Izcalli and Jacobs Presents invite you to an authentic cultural festival for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This FREE event honors the Mexican and indigenous tradition of celebrating the spiritual journey of deceased loved ones with altars, food, music, and entertainment.
Sunday, November 1 Noon – 9 pm
Market Creek Amphitheater
310 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
San Diego is home to neighborhoods that are rich in cultural and artistic diversity and thrive on collaboration and dialogue. The Center for Community & Cultural Arts’ presentation of Local Motion seeks to capture this vibrancy by highlighting the thought-provoking work being created by San Diego-based artists, with a particular focus on those who live and work in its southeastern neighborhoods. This exhibition is the continuation of a conversation on cultural themes, interpersonal relationships, and visual culture that is bringing renewed vibrancy to the community. Whether rooted in craft and tradition or cutting-edge technology, these artists have infused our collective stories and expressions into the work displayed at the exhibition.
MEET THE ARTISTS NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 21 / 7-9pm
Join us for an evening of conversation with several of our Local Motion artists as they share their inspiration, process, and love for creating art. Featuring Dan Allen, Macedonio Arteaga, Tami Barker, Brian Black, Ryan Bulis, Pamela Calore, Estela Gama, Adam Hubbard, Victor Orozco Ochoa, Cuezpalin Rodriguez, Scott McAlpine Sampaio, Mario Torero, and Zawadi.
SPOKEN WORD NIGHT THURSDAY, JULY 5 / 6-8pm
Enjoy a night of poetry, live music, and painting in honor of southeastern San Diego artist and poet, Jihmye Collins. Featuring Ccep, Kendrick Dial, Jerrica Escoto, Grace, Ishe, Viet Mai, San Diego Slam Team, Succinct, and more.
Our team took a bit of a break from blogging in order to prepare for this month’s Arts & Culture Fest. It was a terrific event and the weather held up all the way to the end. We’ll be sure to post links to updates on contest winners and event photos as they make it up on the festival website.
Do you make a mean jambalaya, or roll some awesome onigiri? Do people swoon over your mango rice dessert and the best fried rice this side of Chollas Creek?
The 2010 Arts & Culture Fest is seeking entries to its Cooking Competition on Saturday, October 16!
For a $5 entry fee, you can enter your best rice dish to compete for up to $250 in cash prizes. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges that will rate each dish based on flavor, appearance, and creativity. A People’s Choice prize will be awarded to one dish chosen by festival attendees on event day.
For an application with complete contest rules, visit http://www.ArtsandCultureFest.comor contact Ana Soto at 619-527-6161. The last day to enter is Friday, October 8 — be sure to enter today!
Calling all artists! The 2010 Arts & Culture Fest is holding its third annual Visual Art Competition on Saturday, October 16!
Youth and adults can compete for up to $250 in cash prizes. Youth will compete in a total of ten categories (divided by grade level) in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Adults will compete in three categories: drawing, painting, and mixed media.
Work must be created in 2010, be original work by the artist, and represent this year’s theme: “Honoring our Cultural Heritage and Community”.
Entries are accepted from September 1 – 30. Drop off art and entry forms at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center from Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. The center will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.
If you or someone you know is an artist who would be interested in showing how you create your art and talking with people about what you do, consider applying to be a Live Art Demonstrator at this year’s Arts & Culture Fest.
The Arts & Culture Fest at Market Creek Plaza takes place on Saturday, October 16. With three stages of entertainment, hands-on workshops, international foods and vendors, art contests, kids activities, and much more, it’s a great way to enjoy music, dance, food, and friends in southeastern San Diego.
Our live art demonstrations connect area artists with event attendees in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Last year, over 6,000 people had the opportunity to meet contemporary and traditional artists working in a variety of media, including paints, clay, and wood.
We are especially interested in highlighting artists and crafts people who work in more traditional arts. Previous festivals have featured local residents who create Samoan tapa cloth and basket weavers from Somalia, among others.
For more information and an application, visit www.artsandculturefest.comor contact Rahmo Abdi at 619-527-6161 ext 181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year we had over 5,000 people that attended. We will need volunteers not only the day of but in the days leading up to the event. We are looking for dependable, energetic, outgoing, and happy volunteers! 15 years old and up, please.
I will be having volunteer orientation meetings soon with more details. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested and I will get you more information and a volunteer form.