San Diego is known for its lively art scene. Join the city in its celebration of its 32nd Mission Federal ArtWalk from Saturday, April 30th to Sunday, May 1st. The legendary weekend event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Originally founded in 1984 by local artists, the celebration that attracts visitors from all over the globe continues to commemorate the city’s visual and performing arts. It’s the city’s largest urban arts festival.
“We believe art has the power to connect communities, cultivate new artistic talent and create a better quality of life for all through cultural enrichment,” wrote ArtWork NTC in their online event’s announcement.
17 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, downtown is sure to be flooded with life from the Mission Federal ArtWalk. Thousands of visitors come to appreciate and purchase artwork, take part in the festivities, and partake in interactive art experiences. Little Italy is a beloved neighborhood, filled with art galleries, fine restaurants, and wonderful public spaces. Due to construction, the festival’s layout is different than previous years, occupying much of India Street. Take a look at the event’s map.
The Mission Federal ArtWalk supports and helps feed the mission of Artreach San Diego, a non-profit organization that brings top visual art workshops into San Diego County K-6 schools. The charitable, local organization provides free programming to schools that do not have resources for art education. In every way, the festival celebrates and promotes the need for the arts.
Ayres Lodge Alpine is about a 30-minute drive to San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.