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Matthew Van Court
Olive Creative Strategies, Inc.
Mission Fed ArtWalk Celebrates 38 Years in San Diego’s Little Italy Neighborhood April 30 & May 1, 2022
San Diego’s Little Italy will come alive with artwork from more than 300 artists from around the world, entertainment, live music, food, drinks and more
SAN DIEGO (October 26, 2021) – Mission Fed ArtWalk is back for its 38th year bringing a weekend-long, free premiere arts and culture event to San Diego’s Little Italy on Saturday, April 30, 2022 and Sunday, May 1, 2022. The festival attracts locals and visitors to San Diego’s Little Italy giving all an opportunity to meet more than 300 local, national and international artists and purchase art directly from the creators. The largest and longest-running arts festivals in Southern California showcases every medium of art including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more. After browsing and purchasing one-of-a kind art, attendees can enjoy live entertainment, interactive art experiences, street food, family-friendly art projects at KidsWalk and more.
“We are thrilled to reach the amazing milestone of bringing this fine art festival to the San Diego community and connect San Diegans and visitors to a sea of talented fine artists from all over the US, Mexico and beyond for 38 years running,” said Curt Brooker, Director of ArtWalk San Diego. “Mission Fed ArtWalk has become a time-honored tradition that encourages everyone to explore different facets of artistic expression and enjoy the friendly environment whether you are an art buff or just beginning to build collection.”
The yearly art festival is brought to San Diego by the same team that brings ArtWalk @ Liberty Station to the ARTS DISTRICT in Liberty Station every August, ArtWalk Carlsbad to North County, and the ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series that debuted its bi-weekly series last year in Little Italy leading up to the 2021 Mission Fed ArtWalk. Each of ArtWalk San Diego’s festivals support their non-profit partner, 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, focusing on Title One Schools. Many of the programs ArtReach offers are provided at no cost to schools.
“At Mission Fed, we strive 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. “As the title sponsor for the last 14 years, we join in the excitement around the announcement of the 2022 festival, and look forward to it. Arts and culture are critical to our positive health and well-being. The rows of artwork combined with live music, cultural expression and art activities, fosters an environment that celebrates visual and performing arts in San Diego. We encourage all San Diegans and visitors to save-the-date in their calendars!”
Mission Fed ArtWalk attracts 120,000 art collectors and visitors from all over the country to purchase art from established and emerging artists during the two-day festival located throughout San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Attendance is free and more information will be released in upcoming months. For more information on ArtWalk and its programs, please visitwww.artwalksandiego.org.
About Mission Fed ArtWalk
Mission Fed ArtWalk in San Diego’s Little Italy is the City’s longest-running outdoor fine art festival. In 2022, it will celebrate its 38th anniversary. Mission Fed ArtWalk will run from Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 1, featuring professional artists from across the globe. Mission Fed ArtWalk offers collectable and approachable art from all kinds of media, such as drawings, sculpture, paintings, photography, metal work, woodwork and much more. More than just a visual arts festival, the event also features several performances by professional musicians and dancers. For more information on Mission Fed ArtWalk, please visit www.missionfederalartwalk.org. Become a fan on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Mission Fed Credit Union
Mission Federal Credit Union (Mission Fed) is the largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County. Mission Fed enhances the lives of its members through financial education and services, providing stability and strength to help San Diegans with financial wellness and success. Banking at Mission Fed means doing good for San Diego. Mission Fed gives money back to our local communities, has helped hundreds of nonprofits and important causes, and builds deep relationships with community partners.
Mission Fed has served the financial needs of San Diegans for 60 years through checking, savings, loans, credit cards and insurance offerings. Mission Fed has $5 billion in assets, more than 270,000 members, 33 convenient local branches, 30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs nationwide and free mobile and online banking services. Mission Fed was recognized as a 2020 Top Workplace by The San Diego Union-Tribune and named a Top Workplaces USA winner in 2021. Federally insured by NCUA and Equal Housing Lender.