40th Annual Art in the Park will take place Memorial Weekend: May 27 & May 28, 2017
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. To apply for participation in the 40th Annual Art in the Park, click here or download the application or apply online.
Thanks so much to our generous 2016 Sponsors To become a 2017 Sponsor, please email Docas McLeod or give her a ring: 805.501.1996.
High School Artist Sponsors:
- Allstate Insurance, Jill Olivares
- Lightning Ridge Screen Printing
- Ojai Community Bank
- Ojai Lumber
- Ojai Self Storage
- Rainbow Bridge
- Andrew J. Snett, Wells Fargo Advisors
- Tolman and Wiker Insurance, Judy Diaz
- Ojai Creates
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, Memorial Weekend 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Previous Art in the Park Videos
Our 2016 Art in the Park Poster was designed by a local high school artist! Click here to vote for this year's poster.
Grace Bergmann won the Art in the Park poster contest!! Great job to all the participants - congratulations Grace!
A special shout out to our 2016 winners:
1st place: Elaine Hughes
2nd place: JanyRae Seda
3rd place: Yumi Ueno
Honorable Mentions: Peter Buchan, Mark Doolittle, and Iris Williams
High School Category:
1st place: Audrey Hernandez
2nd place: Taylor Riggs
3rd place: Audrey Martel
2017 Music Lineup TBD
Art in the Park 2016
Art in the Park 2015
Art in the Park Exhibitor Information
If you are interested in joining us, here are the particulars...
Ojai Art Center’s Art in the Park
Juried Fine Arts Festival
Every memorial weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai
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 come back at the end of the year when applications will be available. There will be a $25.00 Jurying fee which is non-refundable.
Note the following: