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Cultural Arts

Since 1986, the Cultural Arts Office has worked to make arts and culture an integral and inspiring part of the community’s life. The Cultural Arts Office seeks to create connections among artists, cultural organizations, community groups, businesses, visitors and residents that sustain and promote a thriving, diverse, creative city. 

The Cultural Arts Office oversees important arts and cultural programs in the community including: 

Love Art? Love Carlsbad? 

If you love art and your community, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you. The city is now accepting applications for the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission advises City Council and Cultural Arts staff on arts and culture matters, the development of programs and services, public art and the funding of Community Arts Grants. The commission will have vacancies beginning in March 2017. Interested residents are encouraged to apply. Commission members are appointed by the City Council. Applications are available at the Carlsbad City Clerk’s office. 

Cultural Arts Office Has Moved

The Cultural Arts Office staff has moved to the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane. The move is part of the library’s renovation and allows the staff to be closer to the William D. Cannon Art Gallery and Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, home to many cultural arts programs.

Staff Phone Numbers (Beginning early July) 

Cheryl Blaine 760-602-2082
Jillian Buccola 760-602-2057
Megan Gilby 760-602-2081
Karen McGuire 760-602-2022
Sandra Riggins 760-602-2085
Tonya Rodzach 760-602-2084



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Juried Biennial Opens 1/22

January 13, 2017 
The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office will feature the 2017 Juried Biennial exhibit from Jan. 22 through March 5,...

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2017 Cinema Series Announced

January 10, 2017 
The City of Carlsbad is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 Cinema Series at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at...

General Information

Cultural Arts Office
Carlsbad City Library complex
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(located on the second floor)
760-602-2090 main line

Mailing Address
Cultural Arts Office
Carlsbad City Library complex
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Upcoming Events

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7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM