APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
 Autumn in the Air by Marna Schindler
"I try to apply colors like words that shape poems,
like notes that shape music.."  ~ Joan Miro
November 2016

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017

August 12 & 13, 2016

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.

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. 

Happy Fall from ArtReach

Looking to spice up your school, classroom, or event with artist-led visual arts instruction? Give the ArtReach team a call.  We will craft a program specifically for your school or organization.

Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

 Artist & Craftsman presents the highest quality art products at an affordable price. Stop by 3804 4th Ave in Hillcrest for all your supply needs and questions. A&C has a variety of supplies for almost every media, with new things arriving weekly.

Get a head start on holiday shopping with gift sets and A&C Gift Cards! Gift Cards always ship for free via USPS, and can be used online or at any of their retail stores.

Visit www.artistcraftsman.com for more information.  
Pecoff Studios

Pecoff Studios is hosting an on-line photo/art contest! 

Enter your photo of an inspiring landscape from anywhere in the world. The WINNING PHOTO will be painted by acclaimed artist Grant Pecoff in his colorful and vibrant signature style. Winner will receive a FREE LIMITED-EDITION CANVAS GICLEE of their painted photo. The final submit date is November 10th.

Get inspired by the world around you!

Visit pecoffphotoartcontest to submit your original photo.
9th Annual San Diego Pottery Studio Tour

The 9th annual San Diego Pottery Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2016 from 9am to 4pm each day. This free, self-guided tour will feature the open studios of many of San Diego's best ceramic artists, spread throughout the neighborhoods of the San Diego metropolitan area from Spring Valley to Mission Hills.

Visit the website to see the map of the 2016 tour and work by participating artists: www.sdpotterytour.com 

For more information: please call Nan Coffin at 619.286.1836 or email info@sdpotterytour.com.
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art presents Music As Muse! This exhibition features an artist-created soundtrack, filled with songs that they chose to pair with their artwork. The show is hanging now through November 28th, 2016.

The Gallery typically features artist demos every Saturday afternoon. The month will begin (11/5/16 from 5-7pm) with Dasha Guilliam demonstrating her unique process of creating mixed media beach scenes on wood panel.

Adelman Fine Art is now featuring artisan jewelry by KK Originals! This line is hand-crafted, often using gemstone set in gold, silver, and rose gold.

Also, the gallery is displaying BRAND NEW artwork by best-selling finger painting artist Iris Scott!

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

Meyer Fine Art presents Art Social through December 23rd. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Little Italy Association’s efforts to bring in a new social gathering spot to the community, Piazza Giannini. This will be a 500 square foot public space at the corner of W. Cedar and India Streets.

The show will feature a variety of art at affordable prices for the novice and seasoned collectors. Meyer Fine Art has agreed to donate 20%-30% through the entire run of the show.

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

The San Diego Museum of Art presents Culture & Cocktails: The Power of Architecture, Thursday November 17, 2016. The November edition of Culture & Cocktails is inspired by the special exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture. Invite your friends and enjoy an unforgettable night at the Museum.

- Savor a signature cocktail by Venus Spirits inspired by Louis Kahn's famous buildings (drink token included with ticket purchase).
- Create your own monumental designs in the Blockitecture room
- Enter a photo contest by sharing your photos on Instagram with #SDMACC. Photos will be printed and displayed in a Photoboxx studio during the event. 

Visit www.sdmart.org for more information. 
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild invites artists to enter Documents & Pictures at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The 
entry deadline December 21, 2016.

Artists can apply online at: 
Since the first cave paintings 40,000 years ago, humans have both documented and created reality through image-making. This theme runs through art history, whether we are talking about a 16th century still life or a collage created to express your love for Justin Trudeau.

Now we live in the Instagram era, which blurs the line between reality and pictorial fiction to a degree never before seen. This exhibition seeks to explore three tendencies: works that reflect reality, works that create fictions, and works that mediate the two. 

The exhibition is seeking to mount a diverse show exploring every ramification of this theme in a wide variety of 2D media.
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents Tools and Utensils through April 30, 2017. Tools and utensils have extended the arms, hands and feet of humans since the beginning of our time on earth. Tools used in the workshop and utensils used in the home continue to occupy imaginative and clever designers in an ongoing quest to improve the ease and comfort with which we carry out all manner of tasks and jobs in our day to day lives.

This exhibition presents such artful objects of daily use from cultures across the globe. Most are hand-made, traditional forms; but there is, also, a selection of machine-made and contemporary objects, all good to handle, effective in use, satisfying to the eye and enjoyable to have around. This is mingei, art of the world and art of the people.

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Downtown at Sundown on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM at MCASD Downtown, enjoy free admission, exhibition tours, music, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, The Book Truck, a food truck, and more!

