San Diego’s Original Fine Art Festivals:  

ArtWalk Carlsbad, September 21 & 22, 2019

Mission Federal ArtWalk, April 25 & 26, 2020

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station, August 8 & 9, 2020


Our April festival is the longest-running and largest fine art festival in Southern California. Mission Federal ArtWalk, April 25 & 26, 2020, proudly celebrates 37 years.  Founded by local artists in 1984, the three annual festivals attract artists from across the globe, and art lovers travel to San Diego to immerse themselves in all things creative during these festivals.  Each festival offers a wide variety of fine art including paintings, sculpture, photography, glass work and so much more.  Art buyers travel from distant cities to purchase artwork.   ArtWalk @ Liberty Station is a 14 year tradition in San Diego, and in 2018, ArtWalk Carlsbad made its debut. The Carlsbad festival showcases both fine art for purchase, as well as chalk art being created live before your eyes.

The mission of the festivals remains the same as when the LIttle Italy event made its debut in 1984…to make the opportunity of collecting original artwork accessible to everyone.  The fun, festive atmosphere of our three public events include live music, interactive art activities for families, and delicious food and beverage choices.  Each of the three events has its own unique palette of art and activities, and its own unique atmosphere/venue.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend these unforgettable events.  Once you visit our festivals, you’ll want to come each year to add to your art collection!

Artist applications are currently being accepted for all three festivals for both new and returning artists.  Click on the name of the festival above for details.

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