27th Carmel Art Festival - May 13 - 15, 2022
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 & 2021 due COVID-19 uncertainties.

The 27th Carmel Art Festival now to be held May 13 - 15, 2022
2020 & 2021 Seasons cancelled entirely due to COVID-19 pandemic.

News flash March 4, 2021:

The Carmel Art Festival has once again cancelled this year's plein air event normally held the weekend after Mother's Day. "There are just too many unknowns to even try to postpone this popular plein air event to later in the year," according to Hella Rothwell, festival organizer. "We tried that in 2021, but with all the restrictions, there was just no way to have it except in a virtual form. And that would have changed the whole character of the event."

"Rather, we will put all our efforts into planning the May 13-15, 2022 post pandemic community event without restrictions as in the past--at least, that is our fervant wish."

Please check for updates on this website.

Hold the date: Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, 2022

Juried Artists:
All artists juried into the 2020 plein air event will automatically be juried into the 2022 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 13-15, 2022 skipping the 2020 & 2021 seasons 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 2022, 2020 Juried artists will automatically be entered in the 2022 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.

Email Mailing list:
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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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