AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
APRIL 28 & 29, 2018
Photo of the mural painted at ArtWalk by Maxx Moses
"You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination."  ~ Roman Payne
May 2017

August 12 & 13, 2017
Arts District at Liberty Station

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


Our team sends out a big THANK YOU to all who exhibited, attended, sponsored and performed at Mission Federal Artwalk last weekend. The crowds of art lovers basked in the sunny weather while purchasing artwork from over 350 fine artists who came from around the globe to participate. This annual Spring tradition in San Diego would not be possible without support from our sponsors who believe in the importance of art and culture in our community. For a complete roster of our sponsors, click here.

Stay up to date on our upcoming events, artist deadlines, and more by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:  ArtWalkSD

Mission Federal ArtWalk 2017 T-Shirts Are Available

Mission Federal ArtWalk 2017 t-shirts featuring art by Featured Artist Jason Humphrey are still available in limited sizes in blue and gray. Post-event special pricing is $10 per shirt. (Originally $20.)

Order yours by calling us at 619.615.1090.  Pick up in our office or we'll ship to you.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
August 12 & 13, 2017 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Artwalk @ Liberty Station takes place in San Diego's flagship arts and culture district, The Arts District at Liberty Station, where galleries, working artist studios and fabulous dining options abound.

The festival surrounds a beautiful rose garden, and is a more intimate setting than the April festival in Little Italy.  Attracting San Diego art lovers as well as visitors to our city, this is an event not to be missed. Space is still available for fine artists. Apply soon, as we expect to sell out in the near future.


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
Modern Postcard

Modern Postcard is offering generous print discount for artists: 30% Off Postcard Printing and 15% Off Booklets through July 31. Get the discount codes, a free sample kit and more info at
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

Peacock Life Knockarounds. You will shine like the sun.

Order your Peacock Life Knockarounds, designed by a Ramona Elementary student, Lilli Hayes.  Knockaround and ArtReach have teamed up for year four to take design into schools. Over 200 students designed a pair of sunglasses. Knockaround chose Lilli's peacock-themed pair to make and sell. Proceeds benefit ArtReach, which brings art lessons into K-6 schools County-wide, that have little or no resources for art education.

Peacock Life Kockarounds are available online for a limited time at

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Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Artist & Craftsman presents aMAYzing deals that start today!

- 70% off Art Alternatives Stretched Canvas
- 40% off Professional Watercolors
- 50% off Princeton Brushes
- 50% off Fluid Watercolor Paper
- 50% off Sargent Art
- Montana 400 ml Spray Cans now on sale

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Cannon Art Gallery

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet by Marissa Roth at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery through May 21, 2017. Photographer Marissa Roth’s exhibition Infinite Light is a visual poem of her impressions of Tibet through 72 photographs, reflecting the colors of Tibetan prayer flags. The photographs were shot with some of the last available Kodachrome film, producing deep saturated color. The exhibition is being released in conjunction with a limited edition book of the same title. Three prominent Tibetans contributed to the book, including the Foreword written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for arts and culture in North County and is located at the Carlsbad City Library at 1775 Dove Lane. The gallery offers a broad range of exhibitions, educational and family programs, gallery tours, lectures and publications.

Visit for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art Gallery | 2nd Anniversary Celebration! 
Exhibition Hangs through June 25, 2017
Artist Reception May 6th | 7 - 9 pm PST | RSVP required - REGISTER HERE

Adelman Fine Art celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the opening of their Gallery in Little Italy, by showcasing 2 artworks from 20 gallery artists. The collection includes water themed paintings, impressionist landscapes, striking abstract statement pieces, and contemplative figuratives, including some nudes and iconic rock portraits. The fine art photography captures popular iconic areas in San Diego. As always -  color, movement and texture abound.

San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network promotes John Dillemuth: Contraptions And Go-mo(s) at the Oceanside Museum Of Art (704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 92054) through July 23rd, 2017. Curated by Vallo Riberto, assemblages, contraptions, vehicles, and paintings combine to create an installation that references the real and imaginary. Play is the thread that ties the work together, mixing the fantastic with the ordinary, the crude with the sophisticated, and the visionary with the comical. For more information, contact Collette Stefanko at 760.435.3720. 

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Meyer Fine Art

Meyer Fine Art presents A Week in Baku, May 8th through May 28th, 2017. This exhibition presents new work through the lens of San Diego photographer, Nick Agelidis. The opening reception will take place May 8th, 6:30PM - 9:00PM.

