APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
 Letting Go by Ash Beheshti
"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has
genius and power and magic in it.."  ~ Goethe
January 2017

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017

August 12 & 13, 2016

Happy New Year from the ArtWalk team!

As we kick off 2017, we wanted to thank all the artists, sponsors, performers, volunteers, and friends of our festivals for your year-round support.  We look forward to making 2017 the best year ever for the arts in San Diego, and working together with so many amazing partners, we are confident we will continue to raise the bar high. Be sure to follow us on social media to get important updates.

Artists: Apply Now for Mission Federal ArtWalk

The 33rd annual Mission Federal ArtWalk returns to Little Italy April 29 and 30.  Each year, the festival attracts more than 100,000 art lovers.  Artists receive the benefit of a high-profile marketing campaign, a show-provided festival tent, and a huge audience for showcasing your work. The event website provides a page for every participating artist that presents your work to collectors for a full year.  The show website has been credited for many thousands of dollars of artwork sold following the events.  Apply today online.
Art Students & Emerging Artists: Apply Now for The Business of Art Scholarship

The Studio Door and Mission Federal ArtWalk together with San Diego Visual Arts Network are pleased to offer "The Business of Art" scholarship for the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk.

The Business of Art scholarship is a unique opportunity for a student/emerging artist who has never shown and sold their work and who has a body of work to showcase at Mission Federal ArtWalk. The scholarship winner will receive a booth at the festival, and personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door. The recipient also benefits from a media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. 

Learn more and download an application here


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.
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. 

ArtReach San Diego

Get out your dancing shoes and join ArtReach for an afternoon of rock, swing, boogie and blues with Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra and The Shenanigans. Proceeds benefit the ArtReach Access to Art Program.

February 26
2:30 PM
The Music Box 1337 India Street
Tickets:  $25 General  -- $60 VIP

Purchase tickets at artreachsandiego.org
Information:  619.940.7278
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Happy New Year from Artist & Craftsman! Believe it or not – back to school is on its way! Not to fear as some of our best sales of the year come with it!

- Sennelier Abstract Acrylics- 50% off List
- Gamblin paints & mediums- 40% off List
- Golden- 40% off List for Golden Products, 30% off List for Williamsburg 
- Borden & Riley Pads- 50% off List
- Strathmore Pads- 50% off List (plus $5 18x24” Newsprint pads)
- Princeton and Robert Simmons Brushes- 50% off List
- AA Hardcover Sketcbooks - 50% off List
- Fredrix Stretched Canvas - 60% off List 

Visit www.artistcraftsman.com for more information.
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art hangs their Winter Show through January 29th, 2017! This exhibition features many of the Gallery's permanent stable of artists, while introducing local artists, Misun Holdorf and Stefanie Bales. Both new artists will be demonstrating their process at the gallery this month:

Misun Holdorf 1/14/17 4-6pm
Stefanie Bales 1/21/17 3-5pm
Ellen Dieter 1/28/17 1-3pm

This is a celebration of #artyouenJOY!

Visit www.AdelmanFineArt.com for more information.
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network is a database of information produced to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego's artistic and cultural life and is dedicated to the idea that the Visual arts are a vital part of the health of our city. SDVAN provides a resource-rich website and facilitates countless opportunities for inspiration and collaboration on visual arts projects.

Featured art events include:

- Southern CA Sculpture by the National Sculpture Society at Sparks Gallery: January 7th - March 5th

6th Annual Art-A-Thon by Distinction Gallery and ArtHatch: January 14th

Visit www.sdvisualarts.net for more information. 
Meyer Fine Art

Meyer Fine Art presents Visions of Latin Art, January 10th through February 25th. Latin art reflects the rich and complex cultural heritage of its people. It symbolically tells a story, challenging the senses while socially engaging the audience. This exhibition of works on paper and paintings dives deep into the pool of talented and influential Latin artists from the late 1970s to the present; seven countries are represented.

Join Meyer Fine Art for the opening reception of this exhibition on January 14th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM.

Visit meyerfineartinc.com for more information. 
San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art presents Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture through January 31, 2017. This exhibit is the first retrospective of Louis Kahn's work in two decades, presenting over 200 objects related to Kahn's selected buildings and projects in the form of architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs, films and more.

With complex spatial compositions and a mastery of light, Louis Kahn's architecture is regarded as a touchstone of 20th century modernism. Dignified, beautiful, and imbued with a powerful universal symbolism, Kahn's designs remain a testament to his belief that architecture should be monumental and spiritually inspiring. 

Visit www.sdmart.org for more information. 
Contemporary Arts Committee

Contemporary Arts Committee, a support group of The San Diego Museum of Art, presents artist Hugo Crosthwaite speaking and showing his work at the James S. Copley Auditorium at The San Diego Museum of Art at its January meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 @ 7PM. 

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or at www.sdmart.org/calendar/2017-W3.
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents the performance Memories in Watercolor by Camarada, Sunday, January 15th, 2017. In China, watercolor painting has been a dominant art form since ancient times. Watercolors can be magically translucent and luminous. In Memories in Watercolors, the versatile players of Camarada will employ pure, shimmering tones of the flute, cascading piano rivulets, and a wide range of string quartet sonorities, from delicate to wild, revealing a kindred musical essence in the works of Tan Dun, Yuko Uebayashi, Chen Yi, Bright Sheng, and Maurice Ravel.

