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What is Mission Fed ArtWalk?

Mission Fed ArtWalk is San Diego’s largest urban arts festival. Over 300 artists participate each year and over 100,000 visitors purchase approximately $1 million worth of artwork. The two-day festival also includes live music, food vendors, and art activities for kids amidst the hip, historic charm of downtown San Diego’s Little Italy.

When is Mission Fed ArtWalk 2022?

The 2022 Mission Fed ArtWalk dates are April 30th and May 1st, 2022.

Where is the festival?

Mission Fed ArtWalk takes place in Little Italy (downtown San Diego), between Ash Street to the south and Grape Street to the north, with the bulk of the artist spaces on the “East-West” streets (Beech, Cedar, Date and Fir Streets.)

Is the event juried?

Artist applications are reviewed by a selection committee. This is why we require that artists supply images of art work and their professional display before any application is complete. The committee reviews artwork based on specific artistic criteria. We strive to ensure that visitors have access to the best fine art experience possible.

When does the application open for Mission Fed ArtWalk 2022?

The application is currently available on Zapplication.org. The application opened July 26th, 2021 and will remain open until all spaces are filled. Priority is given to early applicants and returning artists.

How many people attend the festival? 

Each year the event attracts more than 100,000 attendees.

What do I get for my application fee?

Artists receive the following:

1. Exhibiting space in Little Italy (size selected at application)
2. Artist Package (see below)
3. An image linked in ArtWalk’s participating artist gallery to the artist’s desired website or social media page.
4. Name and tent number in both event magazine and map
5. A small sign on each tent with artist’s name and tent number.
6. Entrance into the Featured Artist competition (see Featured Artists section).
7. Opportunity to submit news items for our monthly newsletter (10,000 readers).

What is included in the Artist Package? 

Your Artist Package includes the following: festival name tag, guide/map; event magazine; and an event apparel item.

When is artist check in?

Artist materials (apparel item, event map) will be distributed to you in your tent on Saturday by our volunteers.

Do I need to have insurance to participate in ArtWalk fine art shows?

Yes, All artists must have liability insurance and list three entities: Art for People, the City of San Diego, and the Little Italy Association of San Diego.

Click here for the 2022 Mission Fed ArtWalk ACT Insurance page.

Use the code ” artwalk10 ” for $10 off your policy!