31 Flowers by AkZhana Maxim
"Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have
come alive." Howard Thurman
April 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 28 & 29 , 2018
San Diego's Little Italy

August 11 & 12, 2018
Arts District at Liberty Station

September 22 & 23, 2018
Armada Drive
Mission Federal ArtWalk: Just a Few Weeks Away!  April 28 and 29  

San Diego's Original Fine Art Festival returns at the end of this month.  We’ve selected over 350 artists from more than 700 applicants, to show and sell their work. Artists travel from all over the country and Mexico to share their creativity with San Diego collectors. 

One of the many elements we're looking forward to is having the brand new Piazza della Famiglia included as a part of the event footprint. Located on Date Street between India and Columbia Streets, the Piazza will be abuzz with chalk artists creating artwork on the pavement, a music stage, and THE SPACE. 

Produced by  Vanguard Culture
 THE SPACE is an immersive art installation that includes performances, talks, and eclectic experiences within a creative space curated by the Vanguard Culture team. 

Artist and Craftsman Supply, our amazing art material partners, return this year with another creative interactive art project that you can take away, as well as a community mural. 

The festival celebrates all types of art, including music, dance, and this year for the first time, we’re showcasing spoken word art in our debut of ArtTALKS.  From 1-2:30 PM each day, an array of spoken word artists will deliver poetry performances on our north stage at India and Grape Street.

Be sure to check our website for parking and MTS Trolley information, performance schedules and information on interactive art experiences.
Take Lyft to Mission Fed ArtWalk:     

We have partnered wit Lyft once again to help you get to and from the festival with no parking worries.  A special code will be offered (check our website in April) that offers Lyft users a 30% discount up to $3 for transportation to/from Little Italy for ArtWalk weekend. 
Mission Federal Credit Union Presents
Mission for Nonprofits

Join Mission Federal Credit Union in the Mission for Nonprofits program. When you open a Mission Fed Checking Account, you will receive $25 into your new account. Mission Fed will also make a $25 donation directly to the approved nonprofit organization of your choice! These no-strings-attached funds can be used by the nonprofit for the vital programs and services it provides to the community. 

To find out how your local nonprofit can join Mission for Nonprofits, visit www.MissionFed.com/Nonprofits.
Visiting Little Italy? Parking is easier than you think!

610 W Ash is conveniently located on India and Ash minutes minutes walk from the heart of Little Italy. Our garage is clean and patrolled 24/7 by onsite building Security. With over 300 available stalls on nights and weekends, park your car here at 610 W. Ash and enjoy the sites and sounds of Little Italy. Our rates are competitive to surrounding parking garages with our night and weekend daily rate at $5 flat for those who want to enjoy a day or evening in Little Italy.

For those who work in the area, there is also monthly parking available. Our rates are also competitive to other parking structures in the area. If interested please reach out to Gary Sykes Parking Manager - gary_sykes@aceparking.com.

Mission Federal ArtWalk 2018

Would you like to participate in San Diego's largest annual showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at the 2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk!

We offer more than 300 volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place April 28 & April 29, with a few positions during the month of April. As a Mission Federal ArtWalk volunteer, you receive our official 2018 T-shirt and may participate in a "volunteers-only" raffle of great artwork and prizes, donated by our artists and sponsors. Minimum age to volunteer is 16 years.

Access our online volunteer registration system here.

ArtReach San Diego

ArtReach is busy! In the 2017-18 school year, ArtReach has provided creative art opportunities for 4,855 K-8 students at 23 San Diego County schools. These students learned weaving, ceramics, acrylic painting, chalk pastel, technical drawing and more, while exploring art history and discovering their individual artistic voice. Thank you for your continued support of the creative development of our youth!

Visit www.artreachsandiego.org for more information.
Artists Support ArtReach

Several participating artists will be donating a portion of their sales at the festival to ArtReach, the not-for-profit art education program that provides free or low cost visual arts workshops into K-6 schools countywide that would not otherwise have art education in their curriculum. Please join us in thanking these generous artists:

Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Spring sales are here and running through the end of May! 

-Select WATERCOLORS up to 40% off list including Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton, Sennelier and more!
-An extra 15% off Sennelier, Rembrandt, and Schmincke PASTELS! 
-Select EASELS an extra 15-20% off!

A&C can't wait to see all of the amazing work at this year's ArtWalk Little Italy! Make sure to stop by our interactive booth to make some artwork of your own to take home and communicate to a community mural!"

Visit www.artistcraftsman.com for more information.
Arts Partner of the Month: Ballast Point Brewing

The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while we savor the result, we’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.

Visit www.ballastpoint.com for more information.
Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Foreign Film Fridays in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad). Enjoy the best of worldwide cinemas, twice each month! Selections have been recognized by critics as some of the finest cinema the world has to offer. The films are screened with English subtitles and admission is free. 

April 6th- The Salesman (Iran): While participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator.

April 20th- Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  (Israel): After an incompatible marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court.

The 2018 Foreign Film Fridays series is made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation's Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.

Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art continues Flora & Fauna, an exhibition honoring nature's finest inspirations. This show is open to April 29th, 2018.

The gallery is so excited for their 5th Mission Federal Little Italy ArtWalk! We'll be representing artists Misun Holdorf, Aiden Kringen, Aubrey Ashburn, Erin Brekke Conn, and world-renowned finger painter Iris Scott.
Be sure to check out the Live Painting Schedule for artist demonstrations in April. ArtWalk weekend will have a jam-packed painting schedule!
**Mention this ArtWalk Newsletter and receive 10% off most items!**
Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery at their upcoming show Four Square. Any work with square dimensions is eligible.

Eligible Mediums: All 2-dimensional art welcome and any 3-dimensional artwork that fits on a pedestal. Photography and journal pages are also welcomed if prepared for hanging. All art must be ready-to-hang. Please affix two D-rings on the back of your work as the gallery utilizes a wire hanging system.

How to Enter: Enter via Eventbrite online HERE (choose the ticket that best fits the number of entries you have). Then you may submit your art digitally online or drop off in-person (see dates below). Accepted artists will be notified after the juror has made her decisions.

Entry deadline: Friday, May 4th by 4pm
Drop-off Art at Gallery: Now through May 4th
Exhibit Dates: May 12th - June 9th

Contact the gallery at arton30th@gmail.com for details. 
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network supports the Oceanside Museum of Art Auction. There will be a preview through April 7th and the actual auction will take place on April 7th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. Our thanks to those artist who contributed images: David Fokos, Allison Renshaw, Trinh Mai and Grant Brittain,, Mark Edwards Adams, Kirsten Francis and Arline Fisch. 

The North County Arts Network will hold a networking event Looking North: Seek to be Found at the Museum of Making Music (5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, 92008) on Monday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will be a chance to network with both performing and visual arts resources and also get updates about spreading the word about your events and projects. RSVP for free tickets.

Visit www.sdvisualarts.net for more information.
The Studio Door

The Studio Door presents San Diego Legends April 6 - 29. Celebrate the region's beauty and history as seen through the visual arts. This exhibit presents all points of view on topics like the scenery, people, history, politics, tourism/special events and local street art of San Diego. Local artists share their world view as only Southern Californians can.

For more information, visit www.thestudiodoor.com.
San Diego Museum
of Art

Springtime in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A blaze of color, bright blossoms, and lush foliage, a garden of earthly delights, the Museum blooms again. With 100+ floral interpretations of masterworks of art and four flower-filled days of events, Art Alive returns for its 37th year.

Visit www.sdmart.org for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents Weaving a Path: Navajo Women and the Feminine Ethos through May 20, 2018. For the Diné (Navajo), weaving is cosmological. It is also pivotal to the Diné creation story, maintenance of social order and behavior, and the careful balance of the world’s beauty, harmony, and order, called hózhó. When weaving, the Diné textile and the weaver become enjoined in hózhó, and the task transcends aesthetics and technique. As Diné society is matrilineal and matrilocal, all textiles are female. They are woven by women in a spiritual and economic process of survival for their communities and families. To deconstruct a Navajo textile into only material components like design, size, and color, neglects the importance of the textile and weaver’s souls. These are textiles woven by women, and woven of women.

Visit www.mingei.org for more information.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown

MCASD Downtown presents Border Performances: Art & Action in the Public Domain through April 19th.This exhibition features work produced during Transnational Seminar II, an experimental class designed by Collective Magpie with local college students from Universidad Autónoma de Baja CA, Tijuana (UABC) and UCSD. The exhibition showcases props used during a series of performances along Avenida Revolución in Tijuana, as well as in Balboa Park and MCASD.

US Prototype Border Wall Beauty Pageant addressed passersby while modeling border wall prototypes in a tongue-and-cheek pageant. The critical and satirical skit Anything to Declare? recalled the everyday, yet grueling, experience of being questioned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. The short contest, How Privileged are You? invited pedestrians to respond to questions about their privileges printed in bilingual speech bubbles on cardboard signs. Finally, Border Pressure presented a powerful monologue addressing the discrimination and alienation faced by many in today's America.

Visit www.mcasd.org for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Acoustic Evenings series at the Athenaeum showcases local, San Diego acoustic musicians. Three performers are featured in each program and are available at the intermission reception and post-concert meet-and-greet. The project advances the Athenaeum’s commitment to support San Diego talent. 

All concerts begin at 7:30 PM in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Room, 1008 Wall Street.

Visit www.ljathenaeum.org for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, April 6th. Taking place on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 pm, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theater and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District. 

Visit www.libertystation.com to learn more!
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents two films this April 2018. 

April 19 - San Diego Italian Film Festival, Tutto Quello Che Vuoi: Alessandro is a 22-year-old turbulent and ignorant slacker from Trastevere, Rome. Giorgio is eighty-five; he is a forgotten poet, who lives in solitude and restraint in a flat on the Gianicolo Hill, with only the help and care of his landlady and neighbor. The two live close, but their paths have never crossed, and couldn’t be more distant. This story puts them together when Alessandro is offered to accompany the old man for afternoon walks and is forced to accept the job.

