Christine Davis 
Executive Director
Carlsbad Village Association 

The Carlsbad Village Association is excited to be hosting a new pop-up art experience in collaboration with the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. While the Village has long been home to a variety of art events such as Art in the Village, the Makers Market, and even seasonal events such as the Carlsbad Village Art Walk, this is the first time the focus is on connecting local established artists with downtown businesses. This temporary art program is designed to create interaction between the business and creative arts sectors and will encourage local businesses to incorporate unique temporary artistic creations that enliven the Village.

Starting Friday, April 2, and running through April 25, five local and regional glassblowing artists will have a selection of their unique glass art on display in retail, service, and hospitality businesses in downtown Carlsbad. There are a total of 15 businesses participating.

“We are really looking forward to hosting one of the artists,” said Joli Hatch, Assistant General Manager of the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. “The art piece that has been chosen for our location is stunning and we know our guests will enjoy learning more about the art form and the artist.”

Each artist display will be accompanied by a placard introducing the artist that will also include a description of the art of glassblowing and local resources for Barrio Glassworks, located in the Village. There will be a QR Code and website link on the placard for more information.

“Glassblowing has become very popular recently due to the success of the Netflix series Blown Away,” said Mary Devlin, owner of Barrio Glassworks. “However, the art form itself dates back to the 1st century BC. I know the public will really enjoy learning more about the process and will be amazed at the beauty of the pieces on display.”

A list of the 15 participating businesses, their location and hours, along with artist biographies, will be available on the Carlsbad Village Association website at www.carlsbad-village.com.

Stay tuned to learn where art pops-up next in the Village!

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