Mission Fed ArtWalk Celebrates 38 Years in San Diego’s Little Italy

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mission Fed ArtWalk is back for its 38th year bringing a weekend-long, free premiere arts and culture event to San Diego’s Little Italy. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The festival attracts locals and visitors to San Diego’s Little Italy giving all an opportunity to meet more than 300 local, national, and international artists and purchase art directly from the creators. The largest and longest-running arts festivals in Southern California showcases every medium of art including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more. After browsing and purchasing one-of-a kind art, attendees can enjoy live entertainment, interactive art experiences, street food, family-friendly art projects at KidsWalk and more.

“We are thrilled to reach the amazing milestone of bringing this fine art festival to the San Diego community and connect San Diegans and visitors to a sea of talented fine artists from all over the U.S., Mexico and beyond for 38 years running,” said Curt Brooker, director of ArtWalk San Diego. “Mission Fed ArtWalk has become a time-honored tradition that encourages everyone to explore different facets of artistic expression and enjoy the friendly environment whether you are an art buff or just beginning to build collection.”

ArtWalk Little Italy festival supports ArtReach San Diego, a nonprofit organization aimed at increasing equity in visual arts education in K-8 schools throughout San Diego County by delivering free or low-cost workshops to schools that have no other resources for art, focusing on Title One Schools. Many of the programs ArtReach offers are provided at no cost to schools.

“At Mission Fed, we strive to enhance and improve the lives of all San Diegans by giving back to the community,” said Debra Schwartz, president and CEO of Mission Fed Credit Union. “As the title sponsor for the last 14 years, we join in the excitement around the announcement of the 2022 festival and look forward to it. Arts and culture are critical to our positive health and well-being. The rows of artwork combined with live music, cultural expression and art activities, fosters an environment that celebrates visual and performing arts in San Diego. We encourage all San Diegans and visitors to save-the-date in their calendars!”

Attendance is free. For more information, visit www.artwalksandiego.org.

An artist and guest discuss her artwork and technique. Photo is courtesy of Candace Audick.

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