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Carlsbad celebrates day of art

CARLSBAD — Held on the second Sunday every August for 21 years, the Carlsbad Village Association’s Art in the Village will return from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, bringing 110 local and regional fine artists together for a one-day, open-air art show.
Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding cities, this annual event attracts thousands of art enthusiasts each year and features oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculpture, as well as artisans who work in the mediums of jewelry, woodworking, furniture, pottery, hand-painted clothing and accessories.
Art in the Village is sponsored by the city of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Department and Mission Federal Credit Union. Starting at 9 a.m., just blocks from Carlsbad State Beach, attendees can browse exhibits and meet the artists along State Street and Grand Avenue. Live sculpting and painting demonstrations will also take place throughout the day. Returning to Art in the Village this year will be the Family Open Studios, operated by the city of Carlsbad, available for art-making projects for the whole family. The Student Art Pavilion will showcase the artwork of young artists from Carlsbad’s middle and high schools.
In addition to singers from New Village Arts performing a cabaret program, musical groups featuring jazz, R&B and contemporary music, will perform on the city’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks stage.
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