Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
1140 North Harbor Drive
"B" Street Pier, San Diego, CA

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Artists Invited

It’s been called the “most creative atmosphere in the world”.   It has an upscale audience that loves beauty and has the wherewithal to buy it.   So you might sell more here than at just about any other event in Southern California.

250,000 people will come to San Diego’s North Embarcadero over the Labor Day holiday weekend. They’ll enjoy Seaport Village and the Old Police Headquarters, the Maritime Museum’s Festival of Sail (tall ships from around the world), the U.S.S. Midway aircraft carrier museum, and of course, our beautiful bay.

An estimated 50,000 of them will pay a modest admission price ($5-$10) to enter our exquisite art show and sale. They will see the world’s best sand sculptors from Singapore, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia and Canada challenge the best from the U.S., carving magnificent sculptures that can be seen nowhere else.  They will peruse and purchase works in other media (can’t take sand sculptures home — they weigh over 10 tons and would ruin the carpet) . . . media like metal and glass, acrylics and ceramics, wood and fabric, gemstones and, you-name-it. They’ll buy works in oil and watercolor (kind of appropriate on a pier over the water, no?), and photography too.

Along with the incredible array of art, the event features live big band entertainment, more than a dozen gourmet food trucks, kids sandcastle building lessons and rides, appearances by City and Port officials, coverage on all area TV stations and advertising in a large number of print media. (Participating artists are listed in a 4-page full-color ad in the San Diego Union-Tribune.) And the Web! Altogether, the event generated 78,250,000 media impressions last year. What other events that you exhibit at even come close?

This is the last big holiday of summer, and tourists and locals alike are in a spending mood.

Your exhibit will be part of a special section of the show called ‘Art in the Park on the Pier’. Bring your own canopy, table and chairs, or rent them from us. Booth adjacencies may be arranged for groups. Or two artists may share one 10’x10’ area.

Space is limited to 52 booths, so please apply early. Please email or call Joyce at 619.980.6651.

Interested? Download the Artist Application here…

…then return your completed application to us and apply via phone or US mail.