SAVE THE DATES:  April 14 and 15

Oceanside Days of Art 2018 ~ The Shakespeare Connection.
Forecast:  Good weather – Great art – Not “The Tempest”.

Oceanside Days of Art is a juried fine art festival selling a variety of unique artwork – paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry and photography. It is presented for the 26th year by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) ~ Saturday, April 14th & Sunday, April 15th ~ 10AM to 5PM.

  • 10 x 10 artist space = $135 prior to March 19th (discount date extended)
    – $155 thereafter
  • 10 x 20 artist space = $220 prior to March 19th (discount date extended)
    – $260 thereafter 

Applications are accepted at the Early Bird discount price until March 19th. Artists will be listed in the program, if received before March 29th.

As part of ODA, Oceanside Museum of Art offers half-price admission to its galleries at 704 Pier View Way. Artists will receive tickets to a reception in their honor at the Museum on Saturday evening. Additional tickets will be available for $10 at the blue OCAF tent on April 14th.

Oceanside Days of Art, held downtown on Pier View Way, is offered free to the public ~ with live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artists, painting and sculpture demonstrations and a delicious variety of food choices in the food court.

In addition, hundreds of pieces of art by high school students from Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista will be on display in the building of the local outpost for the National Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 503 Mission Ave, Oceanside. This is part of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League’s annual High School Art Show, with its grand conclusion through Oceanside Days of Art. The free exhibition, promoted by OCAF, features paintings, mixed media, graphics, ceramics, photography and sculpture. The gallery will be open the weekend of Oceanside Days of Art and also a couple of weeks leading up to the event.


Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and the Oceanside Days of Art committee invite you to apply for participation in the 26th annual Oceanside Days of Art to be held on Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to broaden the cultural, artistic, musical and performing arts in Oceanside and the surrounding communities.

Booth fees are:

Prior to March 19, 2018
10′ x 10′ space = $135
10′ x 20′ space = $220
After March 19, 2018
10′ x 10′ space = $155
10′ x 20′ space = $260

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of Oceanside Days of Art, OCAF is extending the Early Bird discount for artists to participate.

A listing in the official printed program of ODA will be ensured, if application is received by March 20th, 2018. Please carefully review all rules and guidelines prior to application submission.

A reception will be held at Oceanside Museum of Art Saturday evening, April 22nd which is complimentary to ODA artists. It will be in the upper gallery of Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA, 92054, from 5:30 until 7:00 pm. There will be entertainment by pianist Robert Parker with wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. The dress is casual. One free ticket for each booth space, additional tickets are $10.



Check List

  • Signed and Completed Two Page Artist Application Form
  • Four 4”x6” color photos of art work with name and phone number
  • Photo of Booth Display
  • If you would like your pictures returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Check for Booth Fee Payment
  • Mail to Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 3054, CA 92051


Artist Rules and Guidelines:

  1. All artwork displayed and presented for sale to the public must be original and current work created by the registered applicant.  No commercial, imported, or consigned goods of any kind will be allowed.  No clothing of any kind will be accepted.  Jewelry artists must produce most of the components used in their jewelry pieces.
  2. Only art media represented in the jury process may be offered for sale.  Misrepresented work will be removed at the sole discretion of the Oceanside Days of Art Committee.
  3. Artists agree to be present or to have a knowledgeable representative in their booth both Saturday and Sunday.  Artists are required to supply their own tables, chairs, and canopies.  Artists are encouraged to demonstrate in their spaces.
  4. All artists must have a permit from the State Board of Equalization and are responsible for all sales tax incurred.
  5. Artists are strongly encouraged to carry liability, personal injury, theft, and damage/loss insurance for their artwork, their own personal protection and for the protection of their customers.  Overnight security will be provided, however, Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and the Oceanside Days of Art committee shall assume no liability for damage, loss, or theft of property belonging to participants.
  6. Only one person may sell and show their work in each booth.  Sharing of booth space is not permitted unless the booth represents an art alliance or non-profit organization.
  7. Oceanside Days of Art is a family event and the Oceanside Days of Art committee reserves the right to refuse any art which is not appropriate for family viewing.
  8. All booths will be 10’x10’ or 10’x20’.  Artists must sell from their designated space only and not infringe on walkways or neighboring booth spaces.
  9. Booths must comply with local fire codes.  Vendors are required to use fire retardant tarps with CPAI-84 specification.  Tarps must be certified by the California State Fire Marshal.
  10. No refunds will be issued once applications have been accepted and approved.
  11. Approval of applications and/or booth location will be at the sole discretion of the Oceanside Days of Art Committee.


Food vendor booth rates are $325.00 for a 10’ X 10’ or $425.00 for a 10’ X 20’, plus $50.00 – Cleaning Deposit (Refundable). Deadline for food vendor applications – March 28, 2018.