Lynden St. Victor, Deeper Thoughts
"Art portrays the war between what makes us human
and what makes us divine." ~ Jeffrey J. Watkins
March 2016
April 30 & May 1, 2016

ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station
August 13 & 14, 2016

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. Plan to attend and indulge a full palette of visual and performing art as you have the opportunity to purchase original works of art from more than 350 artists who travel from all over the nation and internationally to show and sell their art. 

New this year:  Live performance art on stage combines visual art with music and movement.  Learn more.

Plan to bring the family!  KidsWalk features a wide variety of art activities for kids of all ages. 

If you're an artist and wish to apply, there are a small number of spaces available. Apply online at:  

Mission Federal ArtWalk Artists Support ArtReach

Participating artists are extremely generous in their support of ArtReach. Artists that display this sign in their tents at the festival, April 30 and May 1 in Little Italy, have pledged to donate a portion of their art sales to ArtReach.  Look for this green sign at the festival and support artists who support ArtReach. The donations  enable ArtReach to  provide FREE workshops to K6 students at schools throughout San Diego County that have no resources for visual art education. 

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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 still have 100 positions available and would love to have you join the team!

We offer over 300 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
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. For the first time, the popular farmers market will be open during Mission Federal ArtWalk in a location on Beech Street from 8am to 2pm on Saturday morning, April 30.  Mercato booths will run along Beech Street from State street to to Front Street.

Visit for more information. 
ArtReach San Diego
Get Your Pair of Student-Designed 
Knockarounds at ArtWalk

After the Storm
$20 ($10 discount)

Tent #887
Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 30 and May 1
11 am to 6 pm

ArtReach and Knockaround collaborate each year to bring a design lesson to local 4th and 5th graders. Knockaround selects one student design to produce and sell.  All proceeds benefit participating schools and the ArtReach Free Workshop Program. Jayden, a student from Madison Elementary in Cajon Valley, fashioned this year’s design. Questions?

Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Stop by Artist & Craftsman Supply for all of your printmaking and fabric painting needs! 

For the month of April, take 40% off list on Speedball printmaking supplies and Jacquard paints, dyes, and accessories.

During the festival visit their team at the corner of India and Date Street, to participate in a fun marbling activity using colored inks and a marbling solution.  Learn more.

Visit for more information. 
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art presents Tell Me More…, through May 8th, 2016. This exhibition features a fascinating peek into the artists’ minds, with their written interpretations, stories and inspirational poems - displayed next to their artwork. New original paintings and limited edition prints are revealed throughout the show.

At this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk, Adelman Fine Art will be located at booths 715/717 on Fir Street just west of India. The Gallery, which is celebrating their one year anniversary, will be open during the ArtWalk, and is just around the corner on Kettner Boulevard in the Broadstone Building. Sarah Stieber, represented by Adelman Fine Art, is an ArtWalk featured artist and will be doing a performance art demonstration. Her ‘Electric Realism’ paintings capture the attention of collectors worldwide. Sarah will be available to meet and greet during the event. 

For more information visit or call 619.354.5969.
San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art presents featured photography by Sebastião Salgado, through May 17, 2016. The Brazilian-born artist’s black and white photographs are among the most influential images of our time, capturing the grim realities of industrialization in developing countries, the toll of warfare and the degradation of the natural environment.

Sebastião Salgado is the subject of the Oscar-nominated 2014 documentary The Salt of the Earth, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders and the artist’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. In Salgado's native Brazil, he and his wife founded the Instituto Terra, a reforestation project whose greenhouses produce more than one million seedlings a year. 

Visit for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents Asafo Flags from Ghana, through July 10, 2016. This is an exhibition of thirty-six flags from the West African country of Ghana.

A recent donation to Mingei, these colorful flags dating to the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries feature graphic folk imagery and appliqued designs on solid cotton grounds. They were commissioned by military organizations known as asafo, or “companies,” whose primary role was to exert power, exercise political influence. Asafo flags are displayed at funerals, annual festivals and other ceremonial occasions, where they adorn central shrines and are paraded and waved through villages and towns. 

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Do Ho Suh, through July 4, 2016. This solo exhibition by artist Do Ho Suh features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video.

This exhibition will transform MCASD Downtown’s Jacobs Building into a maze-like installation that replicates the artist’s apartment spaces from a single building in New York City. Created in luminous swaths of translucent fabric, the ghostly rooms and hallways are mysteriously supported by a subtle stainless steel armature. Suh crafts evocative works that reflect ideas of home, identity, and personal space. 

Visit 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 for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

In celebration of over 25 years of exhibitions in their expanded gallery space, The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library invites you to a Secret Sale. Snap up new artwork by locally and nationally acclaimed artists. Artists who have exhibited previously have been asked to create an 8 x 10" piece of art. The Secret is that the artists' names are not revealed until after the artwork has been purchased.

Attend the viewing reception on Saturday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 PM and view online at All artwork will be sold on Saturday, April 30 for $200 each. Doors will open at 10 AM and artwork will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Visit for more information.
Friday Night Liberty

Arts District Liberty Station will feature several special events during Friday Night Liberty on April 1, 2016, from 5PM -9PM.

Visit to see an entire program with details and times for performances!
Meyer Fine Art

This March, Meyer Fine Art, one of San Diego’s most prestigious fine art galleries, presents its 8th exclusive Clay Walker solo exhibition, Passion for Art. Walker, an artist with a passion to create and teach art and Perry Meyer, an art expert with a passion for 20th century original prints and paintings, form the perfect pairing.

Fresh off the first Walker exhibition at the 2016 Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, Clay Walker: Passion for Art, will be available for viewing and purchase at Meyer Fine Art through April 30, 2016. 

Image: Clay Walker, "Soul of the Intellectual," oil painting
For more information, visit
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
Oceanside Museum
of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents Bill Rastetter: Street Art Reinterpreted, through May 29, 2016. Inspired by the relationship between art and activism expressed in graffiti on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, photographer Bill Rastetter sought to create a broader spectrum of experience for the viewer by “mashing up” two separate images to create each of his final pieces.

Each piece is the result of overlaying two full-frame 60-megapixel photographs allowing the viewer to see the bottom image “through” the top image. Also included in the mashups are overlaid images from works by well known artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Federico Botero, among others, all displayed at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

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 John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies, April 5-17, 2016.

John delivers rapid-fire laughs in his biting and comic take on 500 years of Latin History spanning the Aztec and Incan Empires to World War II. Tackling the contributions of Latin people left out of the history books, John is the most uproariously real teacher you’ve ever had. Returning to the Playhouse with this new workshop, John shares his hilarious and satirical version of an often-overlooked part of history.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Constellations in the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre and Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, April 9 through May 8, 2016. Nick Payne’s Constellations takes a chance encounter between two lost souls and opens the door to the infinite possibilities of their relationship.

Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the details of our lives can lead us on completely different paths. The New York Times has called this play “Sexy. Sophisticated. Gorgeous. The story of parallel universes is universal in every sense of the word.”

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents Newsies, May 31 through June 5, 2016. They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A Musical Worth Singing About!” Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

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 Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, through May 1, 2016.

A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet. Seeking shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle, they find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank 'N' Furter and his motley crew. Stripped of inhibitions, and their clothes, Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash-up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.

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

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Dinner With Marlene, April 22 through May 29, at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. This is a magical new play about an actual dinner party in 1938 Paris, with singer, movie star Marlene Dietrich and a fascinating assortment of artists, writers and socialites, as Europe is coming apart at the seams.

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

California Center for the Arts will host The smART Festival on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The smART Festival is a collaboration between the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Escondido Unified School District, Mainly Mozart and a wide array of community artists, theater and musical groups, as well as a multitude of volunteers.

The festival is the culminating event of smART Fridays, which is an interactive arts program that brings teaching artists to schools. Community artists and performing arts groups join with teachers and students in the classroom to provide visual and performing arts experiences. The work produced through this artist/school collaboration will be displayed or performed at the smART Festival.

For more information visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Rapture, Blister, Burn, April 21 through May 15, 2016. Catherine starts hosting a weekly seminar on feminist theory. Her students are her mother Alice, Gwen and a sexually free college student named Avery. Martinis and debate begin to flow. Three generations of American women find themselves swimming in a full range of philosophies and choices as they search for that elusive goal… happiness.  Their debate on how women’s lives have and have not changed since the 1970’s is guaranteed to entertain and provoke.
For ticket and performance information, visit
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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