27th Carmel Art Festival - May 14 - 16, 2021
Carmel-by-the-Sea Plein Air Juried Painting Competition & Art Sale
Venue is Devendorf Park
Plus Sculpture-In-The-Park, Quick Draw, Kids Make Art Day, Live Music
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
FREE public event.
A Historic Annual Event held in Carmel-by-the-Sea Since 1993
except for 2020 due COVID-19 uncertainties.

The 27th Carmel Art Festival now to be held May 14 - 16, 2021
2020 Season cancelled entirely due to COVID-19 uncertainties.

News flash July 23, 2020:

The Carmel Art Festival organizers have cancelled the 2020 plein air event entirely. Normally held in May the weekend after Mother's Day, this year's Carmel Art Festival was postponed to September 18-20, 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

But as things stand today, the U.S. recorded more cases in the past two weeks than all cases reported across the country for the whole month of June. Social distancing is currently one of the few tools to bring those numbers down. Asking our artists and patrons to come to our beautiful Monterey Peninsula will just have to wait. Hopefully by next May, we can have this wonderful historic event once more in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Hold the date: Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16, 2021

Juried Artists:
All artists juried into the 2020 plein air event will automatically be juried into the 2021 event.
Should an artist drop out, we will go back to the 2020 applications for a replacement.
No new applications will be taken until further notice!

Hella Rothwell
Official Organizer of the
Carmel Art Festival

Quick overview about the Carmel Art Festival

2020/2021 Poster: "Twilight Showers" by Sally Jordan, 2019 "People's Choice Award".

We will celebrate the 27th annual Carmel Art Festival on May 14-16, 2021 skipping the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plein air event is a non-profit public benefit community event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.

For the past few years, we have donated funds to the Youth Arts Collective which over its two decades on the Monterey Peninsula has provided studio and exhibiton opportunities to over 800 local youths. Our donation goes towards gallery space, supplies, personal and long term mentoring, art and life skills instruction and many other benefits supplied by YAC.

Many galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea schedule their own art shows, receptions, painting and sculpture demonstrations to coincide with the Carmel Art Festival.

Sculpture-In-The-Park: Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea are also given the opportunity to exhibit sculptures in Devendorf Park to be enjoyed by festival attendees.

Online Viewing:Although we have posted all paintings on this website in recent years, we have eliminated online bidding.

Artists who want to enter the Carmel Art Festival:
For 2021 only, 2020 Juried artists will automatically be entered in the 2021 event.
It is the responsibility of the juried artists to check this website for updates.
Artists, to get on our email list, please sign up by clicking icon below.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Individual Gallery Events:

Carmel Art Galleries: Please email us information about your event that coincide with the dates of the Carmel Art Festival, we will also include your event in our PROGRAM. Send this information to us by mid-APRIL in time to be included.
Thank you.

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Carmel Art Festival
Festival Organizer: Hella Rothwell - Direct 831-626-4000
Mailing Address: Carmel Art Festival
P.O. Box 7191
Carmel, CA 93921

Email Contact:carmelartfest@gmail.com



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