Village Faire Art Festival

Each Labor Day weekend, COAL co-sponsors an Art Festival in conjunction with the Village Faire Center where the COAL gallery is located. COAL artists demonstrate their art techniques and display their art for sale. The public is invited to draw from a live model and music provided by the center.

The Village Faire Art Festival registration form is generally posted on the Home page of this website 60 days before the festival. The registration form provides festival entry rules, entry forms, dates, & times

Meetings and Demos

COAL holds monthly meetings and art demonstrations (except for August & December) See Demo Artist Page for address, map, dates, and times of demos.

These meetings are open to the public and feature an art demonstration conducted by a well-known local artist. This program is made possible in part by a Community Arts Grant from the City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office.

Art on the Green


Sales have been picking up at Art on the Green with visitors and locals alike.  If you would like to be part of this exclusive group of artists and have not yet been juried into the show, please contact Ann Hurd at or Deb Capetz at

COAL has expanded the art that can be displayed to include artistic and uniquely designed jewelry, scarves, ceramics, and glass art.  These may be shown as long as they are accompanied with your work that is appropriate to hang in the COAL Gallery. Members who wish to participate must be juried into the group by the COAL Board of Directors.

Artists have the opportunity to display their artwork every weekend throughout the year (weather permitting) on the lawn in front of the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, 3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008.Map

See the Art on the Green Rules on the Policies and Forms page.

Featured Artists

Each month (except March & August), one COAL member is a featured artist and is given a prominent space to display his/her artwork in the gallery. To qualify for featured artist, the member must have won Best of Show at one of the COAL monthly art shows. These artists can be seen on the Featured Artists page.

Children's Art Show

Each May, COAL sponsors an art exhibit of youth art at the gallery. The show is open to individual children (Pre-K-8th grade), home-schooled children, and classroom students. Ribbons and prizes are awarded at a reception for artists and their families.For further information, please contact the Co-Director of Youth Programs listed on the Contact Us page of this site. Details about show for the current year are posted on the home page of this site about 60 days before the show.