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26th Carmel Art Festival
26th Carmel Art Festival - May 17-19, 2019
Carmel-by-the-Sea Plein Air Juried Painting Competition, Silent Auction & Art Sale
Venue is Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 6th,
and adjacent Devendorf Park
Sculpture-In-The-Park, Quick Draw, Kids Make Art Day, Live Music
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
In 2019, we will celebrate the 26th annual Carmel Art Festival, a public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.
On Friday evening, artists will bring their freshly painted entries to Mission Street. for first viewing.
On Saturday, the Plein Air competition starts out with judging of the 120 entries, followed by the silent auction until 6:00PM. In Devendorf Park: Purchase posters from this and past years events. Listen to live music. Stroll around the Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries around town.On Sunday morning at Devendorf Park starting at 9:00 AM, a 2-hour Quick Draw by the winning artists will be held. Mostly, artists can be seen painting around Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Beach. This is followed by a half-hour silent auction between 11:00AM to 12 NOON. Throughout the day, purchase posters from this and past years events. Listen to live music. Stroll around the Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries around town.
On Sunday morning on Mission Street, from 8:00AM to 3:00PM, an additional 100+ paintings will be up for sale, those that the 60 artists painted during festival week, but were not part of the competition. These are being sold at a set price.
Many galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea schedule their own shows, receptions, painting and sculpture demonstrations to coincide with the Carmel Art Festival. These are publicized in our festival booklet handed out FREE during the event (if provided by the galleries with festival organizers before the printing deadline).
Note: Posters from the current and past years are also for sale throughout the year. See link on the navigation bar of our website. Then just email us your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93921 is a non-profit organization with donations from these events supporting local youth art programs. The Carmel Art Festival is always the weekend after Mother's Day weekend.
Absentee Bidding: If you can't be at the Carmel Art Festival, you can still bid on paintings. We post ALL paintings entered into the festival on our website by Noon on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
For further information, become a sponsor or volunteer, please contact:
Hella Rothwell, Event Organizer and Board Member
Cell (831) 626-4000