APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
 Jane Doe by Susan Salazar
"To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul."  ~ Mahatma Gandhi
December 2016

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 29 & 30, 2017

August 12 & 13, 2016

Happy Holidays from ArtWalk!

From the ArtWalk team, best wishes for a joyful, safe and artistic holiday season. We hope you will come enjoy the holiday cheer at both of our host districts, Little Italy, with its festive holiday decorations, and the Arts District at Liberty Station, where you can enjoy the holiday ice rink and more. Cheers!
Artists: Apply Now for Mission Federal ArtWalk

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.

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. 

Happy Holiday Season from ArtReach!

The ArtReach team wishes you a season full of laughter, joy and art. Please call upon us for your art needs in the New Year — in schools, for your organization, at events.

619-940-7278 • www.artreachsandiego.org
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Our friendly staff is ready to help you find or make the perfect gift! Whether you're looking for starter sets, something special for a professional artist, or unique toys, Artist & Craftsman is a one-stop-shop.  Make sure to check out our December sales including Art Sets 30-66% off, Craft Supplies an extra 25% off, and Shizen Exotic Papers 25% off list.

Visit www.artistcraftsman.com for more information.
9th Annual San Diego Pottery Studio Tour

The 9th annual San Diego Pottery Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2016 from 9am to 4pm each day. This free, self-guided tour will feature the open studios of many of San Diego's best ceramic artists, spread throughout the neighborhoods of the San Diego metropolitan area from Spring Valley to Mission Hills.

Visit the website to see the map of the 2016 tour and work by participating artists: www.sdpotterytour.com 

For more information: please call Nan Coffin at 619.286.1836 or email info@sdpotterytour.com.
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art presents:

~Jewelry Trunk Show with KK Originals~
12/3/2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm
Artist, Kathy Kaberline, will be on site discussing semi-precious stone properties, explaining her process and passion, and will design fashionable sets by layering her hand-crafted necklaces. No RSVP Needed

~Winter Exhibition Opening Reception~
12/10/2016 from 7:00pm-9:00pm 
A group show full of color and emotion, fitting for a holiday season and new year.Complimentary drinks, appetizers, and cheer! Please RSVP with your guest count here or to info@adelmanfineart.com
A celebration of #artyouenJOY 

~Holbrook Candle Company Pop-Up~
The Gallery is hosting a pop-up for Holbrook Candle Company. Holbrook and the Gallery will be offering discounts at this time for multiple purchases and will have vast inventory available for you to select from! No RSVP Needed

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

The San Diego Visual Arts Network invites you to Mingle and Jingle, their annual 2016 Holiday Potluck Lunch on Tuesday, December 13th, 11AM to 2PM. (2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, Ca 92007) 

Please bring one dish or drinks for 8 to share and jewelry and accessories for the annual swap exchange. Click here to RSVP! For more information or to RSVP, contact Patricia Frischer at patricia@sdvisualarts.net or 760.943.0148. 

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

Meyer Fine Art presents Art Social through December 23rd. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Little Italy Association’s efforts to bring in a new social gathering spot to the community, Piazza Giannini. This will be a 500 square foot public space at the corner of W. Cedar and India Streets.

The show will feature a variety of art at affordable prices for the novice and seasoned collectors. Meyer Fine Art has agreed to donate 20%-30% through the entire run of the show.

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

The San Diego Museum of Art presents Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture through January 31, 2017. This exhibit is the first retrospective of Louis Kahn's work in two decades, presenting over 200 objects related to Kahn's selected buildings and projects in the form of architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs, films and more.

With complex spatial compositions and a mastery of light, Louis Kahn's architecture is regarded as a touchstone of 20th century modernism. Dignified, beautiful, and imbued with a powerful universal symbolism, Kahn's designs remain a testament to his belief that architecture should be monumental and spiritually inspiring. 

Visit www.sdmart.org for more information. 
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild invites artists to enter Documents & Pictures at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The 
entry deadline December 21, 2016.

Artists can apply online at: 
Since the first cave paintings 40,000 years ago, humans have both documented and created reality through image-making. This theme runs through art history, whether we are talking about a 16th century still life or a collage created to express your love for Justin Trudeau.

Now we live in the Instagram era, which blurs the line between reality and pictorial fiction to a degree never before seen. This exhibition seeks to explore three tendencies: works that reflect reality, works that create fictions, and works that mediate the two. 

The exhibition is seeking to mount a diverse show exploring every ramification of this theme in a wide variety of 2D media.
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents their annual Holiday Market, Thursday, December 8th, 2016. Make your list and check it twice as you shop handmade goods from local artisans. Perfect one-of-a-kind items for gift-giving or yourself! Revel in the merriment as you shop, mingle with the artists and enjoy a light bite and Nostrum cocktail on this festive December evening.

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

Visual and performing arts converge at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego'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 at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company and The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, food trucks, and so much more.

