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San Diego Made Holiday Market

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Sunday, December 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Sunday, December 4, noon to 3 p.m.

Holiday Party

Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery

Sunday, December 4, noon to 3 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Monday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Young Adult Photo Exhibition

National City Library

Monday, December 5, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Tuesday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art & Wine Tour

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary

Tuesday, December 6, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wine Tasting for Art Lovers

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Wednesday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable

Whistle Stop Bar

Thursday, December 8, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Thursday, December 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Craft Works Visual Art: Opening Reception

Art Produce Gallery

Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

North Park After Dark: Holiday Art Market

Studio Door

Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Holiday Bazaar and Open House

Sparks Gallery

Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Diego Made

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Night Owls: Christmas Kitsch

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Friday, December 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drink Play Create

New Children's Museum

Friday, December 9, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mike Bell: Of Gals & Monsters

Distinction Gallery

Saturday, December 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Print Culture: Midcentury Modern Graphic Design

Central Library

Saturday, December 10, midnight to 2 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art & Wine Tour

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary

Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Artisan Market

Saturday, December 10, noon to 4 p.m.

Artist’s Reception

Off Track Gallery

Saturday, December 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Summations 2016

Escondido Arts Partnership Escondido Municipal Gallery

Saturday, December 10, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Open Studios

Brokers Building Gallery

Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Encinitas Makers Market

Encinitas Community Park

Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Sunday, December 11, noon to 3 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Monday, December 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student and Faculty Show

Art Academy of San Diego

Monday, December 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Tuesday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art & Wine Tour

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary

Tuesday, December 13, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Wednesday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Thursday, December 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Friday, December 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Winter's Tale and Holiday Gala

Brokers Building Gallery

Friday, December 16, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Saturday, December 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art & Wine Tour

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary

Saturday, December 17, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Best of Hawaii

Michael Seewald Galleries

Saturday, December 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Sunday, December 18, noon to 3 p.m.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center

Monday, December 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carlsbad Village Art Walk

Carlsbad Village

Thursday, December 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

4•UP: Artist Reception (I)

Studio Door

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visionary Collage Workshop

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wood, A Furniture Show VIII

Escondido Arts Partnership Escondido Municipal Gallery

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art-A-Thon

ArtHatch

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

4•UP: Artist Reception (II)

Studio Door

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art Show

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Crow Show

Studio Door

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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San Diego Art Events

Wine Tasting for Art Lovers

Wine Tasting for Art Lovers

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

La Jolla
Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable

Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable

Whistle Stop Bar

Thursday, December 8, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

South Park
Mike Bell: Of Gals & Monsters

Mike Bell: Of Gals & Monsters

Distinction Gallery

Saturday, December 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Escondido
Open Studios

Open Studios

Brokers Building Gallery

Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Downtown San Diego
Carlsbad Village Art Walk

Carlsbad Village Art Walk

Carlsbad Village

Thursday, December 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Carlsbad
Wood, A Furniture Show VIII

Wood, A Furniture Show VIII

Escondido Arts Partnership Escondido Municipal Gallery

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Escondido
Art-A-Thon

Art-A-Thon

ArtHatch

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Escondido

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Art Subject/Object

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2016 San Diego Guide to the Arts

Saving our souls

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Museum Exhibits

Life as meat

Post–World War II London artists dabbled with expiration date

In the years following World War II, the biggest art conversation was about abstraction and what to do with it. The critical center was New York and the artists in question were Pollock, Rothko, de ...

Beautiful disgusts after some masterpieces

By the 18th Century, mighty Venice had become what Goethe called “the drawing room of Europe.”

Many of us seek and cherish essences when traveling to foreign places: a food, a shop, a fall of light, an open-air market, the peculiar curve or steep of street or hillside, the play of ...

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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