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San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art's presents Art After Hours, May 5, 12,19 & 26. Visit the Museum Friday evenings through the month of April and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries. For only $5 from 5:00–8:00 PM, see the special exhibitions, permanent collection galleries, and works of art from world-renowned artists. 

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Contemporary Arts Committee

Contemporary Arts Committee supports the San Diego Museum of Art through local artist presentations and tours. Monthly guest speakers include curators and gallery directors. Meetings are social, as well as educational, and are held at private residences, artist studios, galleries, and the Museum. They take place the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., October through June.  

Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents American and European Folk Art through June 18th. This exhibition is dedicated to three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum’s permanent collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Featured items include quilts, whirligigs and weather vanes, as well baskets and ceramic vessels. Figurative sculptural objects will also be on view, including works by Felipe Archuleta, Gerard Cambon and Beatrice Wood, in addition to anniversary tin gifts, a carnival knockdown figure, a carved and painted wood barber pole and needlepoint samplers.

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

Visual and performing arts converge at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials, food trucks, and so much more.

Downtown at Sundown guests will get the first look at three new exhibitions at MCASD: Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here, Prospect 2017, and Go Tell It: Selections from MCASD's Collection.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to host walking tours of the Murals of La Jolla. Tours start at the Athenaeum the last Wednesday of every month, this May 31st.

Join fellow art enthusiasts and learn more about the artists and their artworks created specifically for Murals of La Jolla during a guided walking tour led by project curator Lynda Forsha. During the tour you will learn more about each artist and the type of work they make beyond the Murals of La Jolla Project. Each mural has its own story and by the end of the tour you will know more about the inspiration and concept behind each image.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Celebrate Arte de Mayo at Friday Night Liberty on May 5, 2017 from 5 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 dance performances featuring Malashock Dance, music performances featuring Key of She Spring and Recreational Music Center’s resident bands, inspiring photography of Outside the Lens, a special artist meet and greet at Comickaze Comics Books and More, a new exhibit at the Women’s Museum of California welcoming you to Observe and Wonder, and so much more!

Visit to learn more!
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park presents Coming of Age, a film series that focuses on promoting and reinforcing positive images on the subject of aging. Covering topics relating to continued growth, romance/sex, grief, identity and intergenerational issues; the film series strives to provide an inclusive representation of aging and advocate a value system that honors both the individual and the process of aging.

Coming of Age Film Series on aging will explore some of these older gender themes, including how women of a certain age are portrayed in cinema and how it relates to the other stereotype of “ageism.” The five-film series will run through May 11, 2017. Admission is FREE for all screenings with RSVP.

For more information, visit
Oceanside Museum
of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art is proud to present its third juried Artist Alliance members’ exhibition through August 20, 2017. 92 artworks were chosen from more than 900 submissions, representing artists working in a wide variety of media and exploring a diverse range of subjects and styles. This exhibition features a cross-section of the most noteworthy artwork from OMA’s talented artist members.

An integral part of OMA’s mission is supporting local and regional artists, and this juried exhibition provides the museum an opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent of artists who have in turn supported the museum as part of this affiliate membership group. The jurors of this show recognize the strength and complexity of this diverse group of artists, resulting in an inspiring Spring exhibition.

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 presents Escape to Margaritaville, May 9th, through June 25th, 2017. Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
The Old Man and The Old Moon, May 13th through June 18th.
After delighting audiences in New York, Chicago, and Boston, this play makes its West Coast premiere. The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea to find her reminds them—and us—of the unwavering power of love. 

For more information and performance locations, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents the return of Jersey Boys, May 9-14, 2017. “Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history and features their hit songs SherryBig Girls Don’t CryRag DollOh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

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 Stockheaded Peter, May 18th through June 18th. Fall into the world of Victorian nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage! 

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Silent Sky through May 28th at Lamb's, Coronado. This play is based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory. Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. This brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.

For ticket and performance information, visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents The Cherry Orchard, Monday May 22nd, on the Lyceum Stage. Amigos del Rep brings the classic version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution.

The story follows Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure. The Cherry Orchard captures a people, and a world, in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard  still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. Amigos stages this classic which by turns tragic, funny and poignant brings this towering tale to life.

For more performance information, visit
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2017 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts Disctrict at Liberty Station
August 12 & 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk
San Diego's Little Italy
April 28 & 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM