"The artist’s vocation is to send light into the human heart." 
~ Robert Schumann
January 2016
April 30 & May 1, 2016

ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station
August 13 & 14, 2016


We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season. All of us are looking forward to a spectacular 2016 full of memorable art. With this New year, we are introducing a new look for our monthly newsletter!  

This monthly update goes beyond news of our festivals...we keep you updated on art openings throughout the county, theatre productions, museum happenings and more. We love to promote art events involving our participating artists, so please be sure to send your news and any feedback to info@artwalksandiego.org

Featured Newsletter Image: 
Little Italy by Grant Pecoff

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.  

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. 

Paint Your HeART Out with ArtReach

Join ArtReach and My Art Shed for an afternoon of painting and partying to support free visual arts education in K-6 schools that would otherwise have none. 

When: Sunday, January 31, 2 PM to 5PM
Where: My Art Shed, 7426 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 92037
Cost: $50/person
What: Paint your version of "Birds on a Wire"

No experience necessary. My Art Shed owner and artist Porschia Talbot will guide you. First glass of wine and tasty bites included. Must be 21 or over to attend.

To register and 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 January through February:

- 40% off the list price for Golden and Gamblin paints and mediums.
- 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 The Art of Music,through February 7, 2016.

The Art of Music presents a multifaceted and culturally diverse exploration of the intersection between music and art.This exhibition celebrates the centennial of Balboa Park, home of the San Diego Museum of Art, paying tribute to the daily musical performances held in the park during the year long 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

Visit www.sdmart.org/art/exhibit/art-music 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 Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs, through Januaey 10, 2016. 

San Diego-based Tim Mantoani has spent the last six years making portraits of the photographers responsible for some of the most iconic images in our popular cultural consciousness. While these images are instantly recognizable, their makers often remain unknown in mainstream culture, their names appearing in fine print and their likeness rarely shown. Using a 20 x 24 Polaroid camera, Mantoani shoots these photographers holding their favorite or most famous images. 

Visit www.mcasd.org for more information.
San Diego Visual Arts Network

San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN) is a database of information produced to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego's artistic and cultural life and is dedicated to the idea that the Visual arts are a vital part of the health of our city. SDVAN provides a resource-rich website and facilitates countless opportunities for inspiration and collaboration on visual arts projects. Find a full list of upcoming art events here and check our their new View Art Now App.

Visit www.sdvisualarts.net for more information.
The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents Art History Lecture Series, A New Look at Impressionism, Mondays, January 11, 18 & 25, 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

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station's Arts & Cultural District.

Don't miss Friday Night Liberty, happening on January 8th from 5-9pm. Visit www.ntclibertystation.com to see an entire program with details and times for performances.
Meyer Fine Art

Meyer Fine Art presents an exhibition featuring original, limited edition etchings, lithographs, and other works on paper by important established and emerging artists, some of the most sought-after artists of today. The diverse selection of artists include Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and many more.

The exhibition will be available for viewing throughout January, 2016.

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

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White, through January 31, 2016. One of America’s most important and influential photographers, writers and educators of the 20th century, White was a force in the field for more than three decades.

He was a pioneer in the transition of photography from an artistic and descriptive medium into a powerful tool for communicating complex visual ideas and emotion. White established the photographic concept now referred to as “visual literacy,” a way of seeing and reading photographs that remains relevant in today’s image-driven digital age.

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

Join Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) members and film aficionados for the opportunity to select from hundreds of the best films. The OMA Palm Springs International Film Festival package includes 6 film vouchers, a souvenir program, a pre-trip meet and greet party at OMA, a welcome party at the hotel and three-night accommodations.

For more information, visit 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 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, January 30 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 If/Then, January 5-10, 2016. Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) will reprise her critically-acclaimed performance as Elizabeth in If/Then, a role and a Broadway musical written specifically for her.

This original new musical follows two distinct story lines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in that city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chances.

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 14 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, January 8 through February 14, 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 Shen Yun, January 26-28, 2016. The performance takes you to a magic journey through 5,000 years. Breathtaking animated backdrops, exquisite hand-made costumes, high flying leaps, thunderous drums, and mesmerizing live orchestra music will transport you to another world.

Featuring nearly 100 world-class performers, Shen Yun is accompanied by its unique concert orchestra blending western and Chinese instruments. Shows SOLD OUT early in the last 2 seasons. Only 3 days in Escondido! Don’t miss this inspiration of a lifetime.

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

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents RENT, on the Lyceum stage, through January 10, 2016. The award-winning group that brought Les Miserables, Shrek and Spring Awakening to the Lyceum, is bringing this amazing musical back.  This all-adult cast features CYC’s finest performers and some local professionals, too, this production is not to be missed.  

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, social tension, and political unrest, among other hardships, challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life.
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