A hub for culture on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel-by-the-Sea has always been a little slice of heaven with a big devotion to the arts. Its streets are filled with charming art galleries and state-of-the-art performing art centers boasting packed performance schedules, so it is no wonder that Carmel is the home of the annually acclaimed Carmel Art & Film Festival.
Celebrating art from virtually every medium, the festival runs from October 9-13, 2013 and includes performances and exhibits featuring music, fine art, photography and of course, film. This year’s featured artist is Louisiana native George Rodrigue, who considers Carmel the second home for himself and his iconic blue dog. This year’s festival will include a live painting demonstration and lecture by Rodrigue at the Patron Carnival Party held in his honor.
Art comes to life on stage with the musical portion of the festival. Highlighting young local talent and emerging artists alike, Carmel Art & Film is planning a line-up to rival that of last year’s bash, sure to get you out of your seat and dancing the night away.
No film festival would be complete without a dazzling line-up of the best in independent films. Screening the best in independent film in four categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short, and Student, California Art and Film Festival will show over 100 films over the four days at such venues as the Sunset Center, the Golden Bough Playhouse and the Carmel High School Performing Arts Center. As a special treat, the whole family is invited Saturday night for a special screening on beautiful Carmel Beach. Four days of cinematic pleasure culminates in the presentation of five awards at a special Filmmaker’s Gala at Sunset Center on Thursday, commemorating the best in each of the four film category, as well as the presentation of the coveted Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award, given to the director, actor, producer or cinematographer who best exemplifies Eastwood’s commitment to the craft of film making.
The Carmel Art & Film Festival is four days of art and culture you won’t want to miss, visit the event website www.carmelartandfilm.com to keep updated on the event line-up and other important details, and to get your tickets today!