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"Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary."
~ Amedee Ozenfant
February 2016
April 30 & May 1, 2016

ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station
August 13 & 14, 2016

We are looking forward to a fantastic 32nd annual Mission Federal ArtWalk event.  We kicked the year off with our new tagline, "Live in Color" and by introducing our 8 amazingly talented and diverse Featured Artists. Learn more about them here.

We also were thrilled to present our annual ARTIE AWARDS recognizing individuals who are making significant contributions in the arts and culture community here in San Diego. Congratulations to our Artie Honorees:  L-R, Adam Moyer, Knockaround (ArtReach Honoree), Jenn Borba Von Stauffenberg, Olive PR Solutions, Angela Carone, KPBS, Alan Ziter, Arts & Culture District @ Liberty Station, Kevin Hellman, San Diego CityBeat.

Mission Federal
ArtWalk 2016
April 30 & May 1, 11:00AM to 6:00PM

San Diego's original fine art festival is celebrating its 32nd year in 2016 and we are still accepting applications from fine artists who wish to show and sell their original artwork. 

The two-day juried show attracts more than 100,000 attendees each year to historic and arty Little Italy district in San Diego's downtown.  The outdoor urban setting on the streets of Little Italy gives the event a unique flavor. In addition to fine art from artists across the country and Mexico, the festival features live music and dance groups and interactive art for families at KidsWalk.
Mission Federal ArtWalk attracts tremendous publicity including print, online and broadcast media.  Beyond the 2-day festival, the 
web site serves as a searchable year-round resource that helps buyers connect with their favorite artists long after the event.  This is one event you will want to add to your annual calendar.  
Artists who create and sell original fine art are invited to apply.  For more information 
and to apply visit www.missionfederalartwalk.org.  

Oppportunity to earn a FREE booth at Mission Federal ArtWalk

The San Diego Art Institute and Mission Federal ArtWalk together with San Diego Visual Arts Network are pleased to offer “The Business of Art”  scholarship for the 32nd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk. If you are a student or emerging artist, you are eligible to apply. The scholarship/mentorship will be awarded to one individual who has a body of work to be shown and sold at ArtWalk. The recipient will receive a booth at the festival and invaluable mentoring as well as media sponsorship from the San Diego Visual Arts Network.

The scholarship is open to art students and emerging artists who have not participated in a public show previously.

Learn more and download an application here.


Mission Federal
ArtWalk 2016

Would you like to participate in San Diego's largest annual showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at the 2016 Mission Federal ArtWalk!

We offer about 250 volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place April 30 & May 1, with a few positions during the month of April. As a Mission Federal ArtWalk volunteer, you receive our official 2016 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 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. MANGIA BENE!

Visit www.littleitalymercato.com for more information. 

ArtReach San Diego

On January 19, ArtReach had the pleasure of honoring Adam Moyer, CEO of Knockaround Sunglasses, with an Artie Award for the Class Acts Program.

ArtReach partners with Knockaround to bring this real-world design process into local K-6 schools. Each student designs a pair of sunglasses. Knockaround then chooses one pair to manufacture and sell. (Look for the new design in April.)  All proceeds go back to the schools and to ArtReach. Adam and his team make philanthropy seem effortless, and fun, but also very intentional.  Bravo Adam.

For more information about ArtReach, visit www.artreachsandiego.org
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Artist & Craftsman Supply is the place to be to start 2016 with tons of creative energy! Come take advantage of all the promotions they are running through February:

- 40% off the list price for Golden and Gamblin paints and mediums (ends 2/12)
- 50% off Princeton and Robert Simmons brushes
- 50% off Strathmore and Borden & Riley pads
- 60% off Fredrix canvas and rolls

Visit www.artistcraftsman.com for more information. 
San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art presents East Coast, West Coast, and In-Between: Harry Sternberg and America, through May 8, 2016.

The San Diego Museum of Art celebrates Harry Sternberg’s “passionate idea” about the nature of art and the art of nature by featuring, in a compact retrospective exhibition, some of the most striking masterworks he produced during the various stages of a 75-year artistic career. 

Visit www.sdmart.org/eastcoastwestcoast for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents Craft Icons of the 50 States, through February 21, 2016. This exhibition of traditional and contemporary craft icons highlights distinctive materials, excellence of workmanship and makers' imaginations. Exploring regional and national craft traditions, while expressing each state's unique contribution to the richness of the American experience, this exhibition celebrates the variety of craft found in America.

Made in America is part of the American Icons Exhibition Series that celebrates the imagination, inspiration and innovation of Americans who have created stunning works of folk art, craft and design.

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Robert Irwin: Light and Space, through February 21, 2016. 

Light itself focuses and diffuses our gaze in Irwin’s environmental light installation. In this work, developed during Irwin’s residency in MCASD’s Robert Caplan Artist-in-Residence Studio, he uses fluorescent light tubes alone as the main triggers of a mass-less, enveloping perceptual experience.

Visit www.mcasd.org for more information.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla presents Álvaro Blancarte: Marking the Present, through April 24, 2016. 

