APRIL 29 & 30, 2017
AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
 Crested King Jay by Iris Scott, Represented by Adelman Fine Art
"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."  ~ Hedy Lamarr 
March 2017

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

August 12 & 13, 2016
Arts District at Liberty Station


A Few Spaces are Still Available

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.
The Business of Art Scholarship Winner

The Studio Door and Mission Federal ArtWalk together with San Diego Visual Arts Network are pleased to announce the winner of "The Business of Art" scholarship for the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk. This year, we received more applications than ever before.

The winner is Mikaela McLeish, a large-scale oil painter. She combines realism with expressionistic brushstrokes that often distort the human figure. She is fascinated by the sensation of the figure constantly shifting between presence and absence, isolation and connection, individual and society, reality and dream. Her pieces invite the viewer along on her personal inner journey.

Congratulations Mikaela!  Visit with her in Tent # 721
at Mission Federal ArtWalk.

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 ,more than 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. 
AquaVie – San Diego’s new Spa + Wellness Club 

Please visit the AquaVie, San Diego’s new Spa + Wellness Club, booth at ArtWalk to “Enter-to-Win:"

- 1 Year Free of Tier 2 Membership with skin care and body care samples provided by Comfort Zone
- 60-Minute Spa Treatment of your choice with skin care and body care samples provided by Comfort Zone
- Product with 1 week complimentary pass with skin care and body care samples provided by Comfort Zone

For more information about AquaVie Spa + Wellness Club contact: 619.557.3663 or info@aquaviewellness.com.

ArtReach San Diego

Peacock Life Knockarounds. You will shine like the sun.

Get ready for Peacock Life Knockarounds, designed by a Ramona Elementary student. Knockaround and ArtReach have teamed up for year four to take design into schools.  Over 200 students designed a pair of sunglasses. Knockaround chose Lilli's peacock-themed pair to make and sell. Proceeds benefit the ArtReach Access to Art Program.

Available in April online at Knockaround.com, and at Mission Federal ArtWalk.

Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Whether you’re stocking up or want to try something new – March comes with great sales at Artist & Craftsman Supply!

- Speedball Printmaking Supplies - 40-50% off list
- Jacquard fabric paints, dyes, cyanotype, and alcohol inks - 40% off list
- Marabu fabric paints, glass paints, marbling inks, stencils, and MORE - 50% off list”

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

Adelman Fine Art hangs their Landscape & Bloom exhibition through March 26th, 2017. This show celebrates a range of landscapes and florals with oil paintings, photography, and various mixed media. The gallery is honored to represent artists Erin Hanson, Monique Straub, and Diana Carey, as well as best selling artists from the Adelman Fine Art permanent stable.

The gallery looks forward to the Iris Scott Solo Show Opening Reception, beginning April 2nd from 6-8pm. This two-week show will honor renowned Brooklyn finger painter, Iris Scott. Come meet this Artwalk Featured artist and see her paint a new piece during the event! Please be sure to REGISTER early.

March Schedule at Adelman Fine Art:
Diana Carey 3/4/17 6-8pm: Meet & Greet
Tesa Michaels 3/11/17 1-3pm: Artist Demo
Erin Hanson 13/18/17 12-2pm: Book Signing

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

The San Diego Visual Arts Network invites you to attend The Before Show: Patricia Frischer at Symbologist Gallery (2060 Logan Ave unit C, SD 92113 in Barrio Logan). Save the date for the closing reception on Saturday March 11th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM during Chicano Park gallery crawl night. The exhibition runs through March 15, 2017. For more information, call Kaarin Vaughn at 619-693-5004. See images from the show here.

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

Meyer Fine Art presents Clay Walker: Midwest to West, March 14th through April 22nd. The opening reception is Saturday, March 18th, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Clay Walker (1924-2008), mid-century abstract expressionist /modernist, found his niche in the contemporary art world. This new exhibition covers his works on paper, from woodcuts and etchings to paintings on paper, a mélange of color, texture and creativity.

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

The San Diego Museum of Art's presents Art After Dark, March 3, 10, 17 & 31. Visit the Museum Friday evenings through the month of March and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries. For only $5 from 5:00–8:00 PM, see the special exhibitions, permanent collection galleries, and works of art from world-renowned artists. 

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

Contemporary Arts Committee, a support group of The San Diego Museum of Art, is offering a Mission Hills Plein Air Art Home Tour on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00AM - 12:30PM.  In two Craftsman homes, the tour features artists Mark Fehlman and Kevin Inman in person, as well as other notable California plein air artists. Tickets are $60. Please email tomayto@aol.com for more information.

The Contemporary Arts Committee will also offer a Salk Institute Tour - Inside and Out on Saturday, March 19, 2017, at 10 am - 12 pm.  Tickets are $40. Please email carolynnmm.ccm@gmail.com for more information.
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents a special discussion with Clare Graham, Adel Mabe and Galen Lowe, object lenders for the exhibition Layers of Brilliance.  Moderated by exhibition curator, Professor Kendall Brown, this discussion will focus on the tools of Japanese lacquer makers, made into beautiful aesthetic objects through their use. The three lenders will discuss their lacquer tool collections and what has drawn them to these unique works of unique and accidental art. Join this this discussion on March 24th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM.

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.

On March 16th, Downtown at Sundown guests will enjoy free exhbition tours in MCASD's galleries 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 March 29th.

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

Spring into art at Friday Night Liberty on March 3rd from 5 to 9 PM. This is San Diego’s most unique, fun and authentic event to find locally made art and gifts. Experience Malashock Dance performances and site-specific theater with Circle Circle dot dot’s “San Diego, I Love You”, FX Dojo Popup gallery exhibit on Captain America, rock out with Recreation Music Center concerts in the North Chapel and in Barracks 17 Plaza, enjoy the newest works from artists in ARTS DISTRICT, 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 India and the Picturesque, through May 16th. Selected from the Museum of Photographic Arts’ collection of 150 19th century images of India, this exhibition highlights the rich photographic legacy that was created over two decades from 1860–1880. With images made by Samuel Bourne, John Edward Saché, Edmund David Lyon, Indian photographer Nathulall, and others, the people, places, and landscapes of India were brought to life for viewers of the day.

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

The Oceanside Museum of Art is proud to present its third juried Artist Alliance members’ exhibition, March 2 through August 20, 2017. 92 artworks were chosen from more than 900 submissions, representing artists working in a wide variety of media and exploring a diverse range of subjects and styles. This exhibition features a cross-section of the most noteworthy artwork from OMA’s talented artist members.

An integral part of OMA’s mission is supporting local and regional artists, and this juried exhibition provides the museum an opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent of artists who have in turn supported the museum as part of this affiliate membership group. The jurors of this show recognize the strength and complexity of this diverse group of artists, resulting in an inspiring Spring exhibition.

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 19th, 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 
The Blameless through March 26th.
Developed in The Old Globe’s 2016 New Voices Festival, The Blameless is a compassionate and moving look at the power of familial bonds in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

The boisterous Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth, humor, and tough love. But today is no ordinary day. Struggling to recover from a painful event in their past, they must find a way to hold everything together as they welcome to dinner the one man who might help them heal—or reopen their wounds. Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Bethany and The Last Match) returns to the Globe to helm this world premiere look at love, family, and hope.

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 On the 20th Century, March 9 through April 30. It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway? 

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Voices of Ireland, March 13th at Lamb's, Coronado. Celebrate the Irish with stories by William Trevor and others, featuring Ron Choularton, Rachel Van Wormer, Walter Ritter & Veronica Murphy. There will be music provided by The Celtic Echoes.

For ticket and performance information, visit 
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Native Gardens, March 13th, on the Lyceum Stage. Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this funny world premiere by the author of Into the Beautiful North and Destiny of Desire.

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose. 

This show is free to the public! 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