Made on The Coast - Locally Grown, Community Supported Art

Local Artist Call for Entries!

Made on the Coast Locals’ Block has announced the Call for Entries for the 2023 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee. Deadline for entries is July 22, 2023.


MOTC artist Silvio Modena, bell makerLocal artists will be displaying their work on the first block of Main Street on Sunday October 16th, creating a one-day pop-up of great local art during the annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Coastal San Mateo County Artists (defined as Montara to Pescadero, Skyline to the ocean) are encouraged to apply. Entries are reviewed and juried by professional artists, who aim to keep the quality and originality of the work high, as well as keeping the booth offerings balanced and varied.

According to Nancy Quickert, local potter, “It’s a great local event providing a place for local artists and makers to showcase their work and an opportunity to network and promote handmade wares, upcoming sales, open studios and workshops.”

Artists from every medium are encouraged to apply. Previous participants have included local painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, furnituremakers, metal workers, stone sculptors, mixed media, and fabric and glass artists. Additionally, Made on the Coast encourages art demonstrations and student artists from local schools to participate.

Application Deadline

July 22nd is the application deadline for artist booths. For further information and to submit an online application, please go to or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

MOTC photographer Stuart Nafey and handmade ceramics by another local artist

Photos courtesy of Margaret Lindsey.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Celebrating the Great & Almighty Gourd
October 14-15, 2023 – 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA