The Annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returns November 7 & 8
ArtWalk @ Liberty Station announces its return to the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8. This year marks fifteen years of the fine arts show which brings visual arts to the historic San Diego community. A symbol of hope for the community, ArtWalk is San Diego’s first art show since March and the first approved exhibition of its kind in an outdoor space.
The fine art exhibition will take place in the heart of Liberty Station across North Promenade and Legacy Plaza/Luce Court among the beautifully landscaped park-like setting with picturesque gardens and a show-stopping fountain. Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from more than 150 local, national and international artists who have been creating stunning pieces of work during quarantine.
“This year we are bringing some much-needed color and art into people’s lives with a brand-new layout to allow for proper physical distancing,” said Sandi Cottrell, Director of ArtWalk San Diego. “As we ring in our 15th year, ArtWalk @ Liberty Station serves as a beacon of light for the art community and will showcase our most diverse range of artists from across all mediums of art, traveling from the US, Mexico and beyond.”
Numerous health precautions have been put into place in accordance with the CDC Guidelines and the San Diego Events Coalition including the requirement of facial coverings and temperature checks for all attendees, artists, volunteers and participants, frequent cleaning and sanitation of restrooms, hand-sanitizing stations and more. Each artist booth will be spaced a minimum of 8-feet apart along with a 12 to 15 foot wide walkway to allow for proper physical distancing.
This year’s exhibition will feature an art guitar auction benefiting ArtReach San Diego, a nonprofit organization aimed at increasing equity in visual arts education in K-8 schools throughout San Diego County by delivering free or low cost workshops to schools that have no other resources for art. Over 30 EVH Wolfgang Standard electric guitars by the late Eddie Van Halen have been designed by participating artists including world-renowned musician Michael Franti as well as several well-known artists based here in San Diego, including Bronle Crosby, Jeremy Sicile-Kira, Ellen Dieter, Grant Pecoff, Cheryl Sorg, and more. The auction is live online now through November 8 for bidding.
ArtWalk @ Liberty Station will be held at Liberty Station’s North Promenade at 2641 Truxton Road and Legacy Plaza and Luce Court at 2648 Dewey Road. The fine art exhibition will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8. Admission to the event with be $5 and free for 18 and under. For more information on ArtWalk and its programs, please visit www.artwalksandiego.org.