For more than six decades, Álvaro Blancarte has been mining the topography of Baja California and defining the artistic landscape of this region. Inspired by the mythologies of the Kumiai culture, the light that shines on the mountains of Tecate, and the idyllic scenery described in Latin American literature, Blancarte experiments with textures, materials, and colors to depict the splendor of the deserts of Baja California. In these works, we become aware of his legacy as a mentor of an important generation of Tijuana-based artists.

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

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents Art History Lecture Series, A New Look at Impressionism, Mondays, February 1 & 8, 2016.

This class will explore Impressionism from a new perspective, asking why these young avant garde artists were willing to sacrifice so much -- material comfort and professional approbation - in order to devise a radically new art. Four major Impressionist painters will be highlighted -- Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, and Claude Monet.

Visit www.ljathenaeum.org for more information.
Friday Night Liberty

Arts District Liberty Station will feature several special events during Friday Night Liberty on February 5, 2016, from 5PM -9PM. Featured events include:

Visit www.ntclibertystation.com to see an entire program with details and times for performances.
Meyer Fine Art

Meyer Fine Art will be exhibiting at the Palm Springs Modernism show. The 16th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale will feature 85 premier national and international dealers offering furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century.

Please come join Meyer Fine Art at booth 608.
Feb 13 Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Feb 14 Sunday  10 am - 5 pm
Feb 15 Monday 10 am - 4 pm

Image: Clay Walker, "Sign Painter," color woodcut, 1957

For more information, visit meyerfineartinc.com and spring.palmspringsmodernism.com.
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents Trilogy, through May 26, 2016. In Trilogy, Flor Garduño presents a tour of the principal themes from her career of photographic work within three groups: Bestiarium, Fantastic Women and Silent Natures. A renowned Mexican photographer, Garduño is internationally recognized for her black and white photography. Exhibition presented in Spanish and English.

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

Learn and Dance the Romantic Argentine Tango at Oceanside Museum of Art, Friday,February 12th 7-9PM. 

The evening will start with an easy one hour tango lesson for beginners. Beginning with just walking, the lesson will be exciting for both experienced and novice dancers. Following the lesson, instructors Krista Ann and Matthew Bellamy will show a short tango demo. Having partnered with each other for many years, enjoy their artistic mastery!

For more information, visit oma-online.org/valentine-tango.
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 Guards at the Taj, February 2 through February 28, 2016. A new edifice representing the soaring power of the empire will be unveiled, the glorious Taj Mahal.

For the two hapless guards assigned to protect the palace, morning will set the wheels in motion for a ghoulishly funny existential crisis that will shake their faith in God, the empire and each other. The play is a black comedy about two average men swept up by the beauty, carnage and injustice surrounding one of the most famous wonders of the world.

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

The Old Globe presents The Metromaniacs on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage and Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, through March 6, 2016.

In 18th-century Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people like Damis have gone métromanie, crazy for poetry. Damis has a serious case of verse-mania, so much so that he falls in love with his favorite poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name! Soon we’re off and running in a breathless series of complications, plot twists, and mistaken identities.

For more information, visit www.theoldglobe.org.
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents The Book of Mormon, February 23 through March 6, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

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 When the Rain Stops Falling, January through February 14, 2016. It's been raining for days, and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Fifty years earlier, his grandfather, Henry Law, predicts that fish will fall from the sky heralding a great flood which will end life on earth as we know it.

In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humor and hope, as the past plays out into the future.

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents The Nerd through February 21, 2016 at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. 

Larry Shue's brilliant comedy about an architect stuck in a rut and facing a milestone birthday, whose life is suddenly, hilariously upended by the unexpected appearance of an old army buddy.  David Heath returns to the LAMB'S stage as the unforgettable Rick Steadman. 

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

California Center for the Arts presents The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb, through March 6, 2016. This exhibition is a journey through the history of the African American hair industry and its role in our present culture.

From its origins in the seat of civilization to the epicenter of the civil rights movement, the comb’s untold story takes the spotlight in this exhibition by way of 400 years’ worth of artifacts, photography, historical accounts, propaganda, and much more. Local African American entrepreneur Dr. Willie L. Morrow, the creator of the California Curl and the first Afro pick comb, presents his extensive collection along with local artists who have been invited to tell their own Hair Story.

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

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Black To Legacy: 24th Annual San Diego Kuumba Fest. Kuumba Fest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.

The three day festival will include traditional African art and pageantry, drama, educational workshops, community leadership awards, an African marketplace, a health fair, Hip Hop Showcase, tribute to the famed Apollo Theatre “Live at the Lyceum,” a Gospel Concert, and powerful guest speakers and artists.
For ticket and performance information, visit www.sdrep.org.
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2016 Mission Federal ArtWalk 
San Diego's Little Italy
April 30 & May 1, 2016 - 11:00AM to 6:00 PM

2016 ArtWalk NTC @Liberty Station 
Liberty Station, Pt. Loma 
August 13 & 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM