AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
APRIL 28 & 29, 2018
Yellow Bird by Niki Sands
"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."  ~ Neil Gaiman
June 2017

August 12 & 13, 2017
Arts District at Liberty Station

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 28 & 29 , 2018
San Diego's Little Italy


ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
August 12 & 13, 2017 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Artwalk @ Liberty Station takes place in San Diego's flagship arts and culture district, The Arts District at Liberty Station, where galleries, working artist studios and fabulous dining options abound.

The festival surrounds a beautiful rose garden, and is a more intimate setting than the April festival in Little Italy.  Attracting San Diego art lovers as well as visitors to our city, this is an event not to be missed. Space is still available for fine artists. Apply soon, as we expect to sell out in the near future.


ArtWalk @ 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 2017! We offer volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place August 12 & 13, and for pre-event activities during July and August.

As an ArtWalk volunteer you receive our official 2017 Tshirt and may participate in a "volunteers only" raffle of artwork donated by numerous ArtWalk artists.

Click here to 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
Modern Postcard

Modern Postcard is offering generous print discount for artists: 30% Off Postcard Printing and 15% Off Booklets through July 31. Get the discount codes, a free sample kit and more info at
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 for more information. 

ArtReach San Diego

Peacock Life Knockarounds. You will shine like the sun.

Order your Peacock Life Knockarounds, designed by a Ramona Elementary student, Lilli Hayes.  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 ArtReach, which brings art lessons into K-6 schools County-wide, that have little or no resources for art education.

Peacock Life Kockarounds are available online for a limited time at

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Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Whether you're a professional artist or looking for a summer project, there's little something for everyone! Make sure to check out the June sales at Artist & Craftsman!

- Fluid Watercolor Paper 50% off list
- Princeton Brushes 50% off list
- Select sizes of Art Alternatives Studio Canvases 70% off list
- Craft Supplies an extra 25% off 
- All Sargent brand art materials 50% off list

Visit for more information.
Cannon Art Gallery

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Americana: The Flag in Popular Culture Photographs by Ted Diamond at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, June 4 through August 6, 2017. American photographer, Ted Diamond has had a lifelong interest in American Popular Culture. Growing up on the east coast in suburban Long Island he was surrounded, immersed and participated in it. Since the 1990’s, the artist has been working on a series of photos of the American flag, documenting the wide variety of contexts and locations in which it appears. The 50 photographs in this exhibition depict a fascinating look at the many manifestations of American patriotism. 

Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for arts and culture in North County and is located at the Carlsbad City Library at 1775 Dove Lane. The gallery offers a broad range of exhibitions, educational and family programs, gallery tours, lectures and publications.

Visit for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman celebrates their 2nd Anniversary with an exhibition honoring the gallery’s best selling artists. In keeping with the theme of “2,” each artist will have 2 artworks hanging in the gallery. This current show hangs until June 25th, 2017. Be sure to browse the collection and visit the gallery to see these beautiful works of art!

Live painting at the gallery in June:

Monique Straub 6/17/17 12-3pm
Katya Saab 6/17/17 4-7pm
Michelle D. Ferrera 6/24/17 12-3pm
San Diego Visual Arts Network

The San Diego Visual Arts Network presents the 2017 SD Art Prize Nominated Emerging Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial, June 10th through August 5th, 2017. Every year the SD Art Prize Art Notes writers and previous SD Art Prize recipients, along with the SD Art Prize committee, nominate emerging artists as possible suggestions for the SD Art Prize established artists to mentor. These artists are all featured in the New Contemporaries exhibitions. The opening reception for this event is June 10th, from 6PM to 9PM, at 2070 Logan Avenue in Barrio Logan.

Visit for more information. 
San Diego Museum
of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art's presents Art After Hours, June 2, 9,16, 23 & 30. Visit the Museum Friday evenings through the month of April 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. 

