39th Annual Art in the Park will take place Memorial Weekend: May 21 & May 22, 2016
NOTE: We will begin taking applications for the next year's Art in the Park towards the end of the year. Please visit the web site in October.
Art in the Park is an annual tradition started in 1977 by local artists at the Ojai Art Center to give fine artists a place to sell their work during Memorial Day weekend. Nestled amongst the oaks in beautiful Libbey Park (Ojai, California), a natural setting is created to showcase the rich mixture of works in a variety of mediums. Art in the Park has enjoyed a long tradition of displaying quality art. Presented by the Ojai Art Center, the oldest non-profit art center in California, the festival attracts artists from near and far. The relaxed atmosphere and approachable artists draws crowds (between 3,000 – 5,000) from Ojai and neighboring communities.
Art in the Park 2015
A special shout out to our 2015 winners:
1st place: Joe Hoynik
2nd place: Duane Dammeyer
3rd place: Hartu Hakobyan
Honorable Mentions: Billie Fioretto, Eileen Goldenberg and James Hill
High School Category:
1st place: Michael Martel
2nd place: Audrey Hernandez
3rd place: Taylor Cobb
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If you are interested in joining us, here are the particulars...
Ojai Art Center’s Art in the Park
Juried Fine Arts Festival
May 23 & May 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai
Download Exhibitor Map
2015 Music Lineup
The 38th Annual Art in the Park music is brought to you by A to Z Musical Services. Musical acts perform all day Saturday and Sunday and musical styles vary from folk and rock to jazz.
Saturday, May 23rd
10:00 – 10:50am Patrice
11:00 – 11:50am Sally Jackles Jazz Duo
12:00 – 12:50pm Jade Hendrix
1:00 -- 1:55pm Sabrina Lentini
2:00 – 3:30pm Cindy Kalmenson
3:45 – 5:00pm The Perry Brothers Band with special guests
Sunday, May 24th
10:00 – 10:30am Francisco Leon
10:30 – 11:00am Gay Martin
11:00 – 11:55am Alas Latinas
12:00 – 12:50pm Jamey Geston & Friends
1:00 – 1:50pm Brandi Rose
2:00 – 2:50pm Smitty & Julija
3:00 – 5:00pm Art Center Jazz All Stars
Art in the Park Areas
In addition to the 100 fine art exhibits, Art in the Park includes the following areas which are available for sponsorship:
Whether an artist or an art lover, plan ahead and take part in an Ojai tradition: Art in the Park, Fine art in a fine place!
Art in the Park takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 24th and 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ojai’s Libbey Park. Artists interested in exhibiting should apply online or download and mail in the application. Questions should be directed to email@example.com. The show is located in beautiful Libbey Park in downtown Ojai across the footbridge that connects the Art Center and Montgomery Street to the Park. Exhibit spaces fill the park with some of the finest artists on the California coast and many from surrounding states as well. Artists are welcome to demonstrate their medium within the confines of their booth adding a sense of festival to the event. Awards are given in categories.
For more art festival listings, please visit ArtFairCalendar.com.
Some samples of our past exhibitors' works
To download the park map with 2014 exhibitor booth locations, click here.
To download the front of 2014 art in the park brochure, click here.
Food & Beverage
Food and beverage provided by The Underground Gourmet Food Truck and JavaCat.
Thanks so much to our generous Sponsors. See more sponsorship info. on our Sponsorship page.
High School Artist Sponsors:
- Allstate Insurance, Jill Olivares
- Azu Restaurant
- California Solar Electric
- Chisum's Floor Covering
- Frameworks of Ojai
- JJ"s Sports Zone
- Lightning Ridge Screen Printing
- Ojai Community Bank
- Ojai Self Storage
- Pacific Stoneworks
- Rainbow Bridge
- Shelter Social Club
- Andrew J. Snett, Wells Fargo Advisors
- Soul Centered
- Tolman and Wiker Insurance
- Ojai Creates
- Ojai Valley News
Art in the Park Exhibitor Information
Our juried fine art show awards over $1,000:
If you have been accepted to Art in the Park, click here to make your payment.
Art in the Park General Information:
If you are a fine artist and would like to apply for this Memorial Day weekend, please click here to apply online. If you would rather download the application, please click here. The $25.00 Jurying fee is non-refundable.
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