KidsWalk 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.

New Location! Join KidsWalk on Date Street between State and Union. 

2018 KidsWalk Participants

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.

ArtsBusXpress      858.367.0813

ArtsBusXpress is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to specifically underwrite field trip transportation connecting San Diego school children with arts and science venues.

Audeo Charter School      858.678.3919

Audeo is an independent study, academic intervention program serving grades K through 12. At ArtWalk, explore with color, shape, and texture to create an exciting college.

City Tree Christian School    619.232.379

City Tree Christian School serves infants-8th graders in downtown San Diego helping students grow knowledge, grow creativity, grow faith, and grow compassion. At ArtWalk, Kids will pick paper fruit from the “City Tree” and decorate their fruit using different mediums.


Keilah’s Facepainting     619.947.2455

Free face-painting for kids of all ages!


Living Coast Discovery Center    619.409.5905

For three decades the Living Coast Discovery Center has been spreading the message of wildlife conservation and environmental education. Join them at ArtWalk for Critter ChitChat with a local species and a related craft.

Matilda Jane Clothing    619.654.6023

Join Matilda Jane Clothing for a fun day of fashion design, paper dolls, coloring contests and snap a silly photo with your artwork!


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

MOPA’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video. Join MOPA at KidsWalk to experiment with creative photo techniques at our interactive booth!

Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts  619.301.1207

The Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts is committed to providing training for the traditional circus arts in an exceptional learning environment.

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Traveling Stories      619.919.5115

The Traveling Stories 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.

Usborne Books – Mama’s Raising Bookworms       757.335.1561

Join Usborne Books for story-time, create a bookmark and participate in other book activities!

Washington Elementary School      619.344.6300

Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) has been open since 1914 and is a staple of the Little Italy community. The school weaves the theme of international citizenship throughout the curriculum and at each grade level. Every student has the opportunity to learn about the different cultures and people on our planet.