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Margarita Glass Painting

Rockin' Baja Lobster — Old Town

Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art of Dr. Seuss: Opening Reception

Chuck Jones Gallery

Saturday, May 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Deep Blue"

98 Bottles

Sunday, May 29, noon

Bubbles & Brushes

Trisler's Wine Bar

Sunday, May 29, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Teeny Tiny Art Reception

Oceanside Museum of Art

Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

4 Abstract Painters: Opening Reception

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

Friday, June 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Black & White Mostly: Opening Reception

Bravo School of Art at Liberty Station

Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Becky Guttin & Rafael Mareyna: Opening Reception

Casa Valencia Galleria Baja

Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shoulders to Stand On: Opening Reception

Women's Museum of California

Friday, June 3, 5:30 p.m.

Minimalist and Pop

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

25 and Under Art Contest Showcase

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown

Saturday, June 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Felecita

Saturday, June 4, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Common Ground: Opening Reception

Sophie's Gallery

Saturday, June 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tiny Homes Celebration

Space 4 Art

Friday, June 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Waterfront Park

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Waterfront Park

Sunday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Angela Kallus: Opening Reception

Lux Art Institute

Thursday, June 23, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Editorial Cartoons: Opening Reception

SDSU Downtown Gallery

Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Avant Garde Gala

Mingei International Museum

Saturday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

ArtHatch Studio Artists: Opening Reception

ArtHatch

Saturday, July 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ArtOASIS Showcase

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Thursday, August 4, 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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San Diego Art Events

Art of Dr. Seuss: Opening Reception

Art of Dr. Seuss: Opening Reception

Chuck Jones Gallery

Saturday, May 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Downtown San Diego
Teeny Tiny Art Reception

Teeny Tiny Art Reception

Oceanside Museum of Art

Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oceanside
4 Abstract Painters: Opening Reception

4 Abstract Painters: Opening Reception

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

Friday, June 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bonita
25 and Under Art Contest Showcase

25 and Under Art Contest Showcase

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown

Saturday, June 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Downtown San Diego
Tiny Homes Celebration

Tiny Homes Celebration

Space 4 Art

Friday, June 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

East Village
San Diego Festival of the Arts

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Waterfront Park

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown San Diego
San Diego Festival of the Arts

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Waterfront Park

Sunday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown San Diego

There are 21 total art events. See more

Art Subject/Object

2016 San Diego Guide to the Arts

Saving our souls

Relevancy for the less-than-rabid — Ian Pike The Cali-Baja art scene — Chad Deal Art spaces that cultivate communities — Barbarella Fokos Beyond selfie curation — Deirdre Lickona The theater scene has rhythms — Jeff ...

Wire you sculpting?

"Bending wire helped my creative brain not go crazy," says Wireman

On December 30, I.B. Long was doing his weekly assessment of graffiti and other maintenance issues along Newport Avenue for the local business association. Long had seen the wire man in the sky attached to ...

Museum Exhibits

Bawdy shots

Mapplethorpe’s work “moves toward a kind of perfection — it’s just a matter of refining.”

I was 11 or 12 when I befriended an older neighborhood boy who was a fanatical bodybuilder. Johnny pumped iron in the basement and would interrupt any conversation to do handstand pushups against a wall. ...

Sex and psychedelia at the intersection of sight and sound

Listening station invites you to interpret a Miles Davis tune with paper and pens

San Diego Museum of Art’s Art of Music exhibit welcomes visitors with a giant ceramic auricle and protruding ear trumpet that, upon detecting the voices of passersby, proceeds to emit Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge.” It’s a ...

Art-focused travel

Hidden Lisbon

Fado music, saudade and more in Portugal's slow-to-reveal capital.

The slightly dirty tile sidewalks welcomed us as we left our hostel to begin our first day in Lisbon. The magic in this city was palpable from the get-go. As we followed the trail of ...

Columbia, South Carolina: study in contrasts

The state's capital is steeped in Confederate history and contradiction.

South Carolina is a state of contradictions, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its capital. Last June, Kristin Morris, the Nickelodeon’s marketing manager, summed up contemporary South Carolina’s dichotomy, noting: “We’re a progressive ...

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