The art and design district of San Diego’s Little Italy, known as “Little Italy North”, was modeled after New York City’s trendy SoHo and Chelsea districts, offering art lovers and design patrons diverse resources. The make-up of art galleries, boutiques and entertainment venues located on the north end of the Little Italy community (between W. Grape and W. Laurel Sts. on Kettner Blvd. and India St.) provides a unique destination perfect to host an event like Kettner Nights. Participants include area venues like 98 Bottles, Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room, El Camino, SD Cellars (upon August opening) and more; art galleries like Meyer Fine Art, Noel-Baza Fine Art, Jacqueline Lavenu Studio & Gallery, jdc Fine Art, Jett Gallery, Subtext and more; shops such as Antiques on Kettner, Architectural Salvage, AT HOM, Bedford Built, Casa Artelexia, French Garden Shoppe, India Street Antiques, Mixture, and more.
“We’re excited to kick off Kettner Nights with our shared love of the arts and superb design with fellow Little Italy North merchants," said Perry Meyer, owner of Meyer Fine Art. “We’
Valet parking will be available on W. Kalmia Street between India Street & Kettner Boulevard (next to El Camino) for $7.00 a vehicle from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
San Diegans are encouraged to check out the ever-growing and distinctive neighborhood with a walk filled with art, design and antiques. Kettner Nights will continue to expand with special art exhibits, performances and more in the coming months. Future dates for the 2012 calendar year include: September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14. Kettner Nights is also a special event of this year’s SD Arts Month in September and Fall for the Arts in October, when the spotlight will shine even brighter on the local arts community.
About Little Italy Association (LIA)
A non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation for the public’s benefit, the Little Italy Association (LIA) advocates on behalf of its members’ best interests in the areas of public safety, beautification, promotion and economic development, while preserving the unique cultural resources that exist in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. LIA stands as the only district management corporation of its kind for any Little Italy neighborhood in the United States and is run by a Board of Directors encompassing 33 people who represent property owners, residents, businesses and community at large. More information can be found by visiting www.littleitalysd.com or by calling (619) 233-3898.