Blowing in the Breeze by Ruth Fromstein
Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day.  ~ Winston Churchill
November 2018

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

August 10 & 11, 2019
Arts District at Liberty Station

September 21 & 22, 2019​​​​​​​
Armada Drive
Mark Your Calendar for our Upcoming 2019 Art Festivals!

Team ArtWalk is getting ready for three festivals in 2019!

Each of these festivals has its own unique palette of visual and performing arts and activities, and each offers a distinctive atmosphere & venue. Mark your calendar and plan to attend these unforgettable events. Once you visit our festivals, you’ll want to come each year to add to your art collection!

We look forward to sharing new art, new interactive experiences and performances with you.

Save the dates!
April 27 & 28 -- Mission Fed ArtWalk, Little Italy
August 10 & 11 -- ArtWalk @ Liberty Station
September 21 & 22 -- ArtWalk Carlsbad

Call to Artists
Artist applications are currently being accepted for all three festivals for both new and returning artists. Fine art artists are encouraged to apply here!

Learn more about all 3 events:
Thank you to our 2018 ArtWalk Carlsbad Partner Hotels!

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.

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.

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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

Join ArtReach at the Little Italy Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st! Families, friends and neighbors will experience Little Italy’s Christmas magic and will be able to enjoy the community’s festive décor, seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment, horse carriage rides, holiday treats, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, and more!

ArtReach will be hosting a no-cost make-and-take art project with families, where participants can use paper, wood, and paint to create a winter-themed wall hanging keepsake. Find them next to Santa’s Village at the Plaza de Famiglia, 4-8PM. 

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

Fall is here, no better way to spend it than making art. Can't think of a project or need help completing one? Come chat with us, our knowledgeable staff is here to help.

Here are some great deals for November/December:

MCS Frames - 40% off List
Nielsen + Bainbridge Frames - 50% off List

Marabu Products - Buy One Get One Free (Excludes sets + all Graphix items)

Crafts - Extra 25% off Everyday Retail Price

Shizen Paper - 25% off List

Journals - 20% off List

Holiday Sets - Select Holiday Sets 33-60% off List
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Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

Over the past 20 years, the William D. Cannon Art Gallery's Juried Biennial Exhibitions have become an important showcase for the work of both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. This year's jurors for the Biennial are Maria Mingalone, Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art, and Robert Pincus, Art Critic, professor and writer. In addition to selecting the artists in the Biennial, the jurors give a total of $2000 in cash prizes to be awarded at the opening reception, Saturday, December 1. The exhibition will be on display December 2nd through January 13th.

Visit for more information!

Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art continues their fall exhibit "California Love," a collection of new artwork that celebrates the Golden State’s spirit! This exhibit will hang until November 18th, 2018.

Following the fall exhibit will be the gallery's annual winter group show entitled "#artyouenJOY." Please continue to visit for updates on that show schedule.

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

Join the Art on 30th / Ashton Gallery for their C-Note Annual Art Sale. They will be featuring artwork floor to ceiling at pocket-friendly prices. Guests will be able to buy their favorite art pieces directly off the walls!

Reception: Saturday, November 24th, 6pm–8pm
​Exhibit Dates: November 24th - January 5th
4434 30th Street, San Diego 92116

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

The San Diego Visual Arts Network presents the winners of this year's SD Art Prize. The SD Art Prize is dedicated to the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and rewarding ingredient of any world-class city and a building block of the lifestyle of its residents. Conceived to promote and encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life, this annual award honors artistic expression. 

For 2018, the established artist Anne Mudge will be working with emerging artist Erin Dace Behling, and established artist Robert Matheny will be working with emerging artist Max Robert Daily. Their collaborative efforts will debut at Art San Diego before moving on to San Diego’s Athenaeum.

Visit for more information.
San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art's presents Art After Hours, November 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018. For only $5 after 5:00 PM 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

Mingei International Museum is embarking upon a major renovation of its Balboa Park facility. Their doors are now closed to the public for the next year. But don't worry, you will be able to find them elsewhere over the next year, including at Liberty Station. Join Shop Mingei at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station to kick off the year in their new space with Mini Mingei. Held biweekly, look, discuss and listen during this interactive story time intended for art-loving children and families of all ages. Join November 2nd, 16th, & 30th, from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

MCASD Downtown presents Downtown Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo, 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 Space is the PlaceModernist Fantasy and the Scientific Imagination in 20th Century Avant-Garde Art and Music, Thursdays, November 1, 8 & 15, 2018. The scientific imagination has fueled numerous innovations in both art and music over the course of the 20th century.

The quest to creatively evoke different realities has sparked radical ideas that have revolutionized art and culture. These imagined worlds speak as parables of our present, and through them artists have challenged the status quo, leveled acute social criticism, and cast a vision for under-represented communities. These lectures will trace the influence of the scientific imagination on modern art and avant-garde music from the 1900s to the present, and discuss how scientific fantasies have transformed how we think about art, ourselves, and our world.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, November 2nd 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 for the Open Show San Diego #10, November 8th at 6PM & 8PM. Join for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #10. Each Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers – from photographers to filmmakers – to share their latest work. The evening’s format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes. What’s not to love?

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 The Year to Come December 4-30, 2018. Every New Year’s Eve a family gathers in their Florida backyard to ring in the coming year. In between dips in the pool, politically incorrect banter and a highly-anticipated onion dip, their relationships grow and fracture in moments that become family legend. Unfolding backwards in time, The Year to Come is a hilarious and touching world premiere that shows how the promise of our future is shaped by the lens of our past.

Rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces us to a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century.

Visit  to learn more!
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! November 3 through December 29, 2018. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 21st incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze),” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents Waitress, November 27 through November 25, 2018. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this new hit features original music by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

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 A Christmas Carol, November 28 - December 30, 2018. Cygnet’s holiday smash hit is back for its fifth season! Bring the family back to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Lamb's Festival of Chrismas, Reaching for the Stars, November 20 through December 30, 2018. Now in its 41st Year, this festival is a SD holiday tradition that's different every December. A original play filled with terrific music.

"Keep your nose to the grindstone, and your eyes on the sky” says Van, the wise old soul in a hip young neighborhood that has dubbed him ”Father Christmas.”  All around him are searching for a match made in heaven or the perfect gig, but Van will let you know if you’re looking in the wrong places. It's a joyous production filled with new music and fresh arrangements of traditional carols that are sure to add sparkle to your Christmas season!

For ticket and performance information, visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego REP presents A Doll's House, Part 2, November 21st through December 16th. This sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece begins with a knock on the same door Nora exited fifteen years ago. A Doll’s House, Part 2, which garnered eight Tony Award nominations, is a blistering and very funny meditation on marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment.

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

2019 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District at Liberty Station
August 10 & 11, 2019

2019 ArtWalk Carlsbad 
Armada Drive, Carlsbad
September 21 & 22, 2019