AUGUST 13 & 14, 2016
APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
Norm Daniels, Coming Home
"Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure." 
~ Alfred North Whitehead
July 2016

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station
August 13 & 14, 2016

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017


The April festival in Little Italy (April 30 & May1) filled the streets with more than 100,000 attendees, and both visual and performing arts of all kinds.  Revisit the celebration now with our  recap video!

If you left that perfect piece of artwork behind, or if you missed the event, you can still connect with all the participating artists on the festival website in the participating artist gallery.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
August 13 & 14, 2016 10:00AM to 6:00PM

There are just a few spaces remaining for the 11th Annual ArtWalk  @ Liberty Station will take place August 13 & 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 on Saturday and 10:99AM to 5:00PM on Sunday. The stunning location is Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station. Artist applications have been pouring in so don't miss out on an event that will sell out very soon.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station offers plenty of free parking, has the perfect layout for easy load-in and load-out, and with our unique footprint, every artist occupies a corner tent!

Artists receive the benefits of our organization's marketing and publicity program which brings thousands of attendees to each of the events we produce. A high quality tent and a page on the ArtWalk @ Liberty Station website are included in your registration fees. Designated special free parking, Friday load-in and booth sitter services are among the artist amenities. It's an opportunity to get your fine art in front of thousands of collectors from all over San Diego County and visitors to our city. Mark your calendars now and register today!

Mark your calendars now and register today!


ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Volunteers Needed

Would you like to participate in a beautiful showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 2016! We offer volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place August 13 & 14, and for pre-event activities during July and August.

As an ArtWalk volunteer you receive our official 2016 Tshirt and may participate in a "volunteers only" raffle of great artwork and prizes, donated by our artists and sponsors.

Click here to learn more about available volunteer positions!

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
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 for more information. 
ArtReach hosts Party ARTy!
September 25, 2016
In a stunning private home in Del Mar
4pm to 7pm

Proceeds benefit the ArtReach Access to Art program that provides free or very low-cost, artist-led instruction to K-6 schools that would otherwise have none.

Bid on art created live at the event, Tempting auction Items, Wine ring toss,Floating prizes, Student art

FESTIVE FOOD Urban Solace Catering 
MUSIC BY The Boxsets
Knockaround sunglasses for all

COST $125 in advance / $135 at the door
INFORMATION:  619-940-7278
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Attention painters! Take advantage of the great July sales at Artist & Craftsman Supply in Hillcrest!

Fredrix stretched canvases 60% off list, Global Art Fluid 100 watercolor blocks 50% off list, and professional watercolor tubes 40% off list! (Includes Holbein, Grahm, Winsor & Newton, and Daniel Smith)

Visit for more information. 
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The exhibition will be available for viewing at City College Gallery, 1508 C Street in San Diego, through July 14th. Public voting will take place. The Closing Reception and Recipient Announcement will take place Thursday,July 14th, from 4 to 5 PM. 

Visit for more information. 
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art continues to celebrate their One-Year Anniversary show until July 17th. This exhibition highlights new #ArtYouEnjoy from the gallery’s top artists!

On July 23rd the gallery opens WATER WORKS exhibition through September 25th. A beautiful show exploring the popular theme of water in either the subject, the medium, or the feel of the art work. The opening reception on July 30th from 7-9pm includes hors d'oeuvres, hosted wine, & brand NEW ARTWORK!

July Artist Demos at Adelman: July 2nd, 12-2pm - Ellen Dieter, July 9th, 12-2pm - Katya Saab, July 16th, 2-4pm - Sarah Stieber, July 23rd, 6-8pm - Craig Kindel, July 30th, 1-4pm - Zigaloe

On July 14th, Lexi Pulido and Adelman Fine Art attend "Mixtape Thursday" at The Lafayette Hotel. Offering live music and an art show from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the conservatory. No Cover!

Always be sure to check in with Adelman Fine Art's SALE! page to see new and different special art sales!
San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art presents Brush and Ink: Chinese Paintings, through September 4, 2016.In presenting Brush and Ink: Chinese Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art Selected by Pan Gongkai,  the Museum hopes to foster awareness and encourage further research into this important part of the Museum's collection.

Curated by contemporary Chinese artist Pan Gongkai, the works have been selected to highlight the artistry of the traditional technique of brush and ink painting from the 15th century to the present. Hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, fans and Pan's own monumental painting, made for The San Diego Museum of Art in 2015, illustrate stylistic trends but also the remarkable continuity of Chinese ink painting.

Visit for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents The Mingei of Japanese Cinema. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture this summer by spending your Friday evenings at Mingei for films, performances and demonstrations in July and August. 

July 15th: Equinox Flower
July 22nd: Still Walking

This collection includes films from throughout Japanese film history. Relax at the Museum while enjoying a beer or glass of wine, and discover new and familiar areas of Japanese culture to enjoy. Take in a different film and program each week.

