By Christine Davis
Carlsbad Village Association
For nearly two decades, the Carlsbad Village Association has held its annual one-day, open air, juried art show called Art in the Village on the second Sunday in August. This year we welcome its 18th season on August 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. right in the heart of the Village on State Street and Grand Avenue.
Over 100 local and regional fine artists will call the Village their art studio for the day. Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas, this event attracts approximately 5,000 art enthusiasts and features oil painting, watercolor, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculpture, as well as artisans who work in the medium of jewelry, woodworking, furniture, pottery, hand-painted clothing and accessories, and more.
Attendees can browse exhibits, meet the artists, and possibly even find that one-in-a-million piece of artwork to take home. Artist demos and instruction will also take place throughout the day by individual artists. Village eateries, coffee houses and wine bars are conveniently located just steps away from the art show for a delicious breakfast, lunch or an après show dinner.
This year, local musicians will play at the south end of State Street, between the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar and Choice Juicery. This will be a perfect place to sit and relax for a while and enjoy the ambience that the Village offers on a sunny, summer day.
On August 14th, come lose yourself in the local artistry of Carlsbad Village and see what artistic treasures you might find.
For more information about Art in the Village, the Carlsbad Village Association or its events, please email [email protected] or visit carlsbad-village.com.