Sunrise by Chris Dellorco 
Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favors no race, and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible. ~ Richard Kamler
July 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.

ArtReach @ Liberty Station Volunteers Needed

Would you like to participate in a beautiful showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 2018! We offer volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place August 11 & 12, and for pre-event activities during July and August.

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!
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 Lady Indigo, 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!

Early Bird Pricing until August 1, 2018: $120 per person

For more information, email
Liberty Station Outdoor Movie: Loving Vincent

Arts District Liberty Station welcomes back its free outdoor film series on the second Saturday of each month through October 2018. Evenings feature surprise pop-up performances or activities along with curated shorts preceding the feature film. Grab a picnic, blanket, or low back chair and spend an evening underneath the stars with friends, family, and neighbors. Movies begin after sunset. 

On August 11th @ 8pm, ArtWalk and the Arts District will co-host  a special showing of Loving Vincent, a film exploring the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters.

What could be better than an afternoon at our festival, dinner at Liberty Station, and this amazing film?

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Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

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

On July 7th, join A&C for a FREE Molotow acrylic paint marker demo! Stop by the store on Saturday to try something new and enter our raffle to win a marker set of your own! Molotow acrylic markers are refillable, come in a huge variety of colors and are perfect for detailing, mixed media projects, rock painting, and so much more.

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Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents Janell Cannon: Stellaluna,July 1 through August 19, 2018. Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are treasured around the world. One of her most beloved books is Stellaluna, the tender story of a lost young bat who finally finds her way safely home to her mother and friends. Written and illustrated by the Carlsbad artist, Stellaluna was first published in 1993 and is now reaching its second generation of readers. It has been translated into nearly 30 languages. This exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of Stellaluna by presenting all of Janell’s original artwork created for the book.

Visit for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art continues "Music As Muse", a summer exhibition where artists pair music to their artwork. Enjoy an eclectic Spotify playlist, while you browse the collection! This show is open now to July 29th, 2018.

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

"Going Green" Call for Art from Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Honoring the verdant world. Mossy, grassy, leafy? Superheroes like Green Lantern, Gumby, The Hulk? Green with envy, green about the gills, give them the green light, green back dollar...

Have any of these thoughts made it into your artwork? We want to see! Any artwork that emblazons the color green is eligible. The green does not have to be dominant, just prominent.

Deadline to enter & submit art: Friday, July 6th by 4pm.

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

The San Diego Visual Arts Network supports 4 events opening on July 14 in North County:

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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. 
Contemporary Arts Committee

Sign up for "Mimosa, Coffee, Scones, Maria". In collaboration with the Oceanside Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Committee of the San Diego Museum of Art invites you to join a private conversation and tour "Survival is Insufficient" with Maria Mingalone, Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art, at OMA on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 10:00 am.

Tickets are $40 for SDMA members and $45 for non-SDMA members and may be purchased online at Tickets are not being sold through OMA.

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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 Downtown at Sundown, Thursday, Jul 19, 2018. Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’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 and so much more.

Explore the exhibitions Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground and Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,... with complimentary tours at 5:30 and 6:45 PM in the Jacobs Building. At the SDSU Downtown Gallery, don't miss your last chance to see the exhibition Give-and-Take: Poster Design by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell.

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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 through July 28. 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, July 6th. 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 and the SD Italian Film Festival presents Una Donna Per Amica (A Woman As A Friend) on July 19th at 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Francesco and Claudia are best friends. He is an awkward and funny criminal lawyer and she is a French-Italian vet, as exuberant and free-spirited as she is beautiful. There are no secrets between them. They share everything and have a lot of fun together. Claudia even has Francesco’s apartment’s keys, and comes and goes as she likes.

But when Claudia meets Giovanni, a forest ranger who is completely taken with her and soon wins her love, Francesco finds himself forced to deal with unexpected discomfort and jealousy. Soon, that begins to affect their relationship, raising the question: can men and women really be just friends? A romantic comedy dedicated to anyone has ever loved a friend but not had the courage to say anything for fear of losing them.

For more information, please visit
San Diego Art Institute

The San Diego Art Institute presents High-Key: Color in Southern California through August 12, 2018. Color has long served as a catalyst for Southern California artists’ imaginations. High-Key presents a group of San Diego artists whose work engages the region’s distinctive color tradition.

Like those before them, contemporary artists dive into a realm of Southern CA color, yet their materials and interests range far wider than their predecessors. In a diverse array of mediums, they create vibrant sensorial encounters that speak to the experience of our time. These artists employ color to mine the state of the natural and built environment; the particularities of the region’s popular culture; technology, memory, and the human body; and the relationship between color and form itself. 
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.

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La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents Queens, July 3 - 29, 2018. When Renia moved into a basement apartment in Queens, NY, she found a group of women who, like her, uprooted their lives and arrived in America with nothing. Now the landlord, Renia finds herself face to face with a young woman who forces her to question anew the costs of leaving one home for the tenuous promise of another.

This exquisite new play from 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok is a moving study of the things we run from and toward, and the people who shepherd us along the way.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, July 2 through August 12, 2018. Silky soft Truffula trees provide the perfect ingredient for a nifty new garment. But when demand skyrockets, who will speak for all the trees in the Truffula forest? Enter the Lorax.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has been enchanting adults and children alike for generations, and this summer his irresistible, big-hearted, mustachioed hero will be brought to inventive life in what critics call a “mad, uproarious delight” (The Independent). Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the brilliant, eye-popping colors, infectious music, and beloved story that the Financial Times called “joyous and all-too-timely.”

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Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents On Your Feet!, July 31 through August 5, 2018. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.

From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

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 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 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 

transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project proudly presents Light Within the Cracks, a dance theatre production with live music, spoken word, video, and original dance pieces that explores mental health, trauma, and resilience. Light Within the Cracks is the culminating event of a 5-month long program for San Diego teens that combines technical dance and movement training with reflection on society and self. The performance will give us dynamic images of struggle, resilience, and hope that honor and celebrate our teen and young adult performers. Join July 20 & 21, 2018.

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 @ 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