Palms and Stripes by Jaime McCarrier 
"Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of
June trembled like a butterfly." ~ Pablo Neruda
June 2018

August 11 & 12, 2018
Arts District at Liberty Station

September 22 & 23, 2018
Armada Drive

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

Mark Your Calendar for our Two Upcoming Art Festivals

Summer is here and that means ArtWalk @ Liberty Station and ArtWalk Carlsbad are next up on our calendar, and we look forward to sharing new art, new interactive experiences and performances with you.

Save the dates:

August 11 & 12 -- Liberty Station
September 22 & 23 -- Carlsbad

Stay up to date on these events through our website.
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
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 -

ArtReach San Diego

Print It Forward: Wine. Dine. Create. Support. 

Thursday, June 28th // 6 – 8pm at Royale

Sip a cocktail, get creative, and hang out with friends while supporting art opportunities for San Diego kiddos!

Your ticket includes an artist-led printmaking workshop with ArtReach, an Instagram worthy setting, and a signature cocktail from Royale. Learn relief printmaking techniques to create multiple art prints. Trade with friends or keep the whole set for yourself!

Arrive early to take advantage of Royale’s happy hour, 4-6pm. More about Royale!:

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

Artist & Craftsman has great sales for summertime crafting, camps, tie-dye BBQ's, murals, and more!

- Crafting Supplies: Extra 25% Off Everyday Prices
- Sargent Art Supplies (GREAT for teachers!): 50% Off List Price
- Speedball Printmaking Supplies: 40% Off List Price
- Marabu: Fabric Paints, Marbling Inks, Art Sprays, Glass Paint, etc., 50% Off List Price
- Jacquard: Fabric Paints, Dyes, & Accessories- 40% Off List Price
- Montana Gold Spray Paint $6.99/can and Montana Black Spray Paint $5.85/can 

Visit for more information.
Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents Prom Dress: Seventeen on Being 17 through June 17, 2018. Seventeen female artists evoke and interpret being 17 years old through the great American Prom.

In their work, the artists explore this girlhood rite of passage and all its uncertainty, excitement, doubt and hype. Why does Prom still carry such meaning for many, even years later? Featuring work by Maite Benito Agahnia, Manuelita Brown, Diana Carey, Bronle Crosby, Susan Darnall, Ellen Dieter, Kaori Fukuyama, Julia C R Gray, Diane Hall, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Kathy McChesney, Lori Mitchell, Gillian Moss, Alison Haley Paul, Julia San Roman, Christine Schwimmer, Gail Titus, Theresa Vandenberg Donche, Brenda York.

Visit for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art opens Music As Muse, a summer exhibition where artists pair music to their artwork. This show runs June 2nd - July 29th, 2018, with a hosted beer and wine opening reception on June 9th, from 7-9pm. Be sure to REGISTER for this event.

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

"Creamsicle" Call for Art from Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Bring on Summer! Any piece that features the color "cream" is eligible. Any art that celebrates summer in San Diego is also eligible. All media welcomed. Enter your art submissions online digitally or drop off in person.

Deadline to enter & submit art: Friday, June 8th by 4pm.
Jurors: Tina and Craig Abernethy, art collectors. 

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

The San Diego Visual Arts Network supports the San Diego Art Prize 2017 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library through June 9, 2018. Work on display includes Cy Kuchenbaker with Rizzhel Mae Javier and Fu/Rich with Alexander Kohnke. Learn more about the SD Art Prize Catalog 2017.​​​​​​​

Visit for more information.
The Studio Door

The Studio Door calls artists to submit work for their upcoming exhibition Tarot: The Fools Journey Through Life  (August 3-26). Artwork inspired by Tarot, Oracle and Divination decks, even Lotería cards, are welcome for submission. The title of this visual arts exhibition comes from the Tarot’s Major Arcana.  Each of the cards can be described as an archetype, a symbolic figure or situation of great significance that represents our journey starting with the innocence (The Fool) and ends with complete knowledge (The Universe).

Categories Accepted- Fine Art: Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, ceramics, stoneware, stain glass and sculpture. Over sized jewelry that can be defined as fine art is acceptable for this show. 

Submission Deadline: July 6, 2018
For more information, visit
San Diego Museum
of Art

Join The San Diego Museum of Art for Art After Hours on June 1, 15, 22, and 29. For only $5 after 5PM on Fridays, experience special exhibitions and the Museum’s 20 galleries while live music plays at Panama 66 in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court. Free admission for members, youth 17 & under, and college students with ID.

Visit for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

This Mingei International Museum will shine a spotlight on the lesser-known libraries of UCSD, SDSU and USD. Voluminous Art, Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries will celebrate the art of the book by showcasing approximately 25 volumes from each library collection, a sampling that will hint at centuries-old practices of book design, typography, binding and printing.

