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Julia Dixon Evans

Arts Calendar Editor and Producer

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Julia Dixon Evans writes the KPBS Arts newsletter, produces and edits the KPBS/Arts Calendar and works with the KPBS team to cover San Diego's diverse arts scene.

Previously, Julia wrote the weekly Culture Report for Voice of San Diego and has reported on arts, culture, books, music, television, dining, the outdoors and more for The A.V. Club, Literary Hub and San Diego CityBeat.

She studied literature at UCSD (where she was an oboist in the La Jolla Symphony), and is a published novelist and short fiction writer. She is the founder of Last Exit, a local reading series and literary journal, and she won the 2019 National Magazine Award for Fiction. Julia lives with her family in North Park and loves trail running, vegan tacos and live music.

Recent Stories by Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego band The Donkeys will perform a virtu...

San Diego Virtual Weekend Events: Seaport Sessions, Drive-Up Art and Experimental Music

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend's virtual arts and culture offerings include Seaport Sessions, a live music and art pop-up festival, your last chance to see artist Michelle Montjoy's installation through Lux Art Institute's front windows and a curated experimental music session.

In a May 2020 art work in progress by Nassem Na...

The Vinyl-Wrapped Worlds Of Artist Nassem Navab

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

One artist explores the way generational trauma shapes the domestic lives of children of immigrants — in an artist residency entirely encapsulated by a pandemic

San Diego visual artist Mary Jhun is pictured w...

5 San Diego Artists To Follow On Instagram Right Now

May 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

Some talented San Diegans to follow right now to get you through quarantine with a little inspiration.

Bob Matheny, Untitled (from The Personification...

Remembering Iconic San Diego Artist Bob Matheny

May 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

One of the most legendary and influential leaders of San Diego's midcentury contemporary art scene has passed away at the age of 91

Clockwise from top left: work by Griselda Rosas...

Meet The Women Of The San Diego Art Prize

May 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

Four emerging San Diego artists — Alanna Airitam, Kaori Fukuyama, Griselda Rosas, and Melissa Walter — are celebrated by the San Diego Art Prize

Visual Artist Melissa Walter Makes Sense Of The Stars

May 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local artist Melissa Walter infuses astrophysics with her mastery of light, shadow and materials

A Native Poppy arrangement is pictured in an un...

San Diego Top Mother's Day Weekend Events: From Opera To Cartooning To Nature Mandalas To Brunch

May 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Looking for a few ways to infuse art and culture into your pandemic weekend and Mother's Day?

Tease photo for San Diego's Best Practice Gallery Tur...

San Diego's Best Practice Gallery Turns To The USPS

May 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Art by Mas G, C. Tsui and Ellie Vanden Busch originally planned to open at Barrio Logan gallery will continue across lo-fi and virtual platforms

Guadalajara-born Le Butcherettes just released ...

5-Plus Songs To Discover In San Diego In May

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

We're listening to new music from Le Butcherettes, The Midnight Pine, Le Saboteur and Maura Rosa, plus an upcoming show from The Donkeys and a staff pick from Jens Lekman.

The Casbah stage sits empty on April 28, 2020. ...

Industry Interrupted: Music In San Diego In A Pandemic

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

What the future may look like for The Casbah, plus pandemic life in different corners of San Diego's music industry

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