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

In collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Dimensions of Black, an exhibition of works by African American artists drawn from the Museum’s own holdings. SDAAMFA is committed to educating residents and visitors of San Diego about the history and artistic contributions of African American culture through exhibitions and interpretive programs.

This mission finds resonance in MCASD’s own collection, which includes numerous works by leading African American artists of our time. The collaboration will also present a series of accompanying programs throughout the exhibition. With over 30 pieces from the 1960s to today, the exhibition traverses crucial interests and perspectives that have shaped the art of our time.

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla will close its doors beginning January 3, 2017 to prepare for a renovation and expansion of the La Jolla facility. The building will close, but their presence in the community will continue with many cultural partnerships, including this exciting new program series at The LOT. MCASD is partnering with the luxury cinema and dining venue to present An Artist’s Perspective. This casual and engaging lecture series will feature acclaimed artists from around the region. The first event in this series will feature Los Angeles-based artist Kori Newkirk on January 17th at 6PM.

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

In honor of San Diego Book Arts’ 20th anniversary, the Athenaeum is pleased to exhibit Over the Moon, a collaborative art project organized and created by 40 artist participants from San Diego Book Arts. The project is inspired by a series haiku poems contributed by the SDBA’s artist in residence, Diane Gage.

The book artists have not only created their original artwork on paper, but also made individual hand bound art books based on high-quality reproductions of the originals. The project showcases SDBA as a whole while highlighting the unique contributions of each individual artist.

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

Find new art for the New Year at Friday Night Liberty on January 6, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM. This is San Diego’s most unique, fun and authentic event to find locally made art and gifts.

Experience the arts with live performances by San Diego Dance Theater highlighting Janus and Other Dances of Beginnings, Transitions and Endings, have your comic art signed by the best at San Diego Comic Art Gallery, experience the Women's Museum of California "Women on the Water" exhibit, expand your concept of identity with Outside The Lens "Journey With Us" exhibit and so much more!

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

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents three films this January. MOPA's Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater is a renowned cinema destination in Southern California that hosts a diverse selection of film festivals, premieres, documentaries, retrospectives, and one-of-a-kind events.

King Kong (1933): In partnership with Film Geeks SD -January 13th, 2017

January 21st, 2017

Influx: In partnership with San Diego Italian Film Festival - January 26th, 2017

For more information, visit www.mopa.org.
Oceanside Museum
of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents Trinh Mai: Lifeline, through March 5th, 2017. Trinh Mai is an interdisciplinary artist based in Orange County with strong ties to San Diego whose work is driven by innovative narratives of storytelling.

Her work in charcoal, gouache, mixed media, and stitching re-imagines personal memories, family roots, and spiritual connections, altering conceptions of our identities and shared histories. These works are intimate, emotional, uplifting, and hopeful. For Mai, the interlacing moments of our lives create a cord, a meandering thread that strings together the details that provide the experience needed for us to survive and thrive.

For more information, visit www.oma-online.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 Freaky Friday, January 31st through March 12th, 2017. Hailed by The Washington Post as “a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale,” Disney’s new musical Freaky Friday is based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films. The classic story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours has been given a contemporary spin with a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter.

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

The Old Globe presents 
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, February 4th through March 12th. Steve Martin continues his creative relationship with The Old Globe, returning for the third time with this clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit.

Paris, 1904: The Lapin Agile, beloved watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, whose egos are as big as their intellects, spar with the regulars and each other about art, science, inspiration, love, and the promise of the 20th century. Throw into this mix a mysterious visitor with a penchant for blue suede shoes, and you’re in for a brilliant and witty evening in the theatre.

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

Broadway San Diego presents Rent, January 10 - 15, 2017. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.

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 Bad Jews, January 12th through February 12th, 2016. The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. In one corner is the unstoppable and self-assured force of "Super Jew" Daphna. In the other, the immovable and entitled object of her secular cousin Liam. And in the middle is Liam's brother Jonah, trying to stay out of the fray. Bad Jews is a savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy.

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Beau Jest, January 6th through February 12th at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. Sarah's parents are delighted she is engaged to a charming doctor. Only thing is, she's not. When her family arrives in town for a dinner party, she hires an actor to keep the fiction alive. Hilarity and romance ensue!

For ticket and performance information, visit 
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Our Great Tchaikovsky, January 12th through February 12th, on the Lyceum Stage. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is Russia’s most famous composer and one of the greatest composers of all time. His work extends from beautiful lilting melodies for ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker; to the eternally popular and celebratory 1812 Overture and Marche Slav. 

The extraordinary musical talent Hershey Felder will take the audience on a brand new journey from Putin’s Russia, where Tchaikovsky is a hero, back in time to Czarist Russia, where that was not entirely the case. Our Great Tchaikovsky is a world premiere time-bending story of culture and politics that explores the mystery around some of the greatest music ever composed.

For more performance information, visit www.sdrep.org.
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2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk 
San Diego's Little Italy
April 29 & 30, 2017 - 11:00AM to 6:00 PM

2017 ArtWalk @Liberty Station 
Liberty Station, Pt. Loma 
August 12 & 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM