Who we are
The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts is a nonprofit group dedicated to making the arts an integral part of the community experience by helping to bring the highest quality arts and arts education programs to our region.
Founded in 1987 and formerly known as the Carlsbad Arts Associates, we remain committed to our original mission: to promote and support the programs and activities of the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office.
Who you are
You can help ensure these programs continue to make Carlsbad a vibrant center for the cultural arts!
First, join us. Membership is only $25 a year. Click here and fill out our membership form to begin to enjoy our members-only discounts and benefits.
What we do
The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts provides major support to the following programs:
TGIF Jazz in the Parks
A free summer concert series that highlights top-notch local, regional and national performers weekly in a beautiful park setting offering plenty of open space to dance and picnic, plus overall fun times!>
Art at Jazz
Hands on visual art activities for youths at the TGIF concerts.>
Hands-on visual art activities for youths at the TGIF concerts.>
Family Open Studio
Art-making programs offered in conjunction with Canon Art Gallery exhibitions.>
Exclusive member previews of new exhibitions at the Canon Art Gallery.>