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Downtown at Sundown on Thursday, July 21st, 2016. 

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla will host Shore Thing, Thursday, July 7th through Thursday, September 1st, 2016

This summertime favorite is back! Every Thursday evening from 5-8 PM, join MCASD La Jolla for free admission, exhibition tours of Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection, music by The Roots Factory Art Collective, light bites, and a cash bar on the terrace. BYOP (bring your own picnic) for this extended-hours event and enjoy the sunset from our seaside Edwards Family Sculpture Garden.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum presents Adrienne Joy in the Rotunda Gallery through July 23, 2016.

Adrienne Joy presents an intimate suite of expressionistic oil paintings that are based on photographs she took of people and situations that sparked her curiosity while traveling on the streets, and in the public transportation, of London, Glasgow and Paris. The source images are a collection of chance encounters and random snapshots, in the tradition of street photography. Joy then created re-imagined portraits developing a psychological connection to each subject through a trial and error method of unplanned painting. 

Visit for more information.
Friday Night Liberty

Arts District Liberty Station will feature several special events during Friday Night Liberty on July 1st, 2016, from 5PM -9PM. Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest FREE monthly art event! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District.

Visit to see an entire program with details and times for performances!
Meyer Fine Art

In celebration of the gallery being open 10 years in Little Italy, Meyer Fine Art presents a group exhibition featuring original, limited edition etchings, lithographs, and other works on paper by important established and emerging artists, some of the most sought-after artists of today. The diverse selection of artists shown include Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Andy Warhol and many more.

The exhibition will be available for viewing through Saturday, July 23, 2016. Learn more at
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography, through October 9, 2016. Beauty and the Beast presents an examination of animals in photography in celebration of the San Diego Zoo Centennial. Showcasing a diverse range of photographers, the exhibition highlights the many ways animals are featured from portraits to supporting subjects.

For more information, visit
Oceanside Museum
of Art

Join the Oceanside Museum of Art on Saturday, July 23rd for their Museum Ball: A Night at the Casbah. Each year The Museum Ball dazzles attendees as an absolutely spectacular experience.

This year the event opens with guests enjoying a twilight champagne reception on the museum’s expansive Biogen-Idec Terrace and cascades into the grand Frederick Fisher lobby. From there guests travel to the splendor of the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza which will be overcome with dancing under the stars to the sounds of The Fabulous Pelicans, following cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, elegant al fresco dining by Crown Point Catering, and an exciting live auction and opportunity drawing designed to support the museum’s educational programs and highly regarded exhibitions.

For more information, visit
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 to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse, in co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents The Last Tiger in Haiti through July 24, 2016.

It’s the final night of Kanaval in Haiti, and a group of abandoned children spend it trading fantastic folktales until the line between reality and fiction blurs. At daybreak, the oldest plans to leave for a new life but discovers the story of his future and past are in the hands of someone else. Set in a world that is utterly real and remarkably imaginative, this unforgettable new play from Jeff Augustin weaves Haitian lore into a contemporary narrative of survival and betrayal.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Macbeth in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre through July 24, 2016 

Tempted by an evil prophecy, and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters. A stellar cast, under the direction of renowned Shakespearean Brian Kulick, will electrify the San Diego night with a stunning rendition of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents Beautiful, August 2-7, 2016. This Carole King Musical tells the Tony Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

For more information and tickets, visit
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
Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre presents Gypsy, July 14 through September 4, 2016. Indomitable stage mother Rose chases vicarious success and stardom as she pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit. When Dainty June flees the act to elope, Rose vows to make introverted Louise into a star. Boasting one show-stopping song after another - like Everything's Coming Up Roses and Let Me Entertain You - this classic musical was inspired by memoirs of the legendary burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee.

For ticket and performance information, visit
Lamb's Players Theatre

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents American Rhythm through August 7th at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. A vibrant cast of massively talented actor/singer/dancers - and San Diego's hottest band - take you on an exhilarating journey into the heart of America through 100 years of great music! 

The costumes, the dances, the memorable songs of the last 10 decades - from Ragtime to Jazz, Gospel to Swing, Country to Rock & Roll - all in one unforgettable performance!

For ticket and performance information, visit
California Center
for the Arts

California Center for the Arts will host My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action through August 14, 2016. Discover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in the sprawling collection of international artworks that is My Hero. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols and present critical questions about their God-like stature as they re-imagine and newly interpret iconic superhero imagery. Some spin the fantasy even further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new.

For more information visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Maestro, July 6 through July 17 on the Lyceum Stage. Combining first person narrative, and his own music as well as music that inspired him, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO is a tale spanning the entire 20th century. Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star…for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist.

For more performance information, visit
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2016 ArtWalk @Liberty Station 
Liberty Station, Pt. Loma 
August 13 & 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk 
San Diego's Little Italy
April 29 & 30, 2017 - 11:00AM to 6:00 PM