AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
APRIL 28 & 29, 2018
Grapes by AkZhana/Maxim
"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of
ways to kneel and kiss the ground."  ~ Rumi
July 2017

August 12 & 13, 2017
Arts District at Liberty Station

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

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

Last call for artist applications...the show is very close to a sell-out!  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 extremely well-marketed festival surrounds a beautiful rose garden, and offers an easy load-in for artists on Friday or on Saturday morning.  Every artist has a corner booth with our intimate event footprint. Attracting San Diego art lovers as well as visitors to our city, this is an event not to be missed.  

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 2017! We offer volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place August 12 & 13, and for pre-event activities during July and August.

As an ArtWalk volunteer you receive our official 2017 Tshirt and may participate in a "volunteers only" raffle of artwork donated by numerous ArtWalk artists.

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
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 hosts Party ARTy!

22 October, 2017
In a stunning private home in Rancho Santa Fe with an amazing art collection.
3PM to 6PM

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. Since 2007, with your generosity, ArtReach has sustained Art Equity in San Diego’s schools reaching over 13,000 students…one paintbrush at a time!

Join us as we kick-off our year-long Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Bid on art created live at the event, tempting auction items, wine ring toss, floating prizes and of course priceless student art. Put your money where your heART is.


INFORMATION: 619-940-7278
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Great July sales at Artist & Craftsman for sunny, summer projects!

-Shizen decorative papers and journals 25% off
-Sennelier Abstract acrylic paints 50% off list 
-Fredrix stretched canvas 70% off list
-Select journals 25-40% off list (includes Moleskine, Leuchtturm, Rhodia, and more!)"

Visit for more information.
Cannon Art Gallery

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Americana: The Flag in Popular Culture Photographs by Ted Diamond at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery through August 6, 2017. American photographer, Ted Diamond has had a lifelong interest in American Popular Culture. Growing up on the east coast in suburban Long Island he was surrounded, immersed and participated in it. Since the 1990’s, the artist has been working on a series of photos of the American flag, documenting the wide variety of contexts and locations in which it appears. The 50 photographs in this exhibition depict a fascinating look at the many manifestations of American patriotism. 

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 hosts BLUE ME AWAY; a collection featuring statement pieces in shades of blue.
The Summer Small Works Show, happening simultaneously, features petite artworks.
Join us for our OPENING RECEPTION on July 8th, from 7-9pm: REGISTER HERE
**Mention this Artwalk Newsletter and receive 10% off most items!**

Live Painting Schedule for July:

July 2nd - Ellen Dieter 1-4pm
July 22nd - Monique Straub 12-3pm

Check back for more!
Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Kate Ashton, artist, mentor and gallery owner of Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery offers the LGBT community the opportunity to exhibit all their "rainbow colors". Opening with the artist reception on July 8th, the gallery presents the Over the Rainbow exhibition, which will run from July 8 through August 12th.

Juried by long-time San Diego Gallerist & Arts Administrator, Larry Baza, the theme revolves around joyful and exuberant colors that represent our rainbow community. Says Ashton, "This is a marvelous venue for celebrating Pride in San Diego". 

Upcoming Exhibition at Art on 30th: Messages & Memories. Do you use words, writing, lettering, poetry, text, numbers or symbols in your artwork? Or have you painted a place, a person or an event and made that the focus of your art? Let us see what you’ve got! Photography & Journal pages welcomed if they are prepared to be hung.

Juror: Andrea Mota, Owner of Blue Azul Gallery.
Deadline for drop-off is Saturday, August 12, 4 PM
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network presents the 2017 SD Art Prize Nominated Emerging Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial through August 5th, 2017. Every year the SD Art Prize Art Notes writers and previous SD Art Prize recipients, along with the SD Art Prize committee, nominate emerging artists as possible suggestions for the SD Art Prize established artists to mentor. These artists are all featured in the New Contemporaries exhibitions. 

Visit for more information. 
San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art's presents Art After Hours, July 7, 14, 21 & 28. Visit the Museum Friday evenings through the month of July 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. 

SDMA also presents their Art Library Used Book Sale on July 18th at Panama 66. Whether you’re looking for books on art history, world history, good old-fashioned literature, or specialized auction and exhibition catalogs, find something new to you during this sale to add to your summer reading list.

