Mission Fed ArtWalk is back with a virtual experience. This year marks 36 years of the premier fine arts festival which brings visual and performing arts to the historic San Diego community.
With live art shows canceled for most of 2020, Mission Fed ArtWalk Virtual Edition serves as a symbol of hope for the community by providing a platform for artists and creatives to showcase their work during a time when many have been unable to do so. This month-long arts and culture experience features approximately 100 local, national, and international artists including both familiar faces and new creatives.
Hosted on one convenient platform, attendees have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artdirectly from the creators while enjoying a selection of videos created by the artists discussing their creative process. There is something for all ages, including an art activity for kids led by 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.
“We are thrilled for the return of the 36th annual Mission Fed ArtWalk and look forward to bringing a fresh experience to this year’s virtual event,” says Sandi Cottrell, director of ArtWalk San Diego. “COVID-19 has been devastating to the art festival world, threatening the livelihoods of many and we aim to continue supporting artists and making art accessible to all, especially during this difficult time.”