AUGUST 13 & 14, 2016
APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
Dave Ness, Coastal Breeze
"What art offers is space, a certain breathing room for the spirit.  " 
~ John Updike
June 2016

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station
August 13 & 14, 2016

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017


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

Apply now, the show will sell out in the next couple of weeks! 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 ArtWalk Artists Support ArtReach

Thank you to all of the generous 2016 Mission Federal ArtWalk artists that pledged to donate a portion of their event proceeds to ArtReach. Donations like these enable ArtReach to work with thousands of K-6 students each year that would otherwise receive no visual art instruction.

Please join us in thanking them! See the complete list of artists that supported ArtReach here.

Learn more about ArtReach at

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
Taste of Little Italy
Wednesday, June 15

Taste of Little Italy is one of the most beloved foodie events in San Diego. Italian and eclectic restaurants welcome attendees into their venues to showcase their specialties, as you stroll through the area enjoying live music along the way. This event sells out every year so sign up early!

Tickets are now available online at Proceeds benefit the neighborhood improvement programs of the Little Italy Association. 
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 San Diego

Add some art to your summer with ArtReach! Need a summer activity for your play group or kids’ organization? Or, want to spend an evening with your friends painting together? ArtReach will create an activity that suits your fancy. Whether for kids or adults, our artists can help you add creativity and fun to your summer.

Contact us to create your event or program:, 619-940-7278

Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Stop by Artist & Craftsman Supply for all of your printmaking and fabric painting needs! ​

For the month of June, take an extra 25% off select craft supplies, 50% off list price for all Sargent art supplies and 30% off Shizen brand journals.

Visit for more information. 
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art celebrates their One-Year Anniversary Show, May 14th through July 10th, 2016. This exhibition highlights new #ArtYouEnjoy from the gallery’s top artists! Featuring new works from finger painter Iris Scott, Jeannine Emmett, Tesa Michaels, Sarah Stieber, Ellen Dieter, Cynthia Colis, Katya Saab, and Zigaloe. The gallery introduces new artwork from guest artists Craig Kindel, Lee Sie, and Russ Flint.

On June 16th, Ali Affleck 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. Join in for some good food, good friends, and good tunes! 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 Asafo Flags from Ghana, through July 10, 2016. This is an exhibition of thirty-six flags from the West African country of Ghana.

A recent donation to Mingei, these colorful flags dating to the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries feature graphic folk imagery and appliqued designs on solid cotton grounds. They were commissioned by military organizations known as asafo, or “companies,” whose primary role was to exert power, exercise political influence. Asafo flags are displayed at funerals, annual festivals and other ceremonial occasions, where they adorn central shrines and are paraded and waved through villages and towns. 

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Do Ho Suh, through July 4, 2016. This solo exhibition by artist Do Ho Suh features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video.

This exhibition will transform MCASD Downtown’s Jacobs Building into a maze-like installation that replicates the artist’s apartment spaces from a single building in New York City. Created in luminous swaths of translucent fabric, the ghostly rooms and hallways are mysteriously supported by a subtle stainless steel armature. Suh crafts evocative works that reflect ideas of home, identity, and personal space. 

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla presents Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck, June 4 through July 24, 2016. Damon Davis is a St. Louis-based artist whose work addresses social issues and spans a range of mediums.

In All Hands On Deck, Davis photographed individuals in Ferguson, Missouri, with their “hands up,” recalling the gesture of Michael Brown before his death, and transforming it into a powerful symbol of peaceful protest. The hands of people of various ages and races highlight the diversity of the support for the protest and the importance of collective action. As media coverage of the events in Ferguson increased, Davis’ images of solidarity were seen in the background of the events that continued throughout the year.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum presents Adrienne Joy in the Rotunda Gallery, June 18 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 June 3rd, 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

Meyer Fine Art, one of San Diego’s most prestigious fine art galleries, celebrates it's 10th anniversary this June! Save the date for their reception, Saturday, June 18th, 
6PM - 9PM.

Come join as the gallery celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Meyer Fine Art, in Little Italy!

Image: Clay Walker, "Soul of the Intellectual," oil painting
For more information, visit
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 Sunday, June 19th at the James Hubbell/Ilan-Lael Foundation Open House and Studio Tour as their education department hosts a creative project at the home of James and Anne Hubbell in Julian. For more than 50 years they’ve been building their mountain retreat, creating art, and sharing their creativity with the community.

OMA will be set up at the new Art Center, James Hubbell’s latest project on the property. The project is included with your admission ticket. Come and be inspired by art, architecture and nature in a way you won’t soon forget. Tickets can be purchased online here. Park your car and catch the shuttle at: Julian Station/Wynola Farms Marketplace, 4470 Hwy 78, Julian CA 92036.

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, June 28 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 
Tokyo Fish Story in the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre and Conrad Prebys Theatre Center through June 26, 2016 

Master sushi chef Koji built his successful career on respect—for tradition, fine ingredients, and the legends who came before him. But now his restaurant, considered one of the greatest in Tokyo, is losing its customers to newer and flashier places. It’s time for a new generation to take over. Koji’s brilliant protégé Takashi might know how to save the restaurant, if only he could find a way to tell his mentor. Kimber Lee’s beautiful play will take audiences into the mind of the chef-as-artist and bring to vibrant life the sheer exhilaration of creating bite-sized masterpieces. Tokyo Fish Story is a gorgeous meditation on work, legacy, and the art of perfection.

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 Stupid F**cking Bird through June 19th, 2016. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother's generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody pulp. 

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Woody Guthrie's American Song, through June 19th, at the Horton Grand Theatre in Downtown San Diego. Songs about the beauty of America, being on the open road, fighting for justice. Songs that gave America its communal voice.
As he moved across the country, Woody Guthrie sang the stories of a people fighting to survive a Great Depression, and offered them the hope of a better day. Guthrie was a profound inspiration to a wide diversity of musical icons such as Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Cat Stevens, Judy Collins, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Pete Seeger.

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 Letters from the Wall - Cartas del Muro on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This is an ongoing series of vignettes based on actual letters and real life stories of those affected by the U.S./Mexico international border wall, immigration, deportation and separation.

Originally written as a bi-national theatrical event by Dave Rivas, it was first performed on both sides of the border, with actors performing simultaneously on the U.S. and Mexico side in English and Spanish. Each “letter” is woven together from the true stories, letters, emails, and stories that Rivas has collected. Audience members share their own stories or experiences. It is an ever growing and changing series that seeks to address the human experience in pursuit of a better life.

This show is free and open to the public! It will also play at the Fringe Festival June 23 - July 3. 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