Lifeguard Tower by Guillermo Zuniga 
Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. 
~ Paulo Coelho
August 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.

ArtWalk Liberty Station, now in its 13th year, showcases more than 200 fine artists, a wonderful lineup of music, interactive art, delicious street food, and a wine and  beer pavilion.  Parking is free at Liberty Station. 

While you're there, explore all of the wonderful galleries, studios, restaurants and more that the Arts District Liberty Station has to offer.  

The hours are 10am to 6pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.  For a preview of the art, activities and music at the festival check out

**The artwork pictured above embellishes the ArtWalk @ Liberty Station tshirt this year.  Purchase yours at the festival!

Save the dates:

August 11 & 12 -- Liberty Station
September 22 & 23 -- Carlsbad

Stay up to date on all of our events through our website.

Volunteers Needed for ArtWalk @ Liberty Station and ArtWalk Carlsbad! 

Would you like to participate in a beautiful showcase of visual and performing arts? This summer ArtWalk needs your help with two festivals! We offer volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days and for pre-event activities.

Sign up to volunteer at ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 2018, taking place August 11th & 12th. Click here to sign up and learn more about available volunteer positions!

Sign up to volunteer at ArtWalk Carlsbad 2018, taking place September 22nd & 23rd. Click here to sign up and learn more about available volunteer positions!

As an ArtWalk volunteer, you will receive our official 2018 T-shirt and may participate in a "volunteers only" raffle of artwork donated by numerous ArtWalk artists.
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?

Visit for more information.
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Join Artist & Craftsman Supply at this year's ArtWalk Liberty Station, August 11th & 12th!

Visit our interactive booth and leave your mark on our "out of this world" community mural using Posca acrylic markers! Check out these Posca markers for sale on the Artist & Craftsman website.

Visit for more information.
Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents Janell Cannon: Stellaluna 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 until August 12th.

Additionally in August, the gallery is proud to present a pop-up entitled "Impressions In Oil," featuring modern master oil painter Erin Hanson, plus other esteemed oil painters: Julia Powell, Aubrey Ashburn and Jeannine Emmett.

The exhibition will open on August 18th and close on September 16th, with a reception on August 25th from 7-9pm. RSVP here

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

"Papered" Call for Art from Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Theme: The amazing part that paper has played in the art world! If you have artwork that was created on paper or that includes the use of paper, then it is eligible for this show.

Eligible Art: All media welcomed (except installations). Enter your art submissions online digitally or drop off in-person.

Drop off art or upload images before 4pm on Friday, August 17th. The link to upload images online will close exactly on the deadline so give yourself some time to upload them before 4pm.

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

The San Diego Visual Arts Network present the SD Art Prize at Art San Diego, Thursday, Oct 18 to Sun Oct 21, 2018. The SD Art Prize will feature Max Robert Daily's Oslo Sandine Bar and a special show of FIG artists including Anne Mudge and Erin Dace Behling. Join at the Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds!

Visit for more information.
San Diego Museum
of Art

In celebration of the San Diego Museum of Art's summer exhibition Epic Tales from Ancient India, this year’s Screen on the Green lineup is a selection of critically acclaimed films that present compelling, multifaceted stories featuring Indian artists, filmmakers, and actors. Films start at sundown on the Botanical Garden Lawn. FREE admission.

August 2nd- The Lunchbox: A neglected housewife and a lonely widower develop an unlikely pen-pal correspondence after a mix-up in Mumbai’s famed  lunch delivery system.

August 9th- Original Copy: A documentary about the struggles, passion, and artistry of one of the last film poster muralists working in Mumbai.

August 16th- The Music Room: The story of an aging aristocrat who throws elaborate musical concerts and dance performances in his crumbling mansion.

Visit for more information. 
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, August 16th, 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. Head to the SDSU Downtown Gallery to see the exhibition Tom Loeser: Please Please Please. Loeser's woodworking practice spans over 30 years, transforming the field and inspiring the generations that have followed.

Visit for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

Join us for the Athenaeum's 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, August 4th through September 1st. One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. Seventy-five pieces by 51 artists will be displayed in both the Clayes and Rotunda Galleries.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, August 13th. 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 Paolo Fresu – il Tempo Di Un Viaggio  (Paolo Fresu – A Jazz Journey)  on August 16th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The SD Italian Film Festival presents a documentary about one of the most prominent jazz trumpet players in the jazz scene, who performs in more than two hundred concerts a year in almost every part of the globe. Paolo Fresu, from Sardinia, is known for combining jazz with pop, classical, world or ethnic music. A long series of awards have brought him acclaim as an internationally famous jazz musician. 

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.

Visit to learn more! 
La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents Seize the Queen, August 21 - September 16, 2018. Join for a full throttle reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Richard III!

For a limited time, use the Promo Code: ARTWALK for $20 tickets! Valid for dates August 21 - 25.

The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Barefoot in the Park through September 2nd, 2018. Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York walk-up. Throw in a loopy meddling mother, an eccentric Bohemian upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents The Phantom of the Opera, August 23 through September 2, 2018. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production by Cameron Mackintosh features many exciting special effects, including the legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. 52 cast members and musicians will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved story and thrilling score. Don’t miss one of the largest shows now on tour – this spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera.

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 Every Brilliant Thing, August 22 through September 16, 2018. You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for: 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The color yellow. You leave it on her pillow. You know she read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of it’s own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. What’s on your list?

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Once, The Musical through September 2nd, 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 

The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging and dynamic new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the U.S. Submissions were sought and collected from Latinx playwrights throughout the Americas, representing a wide range of genres, styles and experiences including emerging and veteran playwrights. These selected plays will represent work that supports San Diego Repertory Theatre’s mission to generate and sustain a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region.

August 3 - 5, 2018
The Space Theatre at the Lyceum Theatre
Tickets: Single Reading: $10, Festival Pass: $30 

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