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Carlsbad Art in the Village 2024

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2024 Carlsbad Art in the Village 


Carlsbad art lovers will be pleased the 26th Annual Art in the Village Fair will be here soon, a few days after the 1st day of summer.


This popular fine art event will showcase around 130 local and regional artists, and takes place Sunday June 23rd.  The fair runs from 9 am until 5 pm and attendance is free. You’ll find Art in the Village along State Street and Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown.


Art in the Village is sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association, and there will be new and returning artists. Artist selection is juried so you can expect high quality. All artwork is handcrafted and unique. Plus you can chat with the artists at their booths about their creations and what inspired them.


Carlsbad has a reputation for its 1-day art fairs (there are 4 major ones each year). Whether you are an art lover and collector or not, strolling the Village streets to enjoy beautiful art and live music on a summer Sunday is an enjoyable thing to do. It’s fun to browse even if nothing strikes your fancy or says “buy me!”


Art in the Village Fair in Carlsbad Village


The 2024 Art in the Village will feature artwork from 130 local and regional artists. In addition, you’ll also enjoy interactive demonstrations (e.g., sculpting, pottery making), performance art, and live music.


Be sure to check out the Carlsbad Village Association Food, Wine and Beer Garden which is always popular.


The City of Carlsbad is hosting a Pop-Up Art booth for art enthusiasts of all ages to create their own masterpieces. Trained instructors will be available to assist as needed with your creations.


If the past art fairs are any indication there will be an impressive diversity of art work. You can expect contemporary and classical sculpture, ceramics and pottery, digital art, photography, jewelry, paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, and mixed media), wood creations, metalworks, glassworks, and more.


Be sure to bring your credit cards and/or cash so you can have fun if something grabs your attention!


Late June weather is usually pretty good and a great time to enjoy the outdoors and the beach. Carlsbad Village art fairs are crowded, so expect parking challenges in town. The good news is Carlsbad Village parking is free. But consider your travel time accordingly and you may need to walk a distance.


The Coaster commuter rail station is 1 block away if you prefer public transportation to avoid parking issues or are coming from a distance.


There will be a free bike valet service, too, for those who wish to ride their bikes and store them in a safe place while enjoying the art fair.


If you tire of exploring the art, there are plenty of retailers in the downtown area to visit. There are multiple dining options, wine bars and coffee shops in Carlsbad Village to enjoy. Plus the beautiful Carlsbad beaches are 2 blocks away for a stroll before or after the fair.


26th Annual Art in the Village

Sunday  ~ June 23, 2024

Carlsbad Village ~ 9 am to 5 pm

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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff I would attend if I did not live 3,000 miles away.  Hope you get to go.

May 22, 2024 10:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

We've been several times although it's been a few years George Souto  We are hoping to go this year. I bet you would enjoy it, too!


May 22, 2024 11:09 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Jeff Dowler, CRS  What a Fun and interesting event, and lots of time to plan for it 

May 22, 2024 11:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Hannah Williams  It's time for people who are interested to get it on their calendars.

We have been a number of times and have always enjoyed it...and even spent some money on art. Hoping to go this year.


May 22, 2024 11:11 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I like the top picture in your first/title photo. Looks very nice. This sounds like a wonderful event with lots of plusses for other vendors in town and an opportunity to enjoy some restaurants and the beach.

May 22, 2024 12:22 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  Our outdoor art fairs are pretty popular and lots of fun. The range of art is pretty impressive with prices to suit all budgets.


May 22, 2024 02:11 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We have never been to an outdoor art fair Jeff. I would imagine it's a wonderful experience!

May 22, 2024 02:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks for stopping by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  It IS a lot of fun, although I suppose if art is not of interest it might not be enjoyable. Perhaps you will get to attend one at some point.


May 22, 2024 03:44 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, these art shows are so fun, and you can find so many unique pieces.

May 22, 2024 03:45 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

That's so true Joan Cox I have always been impressed with the quality and variety of art work at this art fair when we have attended.

Have a good weekend!


May 24, 2024 09:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeff, Larry and I attended the outdoor art festivals in Palm Beach County as often as we could. I love being out in the fresh air, with people, and all the art!!! Can't beat that. 

May 22, 2024 04:49 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Kathy Streib They ARE fun to attend and especially being outdoors in nice weather. I always enjoy all the variety of art (but thankfully have the willpower to resist buying these days - we have too much already).


May 22, 2024 05:12 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have so many special events in your area.  That should be an exceptional event and offering a lot for the eyes.

May 22, 2024 07:08 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Definitely a lot of eye candy to enjoy, even if you don't buy Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 Thanks for stopping by.


May 23, 2024 09:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff Dowler, CRS  it has been quite a while since Diane & I attended hate to say it time flies... about 15 or more years ago, Endre

May 22, 2024 11:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Well you can't do it all, can you Endre Barath, Jr. 

It's been 5 years I think since we attended, and we live here!


May 23, 2024 09:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... you already know this is my kind of event. (Because I tell you that every year!)

May 23, 2024 03:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks, Nina Hollander, Broker  Yes, I do know, and I always appreciate your comments on my posts, whenever!


May 23, 2024 09:21 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There is always something fun to do in Carlsbad Village, living there would be really nice!

May 23, 2024 05:12 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's a different lifestyle but you're right - there is lots to do Brian England  But it's easy enough to enjoy even if living out a ways from the Village.


May 23, 2024 09:16 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I love to visit Art events. Those people who create art are so deserving of recognition and sales. I often find the most unusual pieces of art and they become keepers. Artists are so dedicated to their craft! Plus, I never met a pushy one but always someone friendly and willing to talk, if one gives them their ears.  

May 24, 2024 04:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

We enjoy attending art events (and occasionally buying) as well. It can be a tough business as an artist and I suspect many struggle to make a decent living at it.  We've always enjoyed talking to artists to learn more about what inspires them and why they do what they do. We thoroughly enjoyed having our art gallery in MA for 3 years before moving here to SoCal.


May 24, 2024 10:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning @I always love reading about the Carlsbad Art in the Village show. I would definitely be making plans to go if I lived there!

May 24, 2024 04:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I think you would enjoy it Dorie Dillard Austin TX . We have been to this art fair several times and the quality and diversity of art work is pretty impressive.


May 24, 2024 10:59 AM