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Art Walk Returns April 28th

Blog Post - March 2, 2016

Category: What's New

Art Walk is now at 20 participating locations all throughout the Village!  With galleries and phantom galleries on Roosevelt Street, State Street, Grand and Carlsbad Blvd., you are sure to find something very special.  Originally called Thursdays on the Coast, the new Carlsbad Village Art Walk will take place on the fourth Thursday of every month, from 5pm to 8pm, in collaboration with Cruising the Art Scene held at the Village Faire Shopping Center.  This self-guided tour will introduce you to the wonderful stores, galleries, and even restaurants throughout the village that feature art by local and regional artists.

The evening will include original art in Carlsbad Village’s permanent galleries as well as village merchants acting as temporary “phantom” galleries.  Several locations will also feature live music.  

Participating merchants will feature artwork ranging from sculpture to oil painting to photography to mixed media, and everything in between.  With brochure in hand you can stroll the village and visit as many or as few locations as you’d like, enjoy meeting the artists, learning about their talent and even watching art demos.  Participating merchants will also be offering light snacks and refreshments as well.

To help with the self-guided tour, brochures will be available throughout the village at participating locations, the Visitor’s Center, and hotels complete with an easy-to-follow map identifying each Art Walk location and where music or demos will be taking place.  The brochure will also indicate what type of art each participating location will be featuring (photography, sculpture, mixed media, etc.) to better help you customize your walk.

While strolling the streets, you can also take a visual journey of the Village’s rich culture and artistic talent through the lens of nearly a dozen murals adorning numerous buildings.  From large playful pieces seen from the center of the Village to hidden works adorning alley walls, read about the tales behind the art, including the people, places and artists themselves, in the self-guided tour brochure.

To learn about participating locations or where brochures can be picked up, email for more information.  Or click HERE for downloadable maps and detailed information.