Art is the stored honey of the human soul. - Theodore Dreiser
September 2018

September 22 & 23, 2018
Armada Drive

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 27 & 28, 2019
San Diego's Little Italy

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station
2019 Dates To Be Announced Soon
ArtWalk Carlsbad:  September 22 & 23
11am-6pm Saturday
10am-5pm Sunday

We've been very enthusiastic about the vibrant arts and culture scene in San Diego's North County for a long time, and now the festival we've dreamed of makes its debut in Carlsbad this month.  This festival offers both the familiar and the new.  For the first time, we are showcasing more than 40 chalk artists creating masterpieces on asphalt, in addition to the more than 150 fine artists showing/selling their work.  Now North County residents can experience one of our high quality art events closer to home.  The venue is Armada Drive, just east of the Flower Fields.  Click for a map.

A full lineup of of local musical performers will fill the stage, and on Sunday afternoon, local musical icon
Steve Poltz returns to SoCal for a 3pm performance.

A wine and beer pavilion, food trucks, interactive art experiences for kids and adults, and more all add up to a wonderful day in San Diego's North County.  

Your ticket to ArtWalk Carlsbad (just $10 for one day or $15 for a weekend pass) also provides free admission to the adjacent Museum of Making Music. If you haven't toured this amazing museum, you'll want to add this to your weekend of art of all kinds.  


Preview the artists' work and learn more: 
Open Your Hearts to North County Arts!

The North County Arts Network is excited to announce a North County wide promotion of arts and culture covering the areas inland from Fallbrook to Poway and the coastal regions between Oceanside and La Jolla. This month long celebration during October coordinates with National Arts and Humanity month. Over 200 visual and performing arts resources will hold events in October. The launch of this promotion will be held at ArtWalk Carlsbad on September 22 & 23! 

Learn more about Open Your Heart to North County Arts at!

Volunteers Needed for ArtWalk Carlsbad! 

Would you like to participate in a beautiful showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at ArtWalk Carlsbad 2018! We offer volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place September 22 & 23 and for pre-event activities during the month of September.

As an ArtWalk volunteer you receive our official 2018 T-shirt and may participate in a "volunteers only" raffle of artwork donated by numerous ArtWalk artists.

Click here to sign up and learn more about available volunteer positions!
Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Framed by the backdrop of Carlsbad’s iconic Windmill, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is the perfect location to explore all that Carlsbad and North County San Diego has to offer! 

Situated across the street from Carlsbad Premium Outlet mall of 90 stores and restaurants, down the road from the Carlsbad Flower Fields and LEGOLAND California, and less than a mile from the beach, our property is the ideal accommodation for all types of travelers. We have activity guides for families, business travelers and adventurers who seek San Diego’s best attractions, exhibits, natural wonders, tastes and thirsts.

Mention ArtWalk to receive a special rate during the weekend of September 22 & 23! Make your reservation at
West Inn and Suites

West Inn and Suites is a boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail and an ideal location for both the business and leisure traveler. The unique hotel features -King Size beds in every room 2 King Size beds in double bedded accommodations and the location offers the very best of Coastal North.

Learn more at
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

ArtReach San Diego

Party ARTy for ArtReach

Sunday, October 7th // 3 - 6pm at a Private Estate in Encinitas

Spend your Sunday afternoon in an atmosphere of Organic Elegance at a private Encinitas Estate in celebration of 11 years with ArtReach. Delicious food by Coast Catering, tunes by SnackPack, hosted wine, beer, and cocktails, DIY macrame stations, and more. Spectacular art and travel prizes and a delightfully casual atmosphere make this a not-to-be-missed event. Click here to purchase tickets!

For more information:
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Back to School SALES are some of our best of the year and not just for students! 

-OIL PAINTS from Van Gogh, Rembrandy, Winsor & Newton, Gamblin and more 40-50% off list
-ACRYLIC PAINTS from Golden, Sennelier, Liquitex, and Amsterdam 40-50% off list
-BRUSHES from Princeton and Escoda 50% off list
-CANVAS from Fredrix and Art Alternatives 55-70% off list
-PANELS from Ampersand 35-40% off list
-PADS and SKETCHBOOKS from Strathmore, Art Alternatives, Borden & Riley, and Legion 50% off list
-JOURNALS from Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchtturm and more 25% off list"

Visit for more information.
Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents Beloved Object, September 2nd through November 11th, 2018. Featuring treasured objects from each lender, this exhibition celebrates favorite items from various Southern California collections and organizations. Each of the beautiful and engaging objects is a beloved possession. Some reveal the personal taste of the collector, others preserve a cherished memory or meaningful moment, and still others symbolize a relationship between the artist and the collector or museum. All have a special significance.

Visit for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art continues a pop-up entitled "Impressions In Oil," featuring modern master oil painter Erin Hanson, plus other esteemed oil painters: Julia Powell, Aubrey Ashburn and Jeannine Emmett. This exhibit will hang until September 18th, 2018.

Following this pop-up will be the gallery's Fall group show entitled California Love, a collection of new artwork that celebrates the Golden State’s spirit! This exhibition will open on September 22nd and close on November 18th, with an opening reception on September 29th from 7-9pm. Please RSVP to

**Mention this ArtWalk Newsletter to staff and receive 10% off most items!*
Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

"Home & Harvest" Call for Art from Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Theme: If your artwork harkens to the theme of home (interiors, architecture, furnishings, landscape, waterscape, family/animal portraits) or captures the warm colors of the harvest season or portrays the harvest (still life or landscape) it is eligible.

Eligible Art: All media welcomed (except installations). Enter your art submissions online digitally or drop off in-person.

Learn more at Contact the gallery at for details. 
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The North County Arts Network presents a Candidates Forum for the San Diego County Supervisor District 5 race, September 21st, 6 to 7pm. This event will be hosted at Mira Costa College at the Oceanside campus in the Little Theater and moderated by the League of Women Voters.

Visit for more information.
San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art's sundown series returns this September with Culture & Cocktails, celebrating the upcoming exhibition Javier Marín. On Thursday, September 27th, bring a date, grab some friends, and experience art in a whole new way! 

- See statues come to life (Living World Entertainment)
- Participate in live figure drawing with Thumbprint Gallery
- Contortionists from Zen Arts will twist and bend in dramatic feats of seemingly inhuman flexibility
- Get airbrush body paint inspired by Javier Marín
- Pose with a living statue 
- Dance the night away with music by DJ Giancarlo
- Dine al fresco in the park (Fork Yeah Food Truck)

Visit for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

Join the Mingei International Museum for one last hurrah in the Museum as we know it! Celebrate Mingei’s past and our exciting future at this unusual, construction themed grand closing party. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and food stations, live art creation on the Museum’s bare walls, DJ, photo booth, lounges and a sneak peek of our final Treasures Art Sale.

Funds raised will support Mingei’s Transformational Renovation which will feature a plaza level free and open to all, a dedicated classroom, a new program and performance space, and second-floor terraces with views onto the Plaza de Panama

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

MCASD Downtown presents Downtown Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo, September 20th through February 3rd. This exhibit brings together work by 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. Presenting both early career and established artists, Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo highlights distinctive practices shaping conversations and communities in our binational region and beyond. Recognizing that San Diego and Tijuana’s artistic communities are distinct but overlapping, the exhibition builds on the ongoing artistic exchanges between the two cities.

Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo also acknowledges the crucial role that alternative art venues play in the region’s art scene, with nearly a quarter of the exhibition’s artists running or programming independent spaces in San Diego and Tijuana.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The La Jolla Athenaeum presents Perry Vásquez: Under the Perfect Sun, September 22 through November 3, 2018. Vásquez’s new series of paintings focuses on images of burning palm trees against empty blue skies, placing it in the California pop tradition.

Working within tightly framed vertical formats, Vásquez casts an objective and analytical eye on the palms as vexed symbols of Southern California's modern lifestyle, characterized by emphasis on technological innovation, social mobility, experimentation, mass entertainment, and cultural novelty. The title for the show is taken from Mike Davis, Jim Miller, and Kelly Mayhew’s history of San Diego, Under the Perfect Sun. Jim Miller will read from his novel Last Days of Ocean Beach on the night of the opening, Friday, September 21, from 6 to 6:30 PM.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, September 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

Join the Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, September 6th for And Here We Are – A Nature Story with Bil Zelman including a photographic talk and presentation in MOPA’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. Photographer Bil Zelman’s latest work examines the our rapidly changing landscape, the impacts of non-native and invasive species, and the fragile places where man and nature collide.

For more information, please 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.

Visit to learn more! 
La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents Hundred Days, September 22 through October 21, 2018. This play is an exhilarating and heartrending autobiographical piece, written and performed by the husband-and-wife team of Abigail and Shaun Bengson, about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had 100 days to live.

Visit to learn more!
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Barefoot in the Park through September 16th, 2018. Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York walk-up. Throw in a loopy meddling mother, an eccentric Bohemian upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents Wicked, October 31 through November 25, 2018. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

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 Every Brilliant Thing through September 16, 2018. You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for: 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The color yellow. You leave it on her pillow. You know she read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of it’s own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Once, The Musical through September 16th, 2018. The hit Irish movie is now a riveting Tony Award-winning musical! Love, longing & an artist's fight to matter are matched with rousing choreography & amazing music, performed by a spectacular cast all playing instruments. Packed with great songs including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly."

For ticket and performance information, visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego REP presents Fun Home, September 6th through 30th.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of this volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man. This refreshingly honest musical is the winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score.

For more performance information, visit

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. Support small family farms and shop for the best gourmet grocery items at the Little Italy Mercato. 

The Mercato is thriving in its location along W. Date Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street. Visit the Mercato every Saturday from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. MANGIA BENE!

Visit for more information. 
Visiting Little Italy? Parking is easier than you think!

610 W Ash is conveniently located on India and Ash minutes minutes walk from the heart of Little Italy. Our garage is clean and patrolled 24/7 by onsite building Security. With over 300 available stalls on nights and weekends, park your car here at 610 W. Ash and enjoy the sites and sounds of Little Italy. Our rates are competitive to surrounding parking garages with our night and weekend daily rate at $5 flat for those who want to enjoy a day or evening in Little Italy.

For those who work in the area, there is also monthly parking available. Our rates are also competitive to other parking structures in the area. If interested please reach out to Gary Sykes Parking Manager -
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2018 ArtWalk Carlsbad 
Armada Drive, Carlsbad
September 22 & 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2019 Mission Federal ArtWalk
San Diego's Little Italy
April 27 & 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2019 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District at Liberty Station
2019 Dates To Be Announced Soon