27th Carmel Art Festival - September 18-20, 2020
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.
Normally held the weekend after Mother's Day
but due to COVID-19 uncertainties, postponed to September 18-20, 2020
A Historic Annual Event held in Carmel-by-the-Sea Since 1993.

Postponement of 27th Annual Carmel Art Festival
to September 18-20, 2020
due to COVID-19 uncertainties.

News flash 3/25/2020:

The Carmel Art Festival organizers are committed to managing this rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation with care for the well being of our artists, volunteers and the community. In this regard we have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to hold the event in the fall.

We have gotten the approval from the City of Carmel to hold this much loved historic event in Devendorf Park on the weekend of September 18-20, 2020

Also, we have gotten in touch with the juried artists and, happily, they are delighted with the new dates. September is such a beautiful month on the Monterey Peninsula and the artwork will reflect that colorful time of the year.

The website will be updated soon to reflect the new dates.

Hella Rothwell
Official Organizer of the
Carmel Art Festival

Quick overview about the Carmel Art Festival

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

In 2020, we will celebrate the 27th annual Carmel Art Festival, a non-profit public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.

We are proud that we can donate annually to the Youth Arts Collective which over its twenty years 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 will post all paintings on this website each year, we have eliminated online bidding.

Artists who want to enter the Carmel Art Festival:

The event is always the weekend after Mother's Day.
Application and artists information is always published here by September 1.
Deadline to enter is December 1.
If you are a plein air artist and can paint 2 paintings in 2 days, you can apply
It is a juried event. Only 60 artists are chosen each year.
List of juried artists will be posted on this website by January 31 before the festival.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
It is the responsibility of the artist to check this website for updates.
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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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