April 27 - Coming of Age Film Festival Opening Night Reception & Screening, The Red Turtle: A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life. Coming of Age is San Diego’s only Film Festival dedicated to promoting, reinforcing and celebrating the process and power of Aging. To make the Festival as accessible as possible, admission is free to all films. Seating is on a first come basis. The five-film series will run weekly, from April 27 to May 25, 2018.

For more information, please visit www.mopa.org.
Meyer Fine Art

Clay Walker: 50s - 60s will be available for viewing and purchase at Meyer Fine Art, April 3rd through May 12th. The opening reception is Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Clay Walker (1924-2008), mid-century abstract expressionist/modernist, found his niche in the contemporary art world. This new exhibition focuses on Walker's artwork from the 1950s to the 1960s; it covers works on paper, from woodcuts and etchings to paintings on paper, a mélange of color, texture and creativity.

For more information, visit www.meyerfineartinc.com.
San Diego Art Institute

Within the current cultural climate, there is a desire among the creative community to use their artwork as a platform for their voices. The artists in our upcoming exhibition work in a variety of different media and subtle ways to address the topic of representation in the areas of sexuality, race, and cultural heritage. April 21 - June 2, 2018
For more information, visit www.sandiego-art.org.
Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals searching for unique visual and performing arts events while making a difference in their community.

Vanguard provides original interviews and reviews of the people, places and events that make up San Diego's thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week's best, most inspiring and unique visual and performing arts events.

Vanguard believes in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego's vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes

Visit www.vanguardculture.com to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents The Squirrels, June 5th through July 1st, 2018. Winter is on its way, and the squirrels are restless. Mistrust is growing between the Gray Squirrels, who enjoy a rich cache of nuts, and the outcast and hungry Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider ignites a savage war, the consequences are catastrophic. This epic play shows the animal instincts driving us all.

Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) directs Tony Award nominee Robert Askins’ (Hand to God) ambitious, out-landishly funny (and downright furry) new play.

For ticket information, visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
American Mariachi through April 29th, 2018. Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis...or can they?

As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together? American Mariachi is a heartwarming and hilarious world premiere comedy about family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step with a wave of vibrant, infectious live music.

For more information, visit www.theoldglobe.org.
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, May 29 through June 3. The epic and uplifting story features such beloved songs as I Dreamed A DreamOn My Own,” “StarsBring Him Home, and One Day More. Cameron Mackintosh’s breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck by its new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Come see one of the most celebrated shows in the history of musical theatre, Les Misérables.

For more information and tickets, visit www.broadwaysd.com.
San Diego Performing Arts League 

The San Diego Performing Arts League is a not-for-profit umbrella organization serving more than 150 theater, music and dance companies and their audiences throughout San Diego County. The League develops cost-effective, collaborative programs that bring new audiences to the arts and strengthen San Diego's performing arts with new sources of earned income and management support.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.sdartstix.com.
Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre presents A Little Light Music through April 22, 2018. Cygnet is thrilled to revisit one of its favorite musicals. Desirée Armfeldt has always captured the hearts of men. When both of her lovers-and their wives-show up for a weekend in the country, a tangled web of love and desire lead to humorous and heartbreaking revelations. Sophisticated, literate and stylish, but also disarmingly warm, funny, charming and very human. Featuring the hit song “Send in the Clowns.”

For ticket and performance information, visit www.cygnettheatre.com.
Lamb's Players Theatre

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Noises Off, April 6th through May 20th. 
Michael Frayn's brilliant send up of the British Bedroom farce and the touring theatre companies of England in the 1970s! Experience a show - from both in front of the set and backstage as it goes progressively... horribly... hilariously... wrong!

For ticket and performance information, visit 
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Beachtown through April 15, 2018. Stand up and voice your opinion or sit back and enjoy the delectable ride in this one of a kind theatrical event.

Imagine you live in the small local community of Beachtown. As a Beachtonian, you can stand up and voice your opinion to vote proud, alongside your neighbors, what will go inside our town's Time Capsule to represent the values of this beautiful place we call home.  Or, just sit back and enjoy the delicious debate, live music, and dessert from our community potluck. This town hall meeting like no other is about who we are and who we as a community want to be. Given this is Beachtown, you can count on a Celebration that breaks down barriers and discovers our shared dreams for the future of our town. #DemocracyAndDessert

For more performance information, visit www.sdrep.org.

The Little Italy Mercato

The Little Italy Mercato is the city market for downtown San Diego residents and visitors with more than 150 booths offering farm fresh produce, artisan foods and specialty items. The Mercato is thriving in its location along West Cedar Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street. Visit the Mercato every Saturday from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. MANGIA BENE!

Visit www.littleitalymercato.com for more information. 
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2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk
San Diego's Little Italy
April 28 & 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2018 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District at Liberty Station
August 11 & 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2018 ArtWalk Carlsbad 
Armada Drive, Carlsbad
September 22 & 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM