After being rescheduled, then canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this well-loved annual art event is back for 2021, taking place on Sunday June 27th.
Art in the Village is again sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association, and there will be both new and returning artists – applications are still being taken until May 7.
Art in the Village takes place in downtown Carlsbad Village along State Street and Grand Avenue as always. The art fair is free to attend and runs from 9 am until 5 pm.
Carlsbad is well known for its 1-day fairs (there typically have been several each year…although last year was an exception), and whether you are an art lover, or not, strolling the Village streets to enjoy art and music on a summer Sunday is a fun thing to do, whether you just browse OR buy!!
The 2021 Art in the Village Fair will feature works of art from over 100 local and regional artists, plus interactive demonstrations, performance art and live music. All the artwork is handcrafted and unique.
We enjoyed the last one in 2019, and I expect this year will be similar with an impressive diversity of works of art – hand-painted clothing, fine art, contemporary and classical sculpture, ceramics and pottery, all kinds of jewelry, paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, and mixed media), wood working, metal, glass, furniture, and more.
Of course you don’t want to forget your wallet so you can have some fun!
Our late June weather is usually pretty good and a great time to enjoy the outdoors and the beach. Carlsbad Village art fairs are always crowded, so expect some parking challenges in town – but our parking is free – and consider your travel time accordingly.
The Coaster is close by in the heart of the Village if you prefer public transportation or are coming from a distance. If you actually tire of exploring the art fair, there are abundant retailers in the downtown area to visit, and lots of dining options in Carlsbad Village, too. And you can also enjoy our beautiful Carlsbad beaches a couple of blocks away.
Want a preview? Check out the Virtual Art in the Village online gallery that was set up last year when the event was canceled. You can see your favorite artists and get a glimpse of what to expect at Art in the Village in a couple of months.