KidsWalk, Presented by Mission Federal Credit Union, is a hands-on art experience at the festival.  Bring the family and participate in fun and creative art experiences provided by arts education groups throughout San Diego County who believe that all children need art.

Located at the corner of India and Beech Street

2017 KidsWalk Participants

Mission Federal Credit Union   800.500.6328


Traveling Stories      619.919.5115

Traveling Stories_website logoMission Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative dedicated to serving your financial needs. At KidsWalk, join in an interactive activity with Mission Fed !  This year, Mission Fed is partnering with Traveling Stories. The Interactive Story Tent provides kids with a comfortable, inviting, and book-filled oasis where they can read out loud to volunteers and have the opportunity to earn prizes.

ArtReach      619.940.7278

ArtReach is a not-for-profit organization that takes practicing artists into K-6 schools throughout San Diego County to provide visual arts instruction and art-making opportunities. Get STEAMY with the ArtReach team and create “neurons” from pipe cleaners.


Art with LarisseArt with Larisse       619.857.1270

Art With Larisse offers fine art classes for kids 5 and up and encourages that a student can draw anything by applying basic art techniques with advanced art techniques. Over the ArtWalk weekend, join them in using pastels on newsprint paper.


Arts Bus Xpress      858.273.3500

ArtsBusXpress underwrites field trip transportation, the “missing link,” that connects San Diego city and county school children with arts and sciences experiences. The program serves 498,000 children in 42 school districts and 646 schools in San Diego County.


Becky’s Book Corner| Usborne Books & More     619.654.6023

Usborne Books & More books will help your child fall in love with reading! Join Becky’s Book Corner at ArtWalk and enjoy coloring bookmarks, doodling on wipe-erase cards, making paper planes and rubber stamping!


Living CLiving Coast Discovery Centeroast Discovery Center       619.409.5905

The Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to unique animals and plants of Southern CA. Learn about native critters of San Diego Bay and create a recyclable craft.



Monart School of Art       619.222.3729

Monart, at Liberty Station, teaches children how to draw realistically while helping them build confidence and develop important skills. The Monart drawing method breaks subjects down into five elements of shape and that enables children to draw things as they see them.


Museum of Photographic Arts    619.238.7559

Join MOPA to experiment with creative photo techniques at their interactive booth!


The New Chidren Museum

The New Children’s Museum    619.795.1522

The New Children’s Museum believes play and art-making promote the skills that our future leaders need: creativity, confidence, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, collaboration and optimism. Visit their booth at ArtWalk for fun art-making activities!


San Diego Creative Weavers Guild   619.752.9679

Hands on demonstrations on how to weave cloth and spin yarn. The Weavers Guild offers summer classes for kids!



Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet      619.549.7164

Children will be able to explore the world of printmaking by creating their own designs on styrofoam and transferring their image onto paper.  Washington Elementary is in the heart of Little Italy.