SDMA also presents Sculpture & Cocktails at 6PM on Thursday, June 29th, which will feature the contemporary sculpture exhibition Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get. Unique to this event, enjoy a night under the stars in an outdoor garden space with an LED game area set among works featured in Art of the Open Air. Bring a date, grab a few friends, and experience art in a whole new way.

Visit for more information. 
Contemporary Arts Committee

Contemporary Arts Committee supports the San Diego Museum of Art through local artist presentations and tours. Monthly guest speakers include curators and gallery directors. Meetings are social, as well as educational, and are held at private residences, artist studios, galleries, and the Museum. They take place the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., October through June.  

Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents American and European Folk Art through June 18th. This exhibition is dedicated to three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum’s permanent collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Featured items include quilts, whirligigs and weather vanes, as well baskets and ceramic vessels. Figurative sculptural objects will also be on view, including works by Felipe Archuleta, Gerard Cambon and Beatrice Wood, in addition to anniversary tin gifts, a carnival knockdown figure, a carved and painted wood barber pole and needlepoint samplers.

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

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Go Tell It through Sunday, August 20th. This focused exhibition presents a group of works from the Museum’s permanent collection that explore relationships between art and forms of political speech and protest.

In his Go Tell It series, from which the exhibition takes its name, Mario Ybarra, Jr. evokes the social activist as a lone figure, asking who has the ability to voice protest and who is there to hear it. Two pieces by Andrea Bowers draw inspiration from posters carried in demonstrations: a small drawing of a woman, singled out from a crowded protest, and a thirteen-foot drawing on cardboard that depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library invites you attend their summer book sale on June 10th. With hundreds of gently used books and CDs, there is bound to be something for everybody, especially the art lover. If not, just stop by and enjoy the ambiance of their lovely library with three galleries. As an added treat, local author Katherine Porter will be signing her recently published book. Be sure to check out Sue Whitman’s art cards and paintings on the Portico during the same hours as the book sale, 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, June 10.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, June 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, theatre 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 three films this June.

- June 16: Rebecca in partnership with Film Geeks SD

- June 22: Salt of the EarthWim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Oceanside Museum
of Art

In partnership with the Veterans Art Project (VetArt), Oceanside Museum of Art will facilitate positive healing for veterans and the communities they call home through the making, showing, and sharing of art. Specifically, VetArt utilizes the multi-stage process of bronze casting to teach art-making skills, and create opportunities for sharing and storytelling. The results provide a powerful tool for educating the broader community about veterans issues through the dignified presentation of completed artwork, and much more. A number of bronze casting workshops and demonstrations will be held at OMA.

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 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 to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents Escape to Margaritaville through July 9th, 2017. Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
The Imaginary Invalid through July 2nd. In the outrageously funny masterpiece The Imaginary Invalid, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s doctors a dose of their own medicine. This Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation will have you in stitches. The New York Times called Fiasco “a force to reckon with in American theatre.”

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents The Bodyguard, June 13-18, 2017. Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar, Deborah Cox!

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

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 Stockheaded Peter through June 18th. Fall into the world of Victorian nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage! 

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Big Fish June 9th through July 30th, 2017. This production is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and story in our lives.

For ticket and performance information, visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents El Nogalar, Monday, June 26th, on the Lyceum Stage. Following Amigos’ June Reading of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, SD Rep moves to Saracho’s adaptation of this classic, set in modern day Northern México where class pressure and social turmoil threaten traditions, families, land and lifestyle in contemporary México.

The Galván family, led by Matriarch Maité, have come back to their expansive pecan orchard, el nogalar, to reclaim their land after she has squandered away the family fortune. While away, the México they once knew has slowly been taken over by a drug war. Using the relationships between the Galván sisters and Maité with her daughters, the play focuses on whether the women will choose to adapt to the new world around them or be left behind, clinging to the past.

Free to the public! For more performance information, visit
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2017 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District at Liberty Station
August 12 & 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk
San Diego's Little Italy
April 28 & 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM