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ENVZN Urban Art Takeover
Vanguard Culture presents the ENVZN23: Urban Art Takeover, a visual and performing arts festival that will transform numerous warehouses, industrial spaces, and other urban areas of the Commercial Street corridor in Logan Heights.
Two full city blocks will be activated with multi-sensory art interventions by creatives from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Visitors will experience live dance, puppetry, and theatre performances on warehouse loading docks, a fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego in an industrial storage lot, art installations with curated soundscapes by Tijuana-based multimedia artist MALU, a short film festival inside a crossfit gym, delicious food and drink by local vendors, dance performances along the trolley line and much more.
ENVZN23 will respond to the urban landscape by integrating curated sound and theatrical lighting design throughout. ENVZN23 is designed as a recurring event and will return during the year-long celebrations of World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024 for an audience of thousands of design professionals, art patrons, and other culture-seekers from the San Diego Tijuana region and around the world.
ENVZN23 will feature programming by more than 40 visionary artists and arts organizations from both sides of the border including Larry & Debby Kline, Perry Vasquez, Cat Chiu Phillips, Hayley Thomas, Jose Hugo Sanchez, Doris Bittar, Natalie Gonzalez, Malashock Dance, Fashion Week San Diego, San Diego Sister Cities Association, San Diego Filipino Cinema, Coronado Island Film Festival, San Diego Italian Film Festival, La Jolla Historical Society, Art of Elan, Disco Riot, The Frontera Project, ArtWalk San Diego, XoQue Art in Motion, Abordo Teatro, George Sarah, ConnectArte, Marilu Salinas, Mesa College Art Gallery, Hoverlay Augmented Reality, Baja Wine + Food, Westward Entertainment, and more.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. VIP Wine + Culinary Experience at the Soap Factory lounge.
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Art Exhibitions & Cultural Program
This is an all-ages event. Food & beverages will be available for purchase.
This event has two entry points and runs between them with programming throughout the entire corridor of Commercial Street between 30th & 32nd Street. Lined with eclectic warehouses and empty lots, this corridor of Logan Heights is fast becoming a home for creative spaces, community gatherings, and trending local businesses.
This event has two entry points and runs between them with programming throughout:
The Soap Factory
2995 Commercial Street
San Diego, CA 92113
The 32nd & Commercial Street Trolley Station
San Diego, CA 92113
Commercial Street between 30th & 32nd Street
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