Art in the Village 2023

Art in Carlsbad

The 25th Annual Art in the Village Fair is coming soon.

This popular fine art event showcases around 115 local and regional artists on Sunday June 25th. The fair runs from 9 am until 5 pm and is free. Art in the Village takes place along State Street and Grand Avenue.

Art in the Village is sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association, and you’ll find new and returning artists. Artists are jury-selected so expect high quality. All artwork is handcrafted and unique, not mass produced.

Carlsbad is known for its 1-day art fairs. Strolling the Village streets to enjoy beautiful art and music on a summer Sunday is a fun thing to do. Whether you are an art lover and collector, or not, it will be fun to browse even if nothing strikes your fancy! (photo is of the Art Beach Chair unveiled at the 2019 Art in the Village Fair).

Art Chair at the Art in the Village fair 2019


Art in the Village 2023 will feature works from 115 local and regional artists.

In addition, you can also enjoy interactive demonstrations (e.g., sculpting, pottery making), performance art, plus live music. And check out the Carlsbad Village Association Food, Wine and Beer Garden.

The City of Carlsbad will host a Pop-Up Art booth for art enthusiasts of all ages to create their own masterpieces. Trained instructors will be available to assist.

You can expect contemporary and classical sculpture, ceramics and pottery, digital art, photography, jewelry, paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, and mixed media), wood creations, metal, glass, furniture, and more.

Don’t forget your credit cards and/or cash!

Our late June weather is usually pretty nice and this is a great time to enjoy being outdoors. Carlsbad Village art fairs are normally crowded, so plan on some parking challenges. The good news is our parking is free. But consider your travel time accordingly and you might need to walk a distance.

The Coaster commuter rail station is 1 block away if you prefer public transportation to avoid parking issues, or are coming from a distance.

Furthermore, if you tire of the art fair, you’ll find plenty of retailers in the downtown area. And there are multiple dining options, wine bars and coffee shops in Carlsbad Village if you get hungry.

The beautiful Carlsbad beaches are 2 blocks away for a stroll before or after the fair, too! Why not make a day of it in the Village?