27th Carmel Art Festival - May 13 - 15, 2022
Carmel-by-the-Sea Plein Air Juried Painting Competition & Art Sale
Venue is Devendorf Park
Plus Sculpture-In-The-Park, Quick Draw, Kids Make Art Day, Live Music
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
FREE public event.
A Historic Annual Event held in Carmel-by-the-Sea Since 1993
except for 2020 & 2021 due to COVID-19

A non-profit 501c3 organization.

News flash Thursday, May 12, 2022:

The juried artists checked in yesterday and are now painting all over the Monterey Peninsula.
The weather is absolutely gorgeous!
Hope to see you at the Opening tomorrow and over the weekend.

The 27th Carmel Art Festival - May 13 - 15, 2022
Schedule of Events Highlights - Devendorf Park.

Friday, May 13, 2022
11:00am: Sales tent opens; exhibition paintings start to arrive; view Sculpture-in-the-Park.
11:00am - 3:00pm: Live Music: Nick Williams Trio.
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Judging of exhibition paintings. View all exhibition paintings.
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Official Festival Opening & Awards Ceremony. Start purchasing paintings.
6:00pm - 9:00pm: VIP Event by Invitation or $20 donation includes Special Festival Wine Glass.
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Live Music: Debbie Davis plus guest appearances to be announced.

Saturday, May 14, 2022
9:00am - 6:30pm: Sales tent open; view & purchase paintings; view Sculpture-in-the-Park.
12Noon - 3:00pm: Live Music: Stu Heydon Blues Band.
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Various activities TBA

Sunday, May 15, 2022
9:00am - 12Noon: Quick Draw with award winning artists participating.
9:00am - 3:00pm: Sales tent open; view & purchase paintings; view Sculpture-in-the-Park.
12Noon - 3:00pm: Live Music: Rotary Club Band
3:00pm: Close of festival.

2022 Juried Artists

Hella Rothwell
Official Organizer of the
Carmel Art Festival
Information updated April 24, 2022

Quick overview about the Carmel Art Festival

2022 Poster: "Twilight Showers" by Sally Jordan, 2019 "People's Choice Award".

We will celebrate the 27th annual Carmel Art Festival on May 13-15, 2022 skipping the 2020 & 2021 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plein air event is a non-profit public benefit community event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.

For the past few years, we have donated funds to the Youth Arts Collective which over its two decades 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.

Online Viewing:Although we have posted all paintings on this website in recent years, we have eliminated online bidding. All paintings will be in a "Buy Now" status.

Artists who want to enter the Carmel Art Festival:
For 2022, 2020 Juried artists will automatically be entered in the 2022 event.
It is the responsibility of the juried artists to check this website for updates.
Artists, 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,
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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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