Visit for more information. 
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

On the third Tuesday of each month, The Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all! This month, stop by Tuesday, July 18th, for free access to the museum's current exhibitions; American and European Folk Art, Kanban, Trappings, and Arline Fisch

Join Family Sunday on July 16th, 12PM-5PM. Explore the Museum’s colorful exhibitions with an interactive treasure map, roll up your sleeves for a hands-on art project, learn more with a docent tour, take home prizes and have fun!

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

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Go Tell It through Sunday, August 20th. This focused exhibition presents a group of works from the Museum’s permanent collection that explore relationships between art and forms of political speech and protest.

In his Go Tell It series, from which the exhibition takes its name, Mario Ybarra, Jr. evokes the social activist as a lone figure, asking who has the ability to voice protest and who is there to hear it. Two pieces by Andrea Bowers draw inspiration from posters carried in demonstrations: a small drawing of a woman, singled out from a crowded protest, and a thirteen-foot drawing on cardboard that depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library invites you to Night Owls: All That Jazz on Thursday, July 13th. Bask in jazz vibes at the Athenaeum ALL THAT JAZZ soiree. Wander through Grace Bell’s exhibition of hundreds of amazing photographs of jazz musicians. The evening will be complete with live music, drinks, and tasty bites. Due to popular demand, they'll have the Polaroid photo booth all set up to capture the fun. Join for a great evening filled with jazz, art, booze, and friends.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, July 7th. Taking place on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 pm, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theater and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District. 

Visit to learn more!
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents two films this July.

- July 7th: King Kong in partnership with Film Geeks SD

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Oceanside Museum
of Art

Join the Oceanside Museum of Art July 7th for their First Friday ArtWalk, from 5PM to 8PM. Downtown Oceanside comes alive with art, performances, music, poetry, activities, food, and fun for all ages at a variety of venues. It all starts at OMA with half-price admission when you check in on the terrace.

On July 27th, OMA will host an Art Mart on the Terrace as the Museum Store collaborates with Art n Soul on 101 to present unique items by local artists that celebrate the outdoors. Sponsored by Visit Oceanside, this event coincides with the Sunset Market down the street, making for a great night out in Oside! 

For more information, visit
Vanguard Culture

July 22, 6:30-10:30PM

A wild & wonderful evening of creative and sensory pleasure. Wear your wildest, most unique or thought-provoking costume as you enjoy live performances and creative environments by some of the region's most notable artists.
Over a dozen amazing chefs
An extraordinary Avant-Garde Fashion Show
Overhead visuals curated by Underground Film Festival
Party music by DJ Masha
Dance Performances, More...

Buy your tickets online here. 
Visit to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents At the Old Place, July 5th through July 30th, 2017. Facing a breaking point, a middle-aged woman returns to her childhood home to hide with a bottle and book of poetry. But a chance encounter with two young people camped out on her lawn leads to the discovery of the common bond that connects uncommon people. This keenly-observed, slice-of-life play evokes long nights spent on the grass with friends, considering the roads not taken, and the best way forward.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
King Richard II through July 15th. Robert Sean Leonard (TV’s “House,” The Old Globe’s Pygmalion) returns to the Globe in the title role of one of the greatest of Shakespeare’s towering cycle of history plays.

Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown.  Filled with magnificent verse and Shakespeare’s characteristic wisdom and insight, King Richard II is a deeply moving and insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation’s political landscape.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents The Book of Mormon, July 25-30, 2017. Hailed by The New York Times and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

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 Animal Crackers, July 5th through August 13th. When a celebrated painting goes missing from Mrs. Rittenhouse's fancy house party in honor of African explorer Captain Spaulding, her guests set out to find the thief in a series of madcap antics and exploits. Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and film classic, this adaptation of Animal Crackers is an outrageous, rollicking, laugh-out-loud musical comedy, complete with audience participation!

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Big Fish through July 30th, 2017. This production is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and story in our lives.

For ticket and performance information, visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Evita, August 3rd through August 27th, on the Lyceum Stage. Eva Perón’s ambition and charisma made her a starlet at 22, the President’s mistress at 24, First Lady Eva at 27 and dead at 33.  

Saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military, she left a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world. Eva’s unforgettable story is told in one of the most celebrated musicals of all time. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, Evita features a Latin rock/jazz/pop score with some of the most beloved songs in musical theatre history, including On this Night of a Thousand StarsAnother Suitcase in Another Hall and Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.

For more performance information, visit
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2017 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District 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