Celebrating the Arts this holiday season

Established in 1986, Cultural Arts, a division of the Library & Cultural Arts Department for the City of Carlsbad, strives to enhance vitality of the city and the quality of life for all residents by supporting an environment where arts and cultural organizations thrive, and people of all ages enjoy opportunities for expression and lifelong learning. Every year, the month of October is recognized nationally as Art & Humanities Month.

Art & Humanities Month promotes the idea that art and culture are not luxuries but essential elements that enhance our capacity as people to foster critical thinking, empathy and personal growth, while encouraging the critical investment in the arts and cultural locally to enhance the quality of life for all residents. Cultural Arts views yearlong programming as an opportunity to acknowledge, appreciate, and celebrate the rich tapestry of human creativity, history, diversity and expression – with the motto “The Arts: Everyday Everywhere.” Have any plans on Saturday night? We have a few suggestions for you! Cultural Arts is pleased to announce the 2023-24 performing arts season is underway.

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month talented artists from across San Diego and here in Carlsbad, offer the best value in North County entertainment. Join us for a fun evening at the Schulman Auditorium, where your seat is always FREE. Explore the latest exhibit, Dual Visions, which features abstracted works of art created by artists, Sijia Chen and Kelsey Overstreet in the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, located within the Carlsbad City Library complex on Dove Lane. This exhibit showcases artwork highlighting the artist’s personal narrative through their unique use of color, line and pattern to create movement, along with the juxtaposition of organic shapes and textural elements. As a viewer you’re able to hone and look closely at the details of each work, however when you step back and look from a distance, you’re able to take in the whole composition that may take you into your own reflective journey. This stunning exhibit is on view now through December 16.

To see our full schedule of performers, or learn more about the most recent gallery exhibition, scan our QR code for more details.