16th Art in the Village on scene Aug. 10 in Carlsbad


Held on the second Sunday of August, The Carlsbad Village Association’s Art in the Village will return Aug. 10, bringing more than 100 local and regional artists for a one-day, open air event.

Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas, the event attracts thousands of residents and a diverse selection of fine artists, sculptors, photographers and craftsmen. Starting at 9 a.m., visitors can browse exhibits and listen to live music along State Street and Grand Avenue in the heart of the Village, just blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.

“The CVA started Art in the Village as a way to draw attention to the local art community, which was largely under the radar until that time,” said Doug Avis, chairman of the Carlsbad Village Association’s board of directors. “We’re pleased to see its success over the years and growth from a small market to a large yearly event that includes artists from all over North County.”

As an added feature this year, guests who bicycle to the event will be offered a free valet service staffed by the San Diego County Bike Coalition in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments and the city of Carlsbad. The valet service will provide secure, supervised bicycle parking so cyclists can enjoy the events without having to hunt for an ideal place to lock up their bikes.

Art in the Village will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Artists who are interested in participating should call Show Manager Brian Roth at 760-945-9288 or email For information and updates about Carlsbad Village and the CVA’s events, visit