APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."  ~ Albert Einstein
February 2017

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017
San Diego's Little Italy

August 12 & 13, 2016
Arts District at Liberty Station

Introducing Mission Federal ArtWalk's 2017 Featured Artists

We proudly introduce this year's Featured Artists!  These 8 fine artists will be spotlighted in the Mission Federal ArtWalk publicity for their creativity, artistry, and use of materials. Moni Blom, Franco Forte, Mildred Gil Parada,
Iris Scott Represented by Adelman Fine Art, Ivano Stocco and Michael Summers.  Congratulations to these talented artists.  Check out their art and learn about what inspires them and be sure to mark your calendar and plan to come to Mission Federal ArtWalk, April 29 and 30!  Preview all the art at the festival at www.missionfederalartwalk.org
Congratulations to the 2017 Artie Award Recipients

Mission Federal ArtWalk annually recognizes difference-makers who help to enrich arts and culture in our community.  This year, this Artie Awards were presented to Kinsee Morlan, Engagement Editor and author of the Arts and Culture Report at Voice of San Diego; Scripps Health, a leader in healthcare in San Diego and long-time arts supporter; and Jane Wheeler, philanthropist and ArtReach supporter.  The Artie Awards themselves are one-of-a-kind sculptures by Jon Koehler

Artists: Apply Now for Mission Federal ArtWalk

Act quickly, before the show is sold out! 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.
Art Students & Emerging Artists: Apply Now for The Business of Art Scholarship

The Studio Door and Mission Federal ArtWalk together with San Diego Visual Arts Network are pleased to offer "The Business of Art" scholarship for the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk.

The Business of Art scholarship is a unique opportunity for a student/emerging artist who has never shown and sold their work and who has a body of work to showcase at Mission Federal ArtWalk. The scholarship winner will receive a booth at the festival, and personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door. The recipient also benefits from a media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. 

Learn more and download an application here


Mission Federal ArtWalk 2017

Would you like to participate in San Diego's largest annual showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at the 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk!

We offer about 250 volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place April 29 & April 30, with a few positions during the month of April. As a Mission Federal ArtWalk volunteer, you receive our official 2017 T-shirt and may participate in a "volunteers-only" raffle of great artwork and prizes, donated by our artists and sponsors. Minimum age to volunteer is 16 years.

Access our online volunteer registration system here

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. 

ArtReach San Diego

Get out your dancing shoes and join ArtReach for an afternoon of rock, swing, boogie and blues with Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra and The Shenanigans. Proceeds benefit the ArtReach Access to Art Program.

February 26
2:30 PM
The Music Box 1337 India Street
Tickets:  $25 General  -- $60 VIP

Purchase tickets at artreachsandiego.org
Information:  619.940.7278
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Check out Artist & Craftsman's amazing Back to School sales - not just for students! 

- Prismacolor pencils and markers 50% off List
- Sennelier Abstract Acrylics- 50% off List
- Gamblin paints & mediums- 40% off List
- Golden- 40% off List for Golden Products, 30% off List for Williamsburg (ends Feb 10)
- Borden & Riley Pads- 50% off List
- Strathmore Pads- 50% off List (plus $5 18x24” Newsprint pads!)
- Princeton and Robert Simmons Brushes- 50% off List
- AA Hardcover Sketcbooks - 50% off List
- Fredrix Stretched Canvas - 60% off List

Taking a class? Remember to ask for the 10% student discount on non-sale items!

Visit www.artistcraftsman.com for more information.
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art opens their Landscape & Bloom Exhibition on February 4th, 2017! This show features some of the Gallery's permanent stable of artists, while introducing the talents of Erin Hansen, Diana Carey, and Monique Straub. The Exhibition, which celebrates beautiful landscapes and florals, hangs to March 26th.
The Gallery will host an artist reception on February 11th from 7:00-9:00pm, where you may enjoy complimentary beverages, small bites, and live music! RSVP required.
Additionally, please be sure to visit the Gallery on February 18th from 1:00-3:00pm for a Monique Straub demo!

Visit www.AdelmanFineArt.com for more information.
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network & North County Art Network invite you to join their committee on Tuesday, February 7th, at 10AM for a Looking Glass meeting. This project connects art to business through public image projections.

A Valentine Card  Making Party will be held after the meeting at 2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, 92007. Please RSVP and email Patricia Frischer if you have some ideas to share and want to become involved: patricia@sdvisualarts.net

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

Meyer Fine Art presents Visions of Latin Art through February 25th. Latin art reflects the rich and complex cultural heritage of its people. It symbolically tells a story, challenging the senses while socially engaging the audience. This exhibition of works on paper and paintings dives deep into the pool of talented and influential Latin artists from the late 1970s to the present; seven countries are represented.

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

The San Diego Museum of Art's popular sundown series travels to ancient Persia (modern-day Iran) with an evening inspired by the newly installed Arts of Iran and Arts of South and Southeast Asia galleries. Find inspiration in the geometric Iranian motifs featured in the galleries to create your own mosaic choker necklace or cuff bracelet, add your personal flair to a collaborative sticky note mural, and enjoy a Darius the Great signature cocktail crafted by award-winning distillery Papa's Pilar Rum. Don't miss the Radiant Human photo experience to take home a photographic interpretation of your aura.

