San Diego Festival Of Arts Brings World-Renowned Artists To America's Finest City On June 11-12 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

May 16, 2016

Artists and aficionados from around the world will converge on America's Finest City when the rebranded San Diego Festival of the Arts takes over downtown's Waterfront Park for a weekend of all-things-art on June 11-12, from 10am-5pm each day. In addition to art displays, guests at the 2016 event will enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer garden and bites from San Diego’s top restaurants. We are raffling off 2 single day tickets, so read on and be sure to enter!

A showcase of stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from world renowned artists, the San Diego Festival of Arts is a continuation of three decades of art appreciation. Known as the La Jolla Festival of the Arts for the past 29 years, this annual event has brought established and emerging artists from around the world to San Diego. For the event's 30th anniversary in 2016, it is getting both a new name and a new location.

Some of the most well-known names in the art community will exhibit at the 2016 event, including Dorothee Naumburg, a celebrated jewelry designer who spent three years apprenticing under a master goldsmith in Germany before coming to United States and beginning a career in custom design and manufacturing. Cartoonist Robert Marble is also confirmed and will be showcasing his acrylic paintings, limited edition lithographs and prints.

"Our festival has a three-decade tradition of attracting the brightest established and emerging artists and we are thrilled to welcome such a diverse group for 2016 -- and being able to showcase that amazing talent against the backdrop of downtown's gorgeous waterfront," said Peter Ballantyne, Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation president.

Festival tickets start at $12 with proceeds will go to Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation and benefit adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities. To date, the festival has raised nearly $2 million in support of more than 30 programs, through which more than 40,000 people with disabilities have participated. More than $90,000 was dispersed to 24 organizations from 2015 proceeds alone, benefiting over 12,000 individual San Diegans.

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