International conservation group Wildcoast will host Baja Bash to raise awareness and funds for its ocean conservation and climate action programs.
The event will take place at a private Solana Beach estate overlooking the lagoon and coast, where guests will celebrate Wildcoast’s critical work in Mexico and California. The Baja Bash event will then kick off a week-long Keep It Wild virtual auction from October 1-7 featuring incredible artwork from both sides of the border.
The event will feature gourmet food stations with San Diego’s top sustainable chefs including Jojo Ruiz (Lionfish/Serea/Temaki); Brian Redzikowski (Waverly/Kettner Exchange); Davin Waite (Wrench + Rodent/The Plot/Shootz); Carlos Anthony (Herb & Sea/Herb & Wood); Ramses Walker (Westerly/L’Ermitage Beverly Hills). The highly curated epicurean affair will also feature fresh Baja oysters and fresh catch from Pure Fish, stellar Solento Tequila, Dona Vega Mezcal, Esquina Natural Wines, and Baja Brewing craft beers as well.
More than 30 artists from the US and Mexico have joined together and graciously donated coastal and environmentally-inspired artwork to support Wildcoast’s mission of conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and addressing climate change with natural solutions. U.S. art ambassadors include acclaimed painters Eric Zener, Ed Vasquez, Merrie Okie, Anna Pearson, Taylor Gallegos, and Marissa Quinn; photo surrealist Rosanne Morris, esteemed photographers Daniel Cartamil, Aaron Chang, Troy Brakovich, Zemina Zaferakis, Zach Johnston, Jonathan Lavan and Austin Novy; Mexican artists Marcela Cadena, Silvestre Miranda, Beatris Burgoin, and more. Various Wildcoast art ambassadors will be on site at the Baja Bash displaying their artwork and engaging guests with live painting experiences.
The San Diego Museum of Art’s 41st annual Art Alive, an event in which floral designers transform famous works of art from the permanent collection into exquisite floral displays, returns to provide support for education, outreach programs, and special exhibitions. For more event info, click here.