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Mission Fed ArtWalk

Alejandro Martinez-Peña, Las Coloradas III, 47.25 x 47.25 x 2 inches, mixed media, acrylics, and inks on canvas
Where
Little Italy, San Diego
When through
Benefits ArtReach
Image Credits Courtesy of Mission Fed ArtWalk

Mission Fed ArtWalk, the largest and longest-running fine art festival in Southern California, is back for its 40th year, bringing a weekend-long celebration of arts and culture to San Diego’s Little Italy on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.

Celebrating its ruby anniversary, the free festival gives attendees an opportunity to meet more than 250 local, national, and international artists, and purchase art directly from the creators. The event boasts artists from every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry, and more. After browsing and purchasing one-of-a-kind works, attendees can enjoy four stages of live music, interactive art experiences, street food, and family-friendly art projects at KidsWalk.

“Mission Fed ArtWalk has become a spring tradition that encourages everyone to explore different facets of artistic expression in a welcoming environment,” says Curt Brooker, director of ArtWalk San Diego. “Whether you are an art aficionado or just beginning to build a collection, we are proud to help connect San Diegans and visitors to talented fine artists from all over the U.S., Mexico, and beyond, for 40 years.”

The annual festival is brought to San Diego by the same team that brings ArtWalk @ Liberty Station to the Arts District in Liberty Station (August 2 to 4) and ArtWalk Carlsbad to North County (September 21 to 22), along with the second year of their newest event, Bella Vita Fest, a mix of chalk art and Italian
wine (October).

Each of ArtWalk San Diego’s festivals support their nonprofit partner, ArtReach San Diego, an organization aimed at increasing equity in visual arts education in 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.

“We strive to enhance and improve the lives of all San Diegans by giving back to the community,” says Doug Wright, president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union. “As the title sponsor for the last 15-plus years, we look forward to this year’s spring festival. Arts and culture are critical to our positive health and well-being.”