26th Carmel Art Festival - May 17-19, 2019
Carmel-by-the-Sea Plein Air Juried Painting Competition, Silent Auction & Art Sale
Venue is in Devendorf Park
Plus Sculpture-In-The-Park, Quick Draw, Kids Make Art Day, Live Music
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
FREE public event.
Always the weekend after Mother's Day.
Held Annually in Carmel-by-the-Sea Since 1993.

News Flash 2/28/2019
Announcing the 60 juried artists participating
in the 2019 Carmel Art Festival

For list, click here
Artists, we will be sending out updated information to you via email shortly. This information includes:
All Carmel Art Festival events will be held in Devendorf Park this year.

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See "Event Schedule."

A few other changes include:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019:
  • Juried artists will check in starting 9 am on Wednesday, and will paint around the Monterey Peninsula for the next three days.
    Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Artists will bring their exhibition paintings to Devendorf Park by 2 pm.
  • Judging will be 4 to 6 pm
  • "VIP Buyers Wine Event" enclosure will open 6 to 9 pm. This is by-invitation only.
  • All paintings will be available for viewing FREE.

  • Quick overview about the Carmel Art Festival

    In 2019, we will celebrate the 26th 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 nineteen 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.

    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.

    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 are posted on this website by March 1 before the festival.
    Entry fees are non-refundable.
    It is the responsibility of the artist to check this website for updates.
    If you want 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:
    If you would like to get regular notices from us,
    please sign up below!!!

    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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