25th Annual Carmel Art Festival
Event Schedule May 18 - 20, 2018


All official Festival events will be held
on Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 6th
and Devendorf Park in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Admission is FREE.
Information on individual Gallery Receptions & Demonstrations throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea will be made available here on this website and in our official FREE Carmel Art Festival Program during the event.

Thursday, May 17
No official functions.:


Throughout Monterey Peninsula:
  • All day: Plein Air artists can be seen painting their competition paintings.
    On Mission Street & Devendorf Park:
  • Set-up only.



    Friday, May 18:

    Throughout Monterey Peninsula:
  • All day: Plein Air artists can be seen painting their competition paintings.

    In Devendorf Park from 12 Noon - 6 PM:
  • Live Music: TBA 2:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries in town.
  • Steven Whyte, creation of "famous person" sculpture - Day 1.
  • Information tent open.
  • Posters, Totes, Hats & T-shirts available for purchase.
  • Throughout Afternoon: Bring a picnic, dance, listen to music.

    On Mission Street:
  • From 5:00PM Competition paintings start arriving.
  • 7:00-9:00PM - By-invitation-only reception for those who have bid on and purchased art at past festivals and who would like to preview this year's entries and meet the artists who painted them. In case we do not have you on our mailing list and you would like to attend, please email us your contact information to carmelartfestivalvip@yahoo.com



    Saturday, May 19:

    On Mission Street:
  • 8:00AM - 10:00AM -
    Judging of Plein Air Paintings.
  • 10:00AM - 6:00PM -
    Public view and bidding on plein air paintings from competition.
  • 5:00PM -
    Plein Air Awards Ceremony.Come meet the artists!
  • 6:00PM -
    Close of Silent Auction; followed immediately by Live Auction.
  • 7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Many new paintings will be put up for sale (not auctioned), non-competition paintings that were painted by our 60 juried artists this week.
    In Devendorf Park - 9AM to 6 PM:
  • Live Music: TBA 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Live Music: TBA 2:30 PM - 6:00PM
  • Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries in town.
  • Steven Whyte, creation of "famous person" sculpture - Day 2.
  • Information tent open.
  • Posters, Totes, Hats & T-shirts available for purchase.
  • Throughout Afternoon: Come bring a picnic, dance, listen to music.
  • Afternoon: TIME: TBA: Kids Make Art, all ages by Youth Arts Collective.
    Online Absentee Bidding - 12NOON - 6PM
    Can't be at the festival?
    No problem, we will be showing all 120 paintings entered in the festival right here on this website & information on how to bid.
    Please give us a quick email if you are interested in doing this. cafauction@gmail.com



    Sunday, May 20:

    2-Hour Quick Draw, followed by Viewing & Silent Auction:
  • 9:00AM - 11:00Am - 15 winners will be seen painting throughout Carmel.
  • 11:00AM - 11:30AM - Viewing in Devendorf Park
  • 11:30AM - Silent Auction in Devendorf Park
  • Come meet the Winning Artists from the Festival.
    8:00AM - 3:00PM on Mission Street:
  • Paintings for sale by our 60 juried artists (no auction).
    These are paintings also painted this week, but were not part of the competition.
    In Devendorf Park:
  • Live Music: TBA - 12Noon - 3:00PM
  • Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries in town.
  • Steven Whyte, creation of "famous person" sculpture - Day 3.
  • Information tent open.
  • Posters, Totes, Hats & T-shirts available for purchase.
  • Throughout Afternoon: Come bring a picnic, dance & listen to music.

    Information as of April 3, 2018




  • Mailing Address: Carmel Art Festival
    P.O. Box 7191
    Carmel, CA 93921

    Email Contact:carmelartfest@gmail.com

    Website:http://www.carmelartfestival.org


    PRIMARY MEDIA, VOLUNTEER AND SPONSOR CONTACT:
    For news releases & advertising, please contact:

    Tammis Tharp, President, Carmel Art Festival:
    email tammitharp@gmail.com


    PRIMARY LOCAL GALLERY CONTACT:
    Also for photography & website, please contact:
    Hella Rothwell, Board Member, Carmel Art Festival:
    email hellarothwell@gmail.com


    PRIMARY ARTISTS CONTACT:
    Also for email blasts, posters & printing, please contact:
    Pamela Crabtree, Board Member, Carmel Art Festival:
    email carmelartfest@gmail.com

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