To honor his San Diego legacy, there will be a Dr. Seuss book with an original drawing by Theodor Geisel. There will also be multiple contemporary creations, most very small, one-off editions of eccentric art works. On view through September 3, 2018

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

MCASD Downtown presents Bodies in Trouble, highlighting the work of ten graduating artists in the Master of Fine Arts program at UCSD. Many of the works react to the ever-increasing coding and disciplining of bodies along lines of gender, race, legality, and economic status. In response to such pressures, these artists have adopted strategies that range from efforts to subversively inhabit and symptomatize bodies, to satire, social critique and camp performance. Bodies in Trouble is on view through June 17, 2018.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum is pleased to present, in conjunction with inSite and Casa Gallina in Mexico City, a celebration of the garden in the Clayes Gallery. Respira (Breathe) will run June 16 - July 28, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, June 15. Artist Mariana Magdaleno will exhibit drawings, artist’s books and paintings of plants and flowers native to La Jolla and North County, including the Athenaeum’s front garden (curated and maintained by botanist John Alexander), alongside plants from Casa Gallina in Mexico City. The plants, themselves, will also be exhibited.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, June 1st. 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 the International Rescue Committee's International Documentary Film Series. From the front lines of conflict to rebuilding life in a new country, these films take an honest look at the reality of the refugee experience. The humanity, struggle, camaraderie and courage of these stories come alive on the big screen as they are told by the people who lived them.

  • June 10 - This is Home: The story of four Syrian refugee families sent to resettle in Baltimore.
  • June 17 - New Neighbors Project: In their voices, through their own eyes – self-directed refugee films from the new American West.
  • June 24 - On Her Shoulders: Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Now, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

For more information, please visit
San Diego Art Institute

The San Diego Art Institute is pleased to announce Youth Alliance 2018: a showcase of student artwork created during the past school year with eight local non-profit organizations including ArtReach, A4LSD, The FRONT Gallery, Casa Familiar, Outside Lens, CoTA, SDAI, and Words Alive! The exhibition includes three distinct group shows and marks the culmination of outreach programs that involved dozens of teaching artists, community volunteers, and hundreds of K-12 students and teachers. By giving the students an opportunity to show their work in a public art space, SDAI hopes to raise awareness for local arts education. Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10.

Youth Alliance features three group shows open M-F from 10 am-5 pm and 12 pm-5 pm  on weekends with a FREE family workshop on June 9 from 11 am-4 pm. 
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 Culture presents Sensorium on June 30, 2018. 15 urban lofts of IDEA1 Downtown will be transformed with immersive, experiential, multi-sensory art experiences themes around The 5 Senses. Enjoy live dance, fashion show, delicious bites, wine tastings, & much more in one of Downtown's most visionary art-filled communities. To purchase tickets, click here:

Visit to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents The Squirrels, June 5th through July 1st, 2018. Winter is on its way, and the squirrels are restless. Mistrust is growing between the Gray Squirrels, who enjoy a rich cache of nuts, and the outcast and hungry Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider ignites a savage war, the consequences are catastrophic. This epic play shows the animal instincts driving us all.

Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) directs Tony Award nominee Robert Askins’ (Hand to God) ambitious, out-landishly funny (and downright furry) new play.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
The Tempest, June 17 through July 22, 2018. Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books.

The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda’s happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter’s future. Under the direction of the renowned Joe Dowling, this enchanting fantasy kicks off the 2018 Shakespeare Festival with spectacle under the stars.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents The Kind and I, June 26 through July 1, 2018. The 2015 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, The King and I, will soon be “getting to know you,” San Diego. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, directed by Bartlet Sher, is set in 1860’s Bangkok. It tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and the British schoolteacher he brought in to teach his many wives and children. Come see the show New York Magazine called “too beautiful to miss."

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 Monty Python's Spamalot, June 27 through August 5, 2018. This highly irreverent parody tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons you’ll be eating up Spamalot. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the show elevates silliness to an art form.

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Once, The Musical, June 1 through July 22, 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 Repertory Theatre presents Elon Gold: Pro-Semite, An Evening of Comedy on June 14th, 2018. Enjoy an evening of laughs with world renowned Jewish comedian Elon Gold! Gold’s comedy and acting credits include Stacked, In-Laws, Bones, The Dana Carvey Show, Frasier, The Mentalist, Chappelle’s Show, ten appearances on The Tonight Show and a one-hour special on Netflix. Millions around the globe have shared his routine on Christmas trees. His one-man show Elon Gold: Pro-Semite premiered at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

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. 
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2018 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District at Liberty Station
August 11 & 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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