San Diego State University Downtown Gallery will hold an opening reception for Sandow Birk: Depravities & Monuments. The exhibition features a selection of artworks from two major series by Sandow Birk. The Depravities of War, comprising a suite of monumental woodcuts, proffers a critique of the Iraq war and its aftermath. Imaginary Monuments, consisting of large drawings and etchings, proposes public memorials to agreements, treaties and institutions of our contemporary world. Sandow Birk will be present for the opening reception.

Visit www.mcasd.org/events/downtown-sundown for more information.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla presents The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium, through January 2, 2017. This exhibition examines a network of artists who were active in San Diego between the late 1960s and early 1980s and whose experiments with photography opened the medium to a profusion of new strategies and subjects. Working within the framework of conceptual art, these artists introduced urgent social issues and themes of everyday life into that seemingly neutral territory, with photographic works that took on hybrid forms, from books and postcards to video and text-and-image installations.

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

The Athenaeum presents Alida Cervantes: 50 Studies Using Unmixed Black, November 12 through December 31, 2016. Alida Cervantes will present a new series of expressionistic oil paintings on cardboard in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery. Cervantes employs thick ribbons of paint, saturated color and bold brushstrokes to depict 50 jewel-like portraits of Saints.

Cervantes splits her time between Tijuana and San Diego. Her paintings, drawings, and performance work draw inspiration from class, race, and gender relations in colonial and present-day Mexico. Cervantes earned her BA  and MFA from UC San Diego. She also studied at Scuola di Arte Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy. Her work is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Charles Saatchi, London collections, as well as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s permanent collection.

Visit www.ljathenaeum.org for more information.
Friday Night Liberty

Arts District Liberty Station will feature several special events during Friday Night Liberty on November 4th, 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 www.libertystation.com 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 www.mopa.org.
Oceanside Museum
of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents Beauties Beasts, through November 27th. Is there a place in the human imagination where the glamorous and the grotesque can co-exist in harmony? Many artists would say yes, it’s possible to portray sensuality and monstrosity as compelling complements to one another.

Olivia De Berardinis is one of the world’s most renowned pinup artists. Her iconic paintings of gorgeous women are a case study in “Beauties." Jordu Schell is a preeminent creature artist, and his detailed sculptures of original monsters certainly qualify as “Beasts.” In our ever-changing popular culture, there is the ongoing notion that “opposites attract.” Are romanticized versions of flawless beauty and profound deformity really that different from one another, or are they extreme variations on the same artistic point of view?

For more information, visit www.oma-online.org/beauties-beasts.
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 www.sdws.org 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 www.vanguardculture.com to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents Miss You Like Hell, through December 4, 2016. Fall in love with this rousing new musical about family, country and finding your way home.

When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart and what connects them forever. Featuring compelling original songs that are every bit as diverse and eclectic as America, Miss You Like Hell is a new musical that exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country.

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

The Old Globe presents 
Measure for Measure as a part of Globe for All, November 1st through November 20th. Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s richest plays, mixing comedy and drama in a thrilling story of love and power.

Globe for All brings live, professional productions of Shakespeare to diverse multi-generational audiences in neighborhoods throughout San Diego. Performed free-of-charge in nontraditional venues including homeless shelters, senior centers, military installations, community centers, churches and correctional facilities, these productions give audiences an intimate, compelling experience that fosters a shared sense of community between performers and spectators.

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

Broadway San Diego presents The Sound of Music, November 15 -20, 2016. A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to San Diego.

The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

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 Seven Guitars, 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 www.cygnettheatre.com.
Lamb's Players Theatre

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Equivocation, through November 20th at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. The King's government pressures Britain's greatest playwright to write a new play with a politically biased history of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. This launches the theatre's acting company into a fascinating who-done-it. Funny, powerfully moving and magically theatrical, if you like great theatre do not miss Equivocation!

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

California Center for the Arts presents John Cleese & Eric Idle -Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30PM in the Concert Hall. As founding members of Monty Python, Cleese and Idle are unarguably among the godfathers of modern comedy, helping to pioneer an irreverent, absurdist sensibility that is emulated by comics around the world.

For more information visit www.artcenter.org.
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Disgraced, October 20th through November 13th, on the Lyceum Stage. 

Amir Kapoor is ignoring his Muslim heritage so he can live the American Dream, with a beautiful wife, an amazing New York apartment and a lucrative career practicing law that is headed for the stars. When Amir and his artist wife host a dinner party for his African-American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the things one is not supposed to talk about at dinner are suddenly at the center of the dinner conversation. The evening quickly erupts into a fiery debate over race, religion and class in the modern world. Everything that Amir has achieved, including his proudly built new identity, is suddenly turned upside down in a way no one could have imagined.

This Pulitzer Prize winner is the most produced contemporary play in American Theatre today. Fearlessly investigating the 21st century clash between American culture and the Islamic faith, this dramatic story needs to be witnessed.

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