The Mission Fed ArtWalk returns with an in-person event to the streets of Little Italy with a weekend-long premier arts and culture event on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 2021. This year marks 37 years of the premier fine arts festival bringing visual and performing arts to the historic San Diego community. Locals and visitors will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from local, national, and international artists in a variety of mediums.
This free festival will take place in Little Italy, one of San Diego’s most historic and celebrated neighborhoods. Every medium of art will be on display including painting, sculpture, glasswork, fine jewelry, photography, and more. Attendees will also enjoy the convenience of being just a few steps away from some of San Diego’s best restaurants. Plus, enjoy a variety of interactive activities including an attendee-created collaborative project called “What’s Your Mission” by Mission Fed Credit Union where people write their personal “mission” and add to a mural.
As one of Southern California’s longest-running art festivals, this year’s Mission Fed ArtWalk will also feature an art guitar auction benefiting 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. Over 30 guitars have been designed by participating artists including world-renowned musicians Jason Mraz and Tom DeLonge of Angels & Airwaves, as well as several well-known artists based here in San Diego. Bidding for the auction will open on September 1 and can be accessed on the ArtReach website.
“Mission Fed exists 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. “Arts and culture are critical to our positive health and well-being, and as the title sponsor for the last 13 years, we are proud to help ensure the Mission Fed ArtWalk is free to all. We encourage all San Diegans to come visit to enjoy the unique open-air setting and soak in all of the culture.”
Mission Fed ArtWalk will be located between Beech and Grape streets in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3. Attendance is free and more information will be released in upcoming months. For more information on ArtWalk and its programs, please visit www.artwalksandiego.org.