The Carmel International Arts Festival typically brings in thousands for the two-day event along Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design District each September.
Naturally, that wasn’t going to be possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the 2020 festival had to be canceled.
CIAF organizers have put together an online festival to showcase artists. It continues through the month of this month.
“Providing an opportunity for the artists to still sell their art was a top priority for our entire executive board once we realized we had to cancel this year’s festival,” CIAF Executive Director Rachel Ferry said. “Our social media platforms are featuring all of the artists who were supposed to be here in Carmel for the festival. We’ve seen some great responses from both the artists and the community for our efforts and we are already looking forward to September 2021 when we can have an in-person festival.”
Ferry said she is proud of the efforts being made by her team to highlight all of the artists on the festival social media platforms as well as providing links to buy directly from the festival’s website.
More than 100 artists are participating in the following mediums: 2-D, 3-D, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography and wood.
For more, visit carmelartsfestival.org. The works also are featured on the Carmel International Arts Festival’s Facebook page and @CarmelArtsFest on Twitter.