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San Diego Festival Of The Arts


  • WHEN Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE Waterfront Park at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $12 - $17

Leading artists from multiple visual arts categories will converge in San Diego's Downtown Waterfront Park for the 2016 San Diego Festival of the Arts. Known as the La Jolla Festival of the Arts for the past 29 years, this annual event has brought established and emerging artists from around the world to San Diego. For the event's 30th anniversary in 2016, it is getting both a new name, becoming the San Diego Festival of the Arts, and a new location.

The San Diego Festival of the Arts will be held for the first time at the Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego on June 11 and 12, 2016. Boasting interactive fountains, intimate gardens, harbor views and excellent access to public transit, Waterfront Park has emerged as a quintessential destination for residents and visitors alike. Presented by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation, the 2016 San Diego Festival of the Arts will be the first art event held at the venue.

The San Diego Festival of the Arts will showcase stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from world renowned artists. In addition to art displays, guests at the 2016 event will enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer garden and bites from San Diego’s top restaurants.

Festival tickets start at $12 with proceeds benefiting adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities. To date, the festival has raised nearly $2 million in support of more than 30 programs, through which more than 40,000 people with disabilities have participated. More than $90,000 was dispersed to 24 organizations from 2015 proceeds alone, benefiting over 12,000 individual San Diegans. The Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 foundation.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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