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Coming this summer: TGIF in Your Backyard

Since the pandemic short-circuited the planning process for the 2021 season of the TGIF Concerts in the Parks, we can look forward to their return during summer 2022 and the 35th Anniversary. To keep the TGIF spirit alive, the Cultural Arts Office will present a virtual series of four concerts, TGIF in Your Backyard, recorded live in the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library. Cultural Arts Manager Richard Schultz remarked, “It’s Carlsbad’s favorite summer tradition. Now, they can fire up the barbecue and invite family and friends for their own special TGIF celebration at home.” Available through the city’s website, each concert will debut on a Friday in July and August and be available for additional viewing for a week.

Escape to an outdoor gallery oasis

The Carlsbad Sculpture Garden makes a comeback with Another Glance: Celebrating 25 Years in the Garden. This year-long exhibit, now open, celebrates 10 local, regional and national artists who have been previously showcased in this natural setting. Public Art Coordinator, Tonya Rodzach shares, “These amazing artists expressed their excitement to share their works of art with Carlsbad in a refreshed space where public art takes center stage.” Located at 2955 Elmwood Street in Carlsbad, this outdoor gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.More Info

Cannon Art Gallery showcases county-wide artists

William D. Cannon Art Gallery’s 2021 Juried Exhibition opens June 12 and runs through August 7. Guest judges Sonya Sparks, Owner of Sparks Gallery in San Diego, and Andrew Utt, Executive Director of Lux Art Institute in Encinitas reviewed the artwork submitted by over 125 emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. Curator Karen McGuire commented, “From dreamy landscapes to brightly-hued abstractions, from computer-assisted photography to geometric textiles, from hyper-realistic drawings to hand-built ceramics, this exhibition is certain to have something to stimulate everyone’s interest, fire their imagination and satisfy their spirit.” This eclectic mix of 43 artworks by 30 artists showcases the abundance of talent in Carlsbad and San Diego County. More Info

Virtually Artful celebrates musical talent

Ryan Hiller: Live in Virtual Land! Streaming June 16 – 22
Full of funk, soul and whole lot of rock n’ roll, Ryan Hiller is a highly sought-after musician who delivers memorable performances full of passion, energy and great music. He is a highly accomplished and technically proficient guitar professional and singer who brings crowds to their feet with his own songs and perfectly rendered covers in his unique style. More Info

Del Mar Duo: Music Around the World Streaming June 23 – 29
Flutist Rosalind Richards and pianist Miho Gary collaborate to create a memorable musical experience. Richards has played with the La Jolla Civic Orchestra and Villa Music Orchestra. Gary, originally from Kokura, Japan, graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has won numerous honors including teaching from Steinway. More Info 

Save The Date

2021-22 Community Arts Grants cycle deadline has been extended to Monday, June 7. Apply today! More Info

Virtual Family Open Studios event featuring artist Griselda Rosas is coming up on Saturday, July 31 at 11 a.m. Mark your calendars and check out the July enews for details. More Info
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