new book, Tustin through Time for Fonthill Media.

For more information and images of the Tustin LTA base, check out The Tustin Historical Society Website

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