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Art in the Village

The 25th Annual Art in the Village coming June 25, 2023!

Join us from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm when four downtown blocks of Carlsbad Village will turn into an open-air art show for the 25th Annual Art in the Village. Stroll our charming Village streets, just two blocks from the ocean, and take in amazing artwork, live music on stage, performance art, demonstrations, and interactive displays.

Outdoor Art Show Featuring 115 Fine Artists

Held every Summer since 1998, the Carlsbad Village Association has hosted Art in the Village, a free, one-day, open-air art show, that features fine artists from all over the region. All artwork is juried and you can meet the artists in their booths the day of the event. Oil, watercolor, mixed media, digital, photography, glasswork, woodworking, jewelry, pottery, and more will be on display and for purchase.

Activities For All Art Enthusiasts

What can you expect at Art in the Village? In addition to amazing fine art on display, you can also enjoy live demonstrations including sculpting, glass art, and even pottery making.

Live musical acts will be on the Grand Avenue stage and solo sidewalk performers will play throughout the venue.

The City of Carlsbad will be hosting the Pop-Up Art (formerly Family Open Studios) art making booth for children and art enthusiasts of all ages. Trained instructors will guide interested artists in creating works of art on their own. A face painter will be nearby to add to the fun.

Local Food and Beverage Scene

The CVA Food, Wine, and Beer garden will be returning in 2023 to popular demand. This is a family-friendly location in the heart of the venue at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue that will offer delicious local food, craft beer and wine. Our local food and drink purveyors always create something special in the garden and we hope you will join us there!

Make A Day Of It!

Come experience the Village and enjoy the many fine boutiques in our very 'walkable' downtown. With ample public parking, you can park the car and spend the day on foot. Or, consider the Coaster! The train depot is just steps away from the Art in the Village location.


Grand and State Streets, in the heart of Carlsbad Village.

Stay Connected With Us

Invite your friends and neighbors via Facebook Events. Stay connected with us, so you don't miss out on any CVA Village events by subscribing to our Newsletter, or connecting with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Artists, please apply online on Zapplication here.

Our 2023 Sponsors

This free community event would not be possible this year without the generosity of our sponsors. As Brazilian artist Romero Britto said, "Art is too important not to share." Thank you to each of our sponsors for helping make the 25th Annual Art in the Village a gift to Carlsbad Village.

 2023 Artist Gallery

We are proud to introduce you to the 2023 artists for the 25th Annual Art in the Village. Please visit the gallery below often as artists will update their artwork images periodically.