20th Annual Carmel Art Festival
Event Schedule May 16 - 19, 2013


All official Festival events are held at Devendorf Park & adjacent Mission Street in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Admission is FREE.

Information on individual Gallery Receptions & Demonstrations will be available at the CAF Information Tent in Devendorf Park.

Thursday, May 16:


  • 12 Noon: Sculpture-in-the-Park Exhibition opens in Devendorf Park.
  • 12 Noon: Information Tent opens in Devendorf Park. Purchase CAF Posters!
  • All day: Plein Air artists start painting throughout Monterey Peninsula area



    Friday, May 17:

  • All Day: Sculpture-in-the-Park Exhibition in Devendorf Park.
  • 10AM-5PM: Information Tent open Devendorf Park. Purchase CAF Posters!
  • 2:30PM - 6:00PM: Live Music in Devendorf Park - Nick Williams.
  • All day: Plein Air artists painting throughout Monterey Peninsula area, 2nd day.
  • From 5:00PM on, paintings start arriving and can be viewed on Mission Street.



    Saturday, May 18:

  • All Day: Sculpture-in-the-Park Exhibition in Devendorf Park.
  • 10AM-5PM: Information Tent open Devendorf Park. Purchase CAF Posters!
  • 11AM-2:30PM: Live Music in Devendorf Park - Derek Smith Steel Drum Duo.
  • 3:00PM-6:30PM: Live Music in Devendorf Park - Rollin' & Tumblin' Band.
  • 1PM-4PM: Kids-Make-Art-Day.No registration required. Just show up!

    Plein Air Awards, Silent & Live Auction:
    (All happening on Mission Street)

  • 8:00AM - 10:00AM -
    Judging of Plein Air Paintings.
  • 10:00AM - 6:00PM -
    Public view and bidding on plein air paintings from competition.
  • 5:00PM -
    Plein Air Awards Ceremony.Come meet the artists!
  • 6:00PM -
    Close of Silent Auction; followed immediately by Live Auction.

    Absentee Bidding:

  • 12 Noon to 6:PM:
    Can't be at the festival?
    No problem, we will be showing all 120 paintings entered in the festival
    right here on this website & information on how to bid


    starts at NOON on Saturday, May 18, 2013,
    CLICK HERE.



    Sunday, May 19:

  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM: Sculpture-in-the-Park Exhibition in Devendorf Park.
  • 9:00AM - 3:00PM: Information Tent open Devendorf Park. Purchase CAF Posters!
  • 12NOON -3PM: Live Music in Devendorf Park - Rotary Club Jazz Band.
  • 9:00AM - 3:PM - MANY ALL NEW & DIFFERENT PAINTINGS ARE PUT UP FOR SALE by all our Plein Air Artists on Mission Street.

    Plus our winning artists compete in a special
    Quick Draw & Sale of Plein Air Paintings
    These are usually smaller, less expensive paintings:

    Throughout Carmel:
  • 9:00AM - 11:00Am -
    "Quick Draw" by winners of Festival; painting throughout Carmel.
    Devendorf Park:
  • 11:00AM -
    Quick Draw viewing of paintings, followed by Silent & Live Auction about 11:30AM




  • Mailing Address: Carmel Art Festival
    P.O. Box 7191
    Carmel, CA 93921

    Email Contact:carmelartfest@gmail.com

    Website:http://www.carmelartfestival.org


    PRIMARY MEDIA, VOLUNTEER AND SPONSOR CONTACT:
    For news releases & advertising, please contact:

    Tammis Tharp, President, Carmel Art Festival:
    email tammitharp@gmail.com


    PRIMARY LOCAL GALLERY CONTACT:
    Also for photography & website, please contact:
    Hella Rothwell, Board Member, Carmel Art Festival:
    email hellarothwell@yahoo.com


    PRIMARY ARTISTS CONTACT:
    Also for email blasts, posters & printing, please contact:
    Pamela Crabtree, Board Member, Carmel Art Festival:
    email carmelartfest@gmail.com


    For participation in "Sculpture In The Park", please contact:
    Steven Whyte at Steven Whyte's Open Studio & Gallery:
    email sculptu@earthlink.net
    These pages maintained by Hella Rothwell
    and hosted by
    AMERICANSERVER.COM