Carlsbad’s 13th Annual Art Faire – Art in the Village
CARLSBAD, CA, JULY 28, 2011: Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is proud to announce the 13th Annual Art in the Village, Artist and Artisans in Carlsbad which will be held Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 9am – 5pm on State Street and Grand Avenue in the Village of Carlsbad. The one day art faire is a long standing tradition in Carlsbad Village that is held on the second Sunday of each August. The event draws approximately 20,000 visitors and is FREE to the public.
Art in the Village
Features over 100 local and regional fine artists using mediums such as oil painting, watercolors, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculpture, as well as artisans who hand-design jewelry, woodworking, furniture, pottery, clothing and accessories. Each artist and artisan that participates guarantees the authenticity of their work and will be on site to meet the public. Many of the artists are world renowned and have had their art featured in major galleries and museums worldwide.
Art in the Village is fun for the whole family. Visitors and villagers of all ages will enjoy art demonstrations and lessons–including special art activities for kids–as well as food and music. For more information on Art in the Village , please call 760-434-2553. Interested fine artists and crafters visit www.kennedyfaires.com for an application.
COUNTY’S LARGEST STREET FAIRE – News from the North County Times
Located in the heart of Carlsbad, Carlsbad Village Faire features over 850 unique vendors, making it the largest street festival of its kind in the county. The art fair offers a little of everything, including arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more.
In fact, many vendors who attend this festivity, especially those from out of town, don’t make it to the smaller ones in the county.
Also at the faire are children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family.
CARLSBAD STREET FAIRE ROUTE
Carlsbad Village Drive is Main Faire Road
The street festival extends along Carlsbad Village Drive from I-5 to Carlsbad Blvd, overflowing onto tributary side streets. Vendor booths line both sides of the thoroughfare, with crowds streaming downt the street’s center and sides.
Special North County Times Faire Edition
To help you make the most of your visit, the North County Times will publish a special section on the day of the Carlsbad Village Faire, featuring coverage of the exhibitors and a map of the festivities.
Carlsbad Village Shops, Dining, Beach
Carlsbad Village specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, and bar and grills line the faire route and worth exploring as well.
At the west end of the street faire is Carlsbad Blvd, the city’s coastal road, and just steps from the beach and palisades.
CARLSBAD VILLAGE PARKING AND SHUTTLES
Parking for the popular festival is limited, so visitors are encouraged to use the complimentary shuttles that run to and from the faire every 15 minutes. The shuttle pick-up locations are at the northwest corner of Sears at Westfield Shoppingtown Plaza Camino Real (Highway 78 and Jefferson) as well as at the Poinsettia Coaster Station (Poinsettia exit off of
Parking is available on streets next to and several blocks from the street faire. First come, first serve. The walk is not unreasonable, considering the number of attendees.
This information was provided courtesy of the North County Times ( your best local newspaper, by the way!).