At the December 15th Downtown at Sundown, literary and performing arts non-profit So Say We All will perform at the SDSU Downtown Gallery from 6 to 7 PM. In conjunction with their current exhibition of work by Sandow Birk, Depravities & Monuments, So Say We All will present an hour of storytelling that reflects the themes present in the artist's work.

Visit www.mcasd.org/events/downtown-sundown for more information.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla presents The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium, through January 2, 2017. This exhibition examines a network of artists who were active in San Diego between the late 1960s and early 1980s and whose experiments with photography opened the medium to a profusion of new strategies and subjects. Working within the framework of conceptual art, these artists introduced urgent social issues and themes of everyday life into that seemingly neutral territory, with photographic works that took on hybrid forms, from books and postcards to video and text-and-image installations.

Visit www.mcasd.org for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum presents their annual Book and Craft SaleDecember 6th through December 30th, 2016. 

Find that book missing from your personal collection or a great gift for a friend or loved-one. The Athenaeum offers gently used books on art, architecture, and music, as well as biographies, novels, poetry, and more. Pick up a rare gem inside the Art Studio, where the finest books and auction catalogs are lying there waiting for the right person to take them home. Select from plentiful jazz, classical, and popular music CDs and LPs some music that will provide hours of pleasure. 

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

Salute the season at Friday Night Liberty on December 2 from 5 to 9 PM. This is San Diego’s most unique fun and authentic event to find holiday gifts and experience the arts with live performances by San Diego Opera’s Opera Exposed! Program, San Diego Ballet’s Nutcracker excerpts, The Pure Flamenco Store dance performances, Peace on Earth strolling carolers, Light installation and gallery exhibit  from San Diego artist Benjamin Cabral and so much more! 

Arts District Liberty Station is the place to skate, create and celebrate this holiday season. Organizers have planned a wide range of activities, celebrations, shopping, dining,and skating to ensure festive holidays for all!  Enjoy holiday classes making ornaments, crafts or wreaths, see dance and music performances or enjoy outdoor movies.

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

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents America's Cathedrals: Photography and the National Parks through December 31, 2016.

Coinciding with the centennial anniversary of The National Park Service in 2016, this exhibit celebrates the important role the visual image has played in the history and creation of our national parks. Drawn entirely from MOPA's permanent collection, America's Cathedrals features work by Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, Carleton Watkins and many more.

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

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents an exhibition reception at the North Coast Rep Cafe Gallery, December 15th. Enjoy appetizers and wine at the juried Artist Alliance satellite exhibition. This exhibition in the NCRT Café and Gallery will feature artwork from a single artist and will run concurrently with The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show and Marjorie Prime, on view December 6, 2016 through February 5, 2017.

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 The Wholehearted, December 14th through December 18th, 2016. 

The Wholehearted is an unflinching portrait of a female boxer caught at the crossroads between hell and redemption. Inspired by the biographies of iconic women in athletic history, this new play is fraught with the violence of love, the sexuality of sports and the truth behind the stories we tell ourselves. Unlike any other solo theatrical experience, The Wholehearted utilizes live projections, film and a thumping rockabilly score to explore the line between personal fantasy and hard reality and what it takes to be a champion.

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

The Old Globe presents 
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! through December 30th. This production is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 19th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs This Time of YearSanta for a Day and 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 and performance locations, visit www.theoldglobe.org.
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, December 28, 2016. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

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 A Christmas Carol, through December 24, 2016. Cygnet Theatre invites you to start your own family tradition with one of ours. This season welcomes the return of 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 www.cygnettheatre.com.
Lamb's Players Theatre

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents The Angel's Arms, December 2nd through December 24th at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. The play is part of Lamb's annual Festival of Christmas. The year is 1860, and Jeffrey Scott is a novelist suffering from a bad case of writer's block. A picturesque, deserted inn called The Angel’s Arms may be just the thing to revive his inspiration. But there's more to this odd old inn and its eccentric caretaker than meets the eye, and soon the inn and its inhabitants add an unexpected dose of magic not only to his writing, but to his experience of Christmas.

For ticket and performance information, visit 
California Center
for the Arts

California Center for the Arts and The West Coast Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker Ballet, December 17th & 18th, in the Concert Hall. This engaging and highly entertaining production is both beautiful and fun-loving.

The family-oriented performance, which features a cast of over 200 performers and guest artists from San Francisco Ballet captures the magic, wonder and innocence of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet as seen through a child’s eyes. Spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, and live music by the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra come together to create a stunning, grand-scale event that has become a popular family holiday tradition.

For more information visit www.artcenter.org.
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents A Snow White Christmas, December 2nd through December 24th, on the Lyceum Stage. 

A Snow White Christmas is the American Panto version based on the Snow White fairytale which includes singing, dancing and interactive fun and magic. Featured songs include Born this Way by Lady Gaga, Thriller by Michael Jackson and YMCA by the Village People.

The essence of American Panto is bringing together the family by way of entertainment. It helps introduce young ones to the theatre in an enjoyable way. Whether you are young or old, a Panto is enjoyed by all members of the family at the holiday season.

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