Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – November 1


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

Local Motion: Join us for two lively programs in June and July!

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.

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.

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.

For more info contact: Rahmo Abdi (619) 527-6161 ext. 181 or Rabdi@JacobsCenter.org

Calling all cooks! Enter the Arts & Culture Fest Cooking Contest!

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.com or contact Ana Soto at 619-527-6161. The last day to enter is Friday, October 8 — be sure to enter today!

ACF 2010 Cooking Contest

Enter the Arts & Culture Fest Art Competitions!

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.

Please see the entry forms for complete contest rules. Forms can be downloaded from the festival website at www.ArtsandCultureFest.com. For more information, contact Martha Aguilar-Chavez at (619) 527-6161 ext 182 or maguilar@jacobscenter.org. You can also connect with Arts & Culture Fest (@artsandculturef) on Twitter.

Artists Wanted: Arts & Culture Fest Live Art Demos

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.com or contact Rahmo Abdi at 619-527-6161 ext 181 or rabdi@jacobscenter.org.

Are you looking for volunteer hours/community service?

W e are looking for fun outgoing and reliable volunteers to help us with this years Art and Culture Festival!

The Art and Culture Festival will be on Saturday October 16 from noon to 6:00pm

If you are interested please call me, visit me or email me!

I have a volunteer form you will need to fill out and attend volunteer orientation with me so I can explain more about the Festival.

Bevelynn Bravo

619-527-6161 ext.188


404 Euclid Ave. SD Ca.92114

Wanted-Entertainers,Vendors,Live demo artists,Art workshop leads.

5th Annual Art and Culture Fest!

Be part of the 5th annual Arts and Culture fest!!!

We are looking for unique and authentic cultural experiences through food and merchandise vendors,entertainment,and live artists.

We need vendors, entertainers,live demo artists,art workshop leaders and many volunteers who would love to help us! 

We have a form for you to fill out and an early bird registration fee for vendors if you cOntact us by June 1st.

Saturday October 16th


at Market Creek Plaza

404 Euclid Ave.SD CA.92114

Please contact Lefaua at (619) 527-6161 ext.183  If you are interested or know someone who is please call us!


Volunteers needed for 2010 Arts & Culture Fest

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Do you have youth that need community service hours?

The 2010 Arts & Culture Fest is October 16th and we would love your help!

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.

Contact me at (619) 527-6161 x188 or bbravo@jacobscenter.org