AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
 Kelp Forest Mural -- Interactive Project at ArtWalk @ Liberty Station
Mural by Jim Yuran
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." 
~ William Wordsworth
September 2016

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017

August 12 & 13, 2016

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 

August 13 & 14, 2016
Thank you to all who participated!

The 11th Annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station brought us a beautiful weekend, with large crowds, terrific art sales and an array of interactive art activities for both adults and kids. More than 200 artists sold their work under sunny San Diego skies. The ever-growing Arts District at Liberty Station rolled out the red carpet to welcome our guests, and the overall feedback has been extraordinary. Thank you to all of the participating artists, sponsors, volunteers, attendees and non-profit partners for believing that art is not a luxury but a necessity.

The festival's interactive activities included the "Kelp" Forest" mural above, a 16 foot long interactive "Zedism" painting completed by event guests.  Watch a time lapse video of the mural as it came to life over the weekend.

If you were not able to attend, or just want to revisit the amazing artists who exhibited, you can connect with the artists and other participants on our website.

Little Italy FESTA! 2016

Want to get behind the scenes, and assist at this celebration of Italian culture with your skills and passion? On Sunday, October 9th, join our 22nd annual festival of Italian art, cuisine, music and more at one of the largest Italian American festivals in the west.

Volunteer positions available include postcard and poster distribution throughout San Diego County, stage hands, distribution of event schedules, assisting with event setup and strike, Gesso Italiano (chalk art), table tenders, floaters, cooking demo stage, and conducting surveys. As a Little Italy FESTA volunteer you receive a complimentary Little Italy FESTA 2016 Tshirt; complimentary refreshments and the chance to be part of a great community event in San Diego!

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
Featured Arts Partner
of the Month 

The Lot Liberty Station provides guests with the utmost in service, high-quality dining and cinema experience, with their signature luxury leather theater recliners; a social cocktail scene and fantastic in-theater dining options. 

The design includes unique elements that pay homage to the building’s original function as the Naval Training Center’s epicenter of military troop training and entertainment, previously known as LUCE Auditorium. Created to honor the past, as well as current, leading-edge design, The Lot Liberty Station also features a completely glass-enclosed café, bar and restaurant space that lends itself to an eclectic balance of reinvented use in a rehabilitated historic building.

Visit for more information.
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

Check out A&C’s back to school sales – not just for students!

- Art Alternatives Canvas up to 70% off list
- Borden & Riley and Strathmore pads 50% off list 
- Gamblin oil paints and mediums 40% off list
- Golden paints and mediums up to 40% off list
- Princeton and Robert Simmons paintbrushes 50% off list

Visit for more information. 
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network announced the emerging artists selected for the SD Art Prize from their 2016 New Comtemporaries exhibition at City College Gallery. The selected artists, William Feeney and Shinpei Takeda, will be exhibiting their work at the Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show from November 3rd to November 6. You can also see them and the established artists that they choose at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in the spring of 2017.

Visit for more information. 
Adelman Fine Art

H2-Oh! Adelman Fine Art's Water Works show has been a smashing success! Water Works is a beautiful show exploring the popular theme of water in either the subject or the feel of the art work. The show features many of Adelman Fine Art Gallery’s permanent roster of artists, as well as local San Diego guest artists; Irina Negulescu, Norm Daniels, and Chuck McPherson. Dive in and enjoy!

Water Works hangs through September 25th, 2016. Browse the entire exhibit online here.

Artist Demo Schedule at the gallery:
Tesa Michaels 9/3/16 12-3pm
Irina Negulescu 9/24/16 6-8pm

Visit for more information.
San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art presents Culture & Cocktails, Thursday, September 22, 2016. Travel to the oft-flooded city of canals with an evening inspired by Venetian Views

The DJ spins, exotic beverages flow, artworks dazzle, and museum visitors glow at The San Diego Museum of Art's popular sundown series, Culture & Cocktails. Bring a friend, meet someone new, and experience art in a whole new way!

Visit for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents European and Scandinavian Textiles through March 12, 2016. This collection from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on view in the Warren Theater Gallery.

Selected pieces include head covers from Croatia, embroidered panels from Greece, decorative wall hangings from Sweden and Poland, and women’s hats from the Sámi culture in Finland. A large tapestry by the Hungarian-born artist Joseph Domjan will also be exhibited, along with a kilim rug from the Oltenia region of Romania, a rya rug from Helsinki, Finland, and a late-19th century coverlet from the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy located in the Mediterranean Sea.

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Downtown at Sundown on Thursday, September 15th, 2016. On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM at MCASD Downtown, enjoy free Museum admission, exhibition tours, music, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, The Book Truck, a food truck, and more!

This Downtown at Sundown includes SDSU Downtown Gallery's opening reception for the SDSU Alumni exhibition. Guest-curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, San Diego Art Institute, this exhibition will highlight five years of alumni from the School of Art & Design, including the most recent graduates from the current year. 

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla invites you to join their 40th annual benefit, Monte Carlo: Bollywood on Saturday, September 10th.

Don your finest Saris and Nehru jackets as you prepare to be transported to the rich cultural vibrancy and contemporary Bollywood scene of India. Begin the evening with a Mumbai-chic cocktail reception inside the Museum’s luxuriously transformed galleries. Enjoy a sumptuous Indian feast prepared by Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa and prepare to be entranced by the sights, sounds, and colors of India as you dance the night away at the Bollywood Bash.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum presents a unique art class Muralism, Street Art Painting "Artivism" by Mario Torero, September 24 through October 29, 2016, Saturdays from 10AM - 1PM.

The class will create a new community masterpiece mural painting project in which all will be participating, collaborating, assisting and learning. Participants will discover, collectively, techniques in the creation of public art in community. The group will tour Chicano Park Murals and the arts corridors of Barrio Logan from which they will take inspiration for their own public mural. 

Visit for more information.
Friday Night Liberty

Arts District Liberty Station will feature several special events during Friday Night Liberty on September 2nd, 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!
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents America's Cathedrals: Photography and the National Parks through December 31, 2016.

Coinciding with the centennial anniversary of The National Park Service in 2016, this exhibit celebrates the important role the visual image has played in the history and creation of our national parks. Drawn entirely from MOPA's permanent collection, America's Cathedrals features work by Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, Carleton Watkins and many more.

For more information, visit
Oceanside Museum
of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents Irving J Gill: A Comfortable Fit, August 20th through October 23rd. This exhibition is part of Irving J Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country, a multi-site exhibition. Eleven San Diego and Southern California cultural organizations are joining resources to tell the story of Irving J. Gill, an extraordinary San Diegan, and one of the key founders of modern architecture. Exhibitions and programs will be held throughout San Diego County to explore Gill’s life and work.

Oceanside Museum of Art will present a historical review of their museum facility, which incorporates a Gill-designed building constructed in 1934. This exhibition will present historic drawings, designs, and materials that celebrate the architecture and design approaches of both Gill and Fisher.

For more information, visit
San Diego Watercolor Society

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents A Work in Progress by Karen Frye, Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:00AM – 3:30PM.

Karen will both lecture about and demonstrate various aspects of developing a painting from concept to completion. Elements that she will touch upon are the benefits of an underpainting, wet into wet watercolor techniques, color theory, value and compositional structure, along with some aesthetic observations. The class is geared for intermediate to advanced levels.

Go to for more information and to register.
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 presents Tiger Style! September 6 through October 2, 2016.

Star students and squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen used to represent the pinnacle of adolescent achievement. But when it comes to adulthood, they’re epic failures. Albert’s just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! Travelling from California to China, Tiger Style! embraces the inner slacker and the outer tiger parent in all of us.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
October Sky in the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage,The Old Globe Theatre and The Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, September 10 through October 23, 2016. The beloved film is now a triumphant new American musical that will send your heart soaring and inspire your whole family to reach for the stars!

In the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, every young man’s future is in the coal mines, but after the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the world’s race to space inspires local highschooler Homer Hickam to dream of a different life. Against the wishes of his practical-minded father, he sets out on an unlikely quest to build his own rockets and light up the night sky. October Sky is an uplifting musical portrait of small-town Americana packed with youthful exuberance, and a sweeping, unforgettable new score.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents The Lion King, September 7 through October 2, 2016. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Disney’s The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.

Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

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 Seven Guitars, September 28 through November 6, 2016. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd's sudden and unnatural death. Seven Guitars is part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy and part mystery. This lyrical play is the fifth in August Wilson's ten-play cycle which charts the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th century.

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents American Rhythm through September 18th 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 presents Música en la Playa every Friday at 7PM in September. Bring your dancing shoes and join Los Montaño, the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, and Trío 3 Amigos Huapangueros for live music, tacos, and tequila in our beautiful Lyric Court. From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars. Everyone is welcome and entrance is free, so don’t miss out! 

For more information visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Manifest Destinitis: An early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid", September 15th through October 9th on the Lyceum Stage. 

Don Aragon has Manifest Destinitis. Between the end of the Mexican-American War and the start of the Gold Rush craze, this madness is infecting all of Alta California. He arranges to marry his daughter Angelica off to a young doctor. Of course, she has her sights set on someone else, a guapo Americano! Thank goodness for Tonia, Don Aragon’s loud mouth native India servant, who hears all, sees all and fixes all with much cunning and clowning.

Just in time for the fall presidential campaign debates, this hilarious mixture of contemporary political satire, romantic triangles, double entendres and mistaken identities promises to leave you in stitches.

For more performance information, visit
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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