Visit www.sdmart.org for more information. 
Contemporary Arts Committee

Contemporary Arts Committee, a support group of The San Diego Museum of Art, presents architect Jennifer Luce speaking and showing examples of her work at LUCE et Studio, 5070 Santa Fe St., #A, San Diego, CA  92109, at its meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 7PM.

Tickets are $20 for non-CAC members and may be purchased at the door.
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents a Valentine's Jewelry Pop Up, February 11th. Jewelry has long been a symbol of love and devotion, crafted to bring beauty to the wearer. This Valentine’s weekend, mark your calendar for this special Jewelry Pop-up! Shop international and local jewelry artists Indiri Collection, Maru Lopez and Tammy Spencer. From classic pearls to polymer clay, there is something for everyone to take home and adore. All proceeds from The Collectors’ Gallery sales go to Museum exhibitions and education programming.

Visit www.mingei.org 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.

At this Downtown at Sundown, enjoy free exhibition tours in MCASD's galleries February 16th, at 5:30 and 6:45 PM. Exhibitions on view include Dimensions of Black: A Collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art; Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie; and Tristano di Robilant.

Visit www.mcasd.org 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 month February 22nd.

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 www.ljathenaeum.org for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Fall in love with art at Friday Night Liberty on February 3 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 live art demonstrations by Chinese Brush Painting Society, Anneville Studio and WabiSabiWeaving, create keepsakes for veterans at Lovejoy Creations, post about your love for the arts and enjoy a discount at TheLOT, and so much more! Visitors can start their stroll at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center – 2640 Historic Decatur Road and pick up a monthly program and District map. 

Visit www.libertystation.com to learn more!
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, February 2 - 5, 2017. Now in it's seventh year, the festival continues to provide a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that a personal voice can make a difference. The film festival brings to light human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

Almost Sunrise, February 4th: Two young veterans, haunted by their combat experiences, take a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America seeking redemption, acceptance and a way to close the moral chasm opened by war.

I Am Not Your Negro, February 4th: Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America, and reflects on the legacy of racial violence that still permeates the country.

The Crossing, February 5th: A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees, The Crossing shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny.

For more information, visit www.mopa.org.
Oceanside Museum
of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents Trinh Mai: Lifeline, through March 5th, 2017. Trinh Mai is an interdisciplinary artist based in Orange County with strong ties to San Diego whose work is driven by innovative narratives of storytelling.

Her work in charcoal, gouache, mixed media, and stitching re-imagines personal memories, family roots, and spiritual connections, altering conceptions of our identities and shared histories. These works are intimate, emotional, uplifting, and hopeful. For Mai, the interlacing moments of our lives create a cord, a meandering thread that strings together the details that provide the experience needed for us to survive and thrive.

For more information, visit www.oma-online.org.
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 Freaky Friday through March 12th, 2017. Hailed by The Washington Post as “a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale,” Disney’s new musical Freaky Friday is based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films. The classic story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours has been given a contemporary spin with a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter.

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

The Old Globe presents 
Picasso at the Lapin Agile through March 12th. Steve Martin continues his creative relationship with The Old Globe, returning for the third time with this clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit.

Paris, 1904: The Lapin Agile, beloved watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, whose egos are as big as their intellects, spar with the regulars and each other about art, science, inspiration, love, and the promise of the 20th century. Throw into this mix a mysterious visitor with a penchant for blue suede shoes, and you’re in for a brilliant and witty evening in the theatre.

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

Broadway San Diego presents Kinky Boots, March 10 - 12, 2017. With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

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 Bad Jews through February 12th. The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. In one corner is the unstoppable and self-assured force of "Super Jew" Daphna. In the other, the immovable and entitled object of her secular cousin Liam. And in the middle is Liam's brother Jonah, trying to stay out of the fray. Bad Jews is a savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy.

For ticket and performance information, visit www.cygnettheatre.com.
Lamb's Players Theatre

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Lamb's Valentines Cabaret, February 11, 12 & 14 at the US Grant Hotel. The show was such a huge hit last year that Lamb's is bringing it back for three nights this February! A dozen of San Diego's best singers present a delightful evening of songs celebrating the romance, the warmth and the humor of love. The cabaret will take place in the gorgeously remodeled Bivouac Ballroom of San Diego's iconic US Grant Hotel.

For ticket and performance information, visit 
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Our Great Tchaikovsky through February 12th, on the Lyceum Stage. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is Russia’s most famous composer and one of the greatest composers of all time. His work extends from beautiful lilting melodies for ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker; to the eternally popular and celebratory 1812 Overture and Marche Slav. 

The extraordinary musical talent Hershey Felder will take the audience on a brand new journey from Putin’s Russia, where Tchaikovsky is a hero, back in time to Czarist Russia, where that was not entirely the case. Our Great Tchaikovsky is a world premiere time-bending story of culture and politics that explores the mystery around some of the greatest music ever composed.

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