In 2014, we will celebrate the 21st annual Carmel Art Festival, a public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts. It will once again include the Plein Air competition, silent auction and sales, Sculpture-in-the-Park with live music, as well as a Quick Draw by the winning artists, and Kids Art Day.
Many galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea schedule their own shows, receptions and painting demonstrations to coincide with the Carmel Art Festival. These are publicized in our festival booklet handed out FREE during the event. It's up to the galleries to get the information to their clients and the festival organizers.
Posters from the current and past years are for sale throughout the year. See link on the navigation bar. Just email us your request.
The Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93921 is a non-profit organization with donations from these events supporting local youth art programs. The Carmel Art Festival is always the weekend after Mother's Day weekend.
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.