Meet More than 350 Artists at Mission Federal ArtWalk

Largest art event in Southern California brings two-day fine art festival to San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood on April 27 and 28, 2013
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Dec. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- WHAT: Mission Federal ArtWalk, the largest fine art festival in the Southern California region, enters its 29th year with a 17-block footprint in the urban neighborhood of Little Italy. Founded by artists, Mission Federal ArtWalk is a welcoming venue for art collectors and visitors to meet and interact with artists, and provides the opportunity for visitors to discover the inspiration behind each artist’s work.  The 2013 event’s inviting urban outdoor setting signals the arrival of Spring in San Diego.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is an outdoor exhibition of original fine art from an array of different genres including paintings, sculpture, photography and more.  More than 700 artists apply each, with about half selected to participate. Exhibiting artists represent California and beyond, and from as far away as Sweden.  Items on display are available for purchase directly from the artist with an expected price range of $50 to above $15,000.

The festival also celebrates San Diego’s diverse performing arts with an extensive lineup of music and dance performances, including Dance on the EDGE, a curated dance venue within the event featuring more than 20 dance groups.  

Families are invited to bring their kids to enjoy KidsWalk, a special area at the event offering more than 15 hands-on art activities provided by regional non-profit organizations such as children’s museums, performing art schools and art instructors.  

While strolling through Little Italy, visitors will be treated to five stages of live music, a dedicated venue for San Diego’s dance companies, terrific eateries and creative vignettes of performing and interactive entertainment.

WHEN: This two-day event takes place on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: San Diego, California - outdoor fine art festival takes place in the Little Italy community, a part of downtown adjacent to San Diego’s “Big Bay.”  For more information on the neighborhood, visit  For more information on the event visit

COSTS: Mission Federal ArtWalk is a free public event provided as a community asset thanks to sponsorship support from companies  such as: Title sponsor Mission Federal Credit Union; Premiere sponsor Cymer; The Westgate Hotel; Night & Day; Scripps Health; San Diego Magazine; Petco, Whole Foods and Blick Art Materials. Their sponsorship support allows participating artists to obtain exhibit space at a reasonable cost to showcase and sell their fine art, and it allows more than 120,000 visitors to experience the event’s unique mix of original fine art at no cost.  

SUGGESTED HOTEL: The Westgate Hotel ( is known as the city’s most iconic jewel, located in downtown San Diego. Art enthusiasts may find a variety of hotel, bed and breakfast and vacation stay options by visiting

FEATURED ARTISTS: Each year an esteemed roster of 12 participating artists are deemed the Featured Artists of Mission Federal ArtWalk.  This list will be announced soon.

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