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Behind The Scenes Look At Pop Up Art: A New Experience

Blog Post - June 5, 2023

Category: What's New

(artwork by Jim Rajner, @surftoart)

On Saturday, June 17th, from 10am to 4pm, the fountain courtyard at the Village Faire Shopping Center (300 Carlsbad Village Dr.) will serve as an open-air art gallery with 10 incredible, unique pieces of artwork on display for the public to enjoy.

With a Carlsbad-centric theme, 10 local and regional artists have been hard at work on their conception of what Carlsbad looks, sounds, smells, and tastes like, using repurposed surfboards as their canvas.

From airbrush to stained glass to acrylic and mixed media, 10 six-foot surfboards will give us a peek into what Carlsbad is all about. A few of the artists have shared their progress photos with us below; we can't wait to see them on display!

(artwork by Monica Martin, @monicamartinfineart)

(artwork by Julie Sobolewski, @resurfacedart)

(artwork by Ismat Shahid, @ismatshahidart )

(artwork by Wendy Sallin, @wendysallinart)

The surfboards will be on display on Saturday, June 17th and then on Sunday, June 18th they will be moved into different businesses throughout Carlsbad Village.

Stay tuned for locations!

The following Sunday, June 25th, all 10 surfboards will be relocated to The 25th Annual Art in the Village outdoor art show in the heart of downtown Carlsbad for several thousand people to see. Art in the Village is a free community event, ideal for the entire family, and takes over four downtown blocks where State St. and Grand Ave. meet.