Art in the Park
This Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 – 5 p.m. in downtown Ojai’s Libbey Park. Over 90 artists and thousands of art lovers gather to appreciate fine art, great music and local food.
Join us for fine art in a fine place!
We thank the generosity of our 2013 Art in the Park sponsors:
- Bliss Frozen Yogurt
- California Solar Electric
- Coffee Connection
- Jersey Mike’s
- Ojai Creates
- Ojai Monthly & Quarterly
- Ojai Rotary West
- Rivellino’s Handcrated Meatball
- Soul Centered
- TWIW Insurance
Interested in sponsoring Art in the Park? Email us for more information.
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 the 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.
In addition to the fine art exhibits, Art in the Park has expanded to include the following areas which are available for sponsorship:
High School Student Exhibition Area – Art in the Park provides high school art students the opportunity to interact with the public and sell their art pieces. Students gain great real-life experience creating their displays, marketing their works and making what is often their first (of many!) sale.
Food Lounge – Take in the local flavor by tasting some fun and fancy culinary treats.
Music Venue – Take a break from the art exhibits and relax under the oaks while listening to some of the best musicians in the area.
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 each Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ojai’s Libbey Park
Artists interested in exhibiting should download the application and return it to the Ojai Art Center by the end of March. Acceptance letters will be mailed end of April. 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 that include:
Videos from Art in the Park
Our juried fine art show awards over $1,000:
$500 for the Best of Show
$300 for the Award of Excellence
$200 for the Award of Distinction
$100 each for three Honorable Mentions
Special categories and prizes for high school artists are also awarded.
Winners of 2012 Art in the Park:
Podcast of Art in the Park interview with Director Teri Mettala
For more Art Fair Events, please visit ArtFairCalendar.com