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Foodie Art Show

Brokers Building Gallery

Sunday, June 26, noon to 6 p.m.

Porcella in China

H. Lee House Cultural Center

Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Shore Thing

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

OB Pier 50th Anniversary Art Show

Thursday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m.

Margarita Glass Painting

Rockin' Baja Lobster — Old Town

Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art Walk: It's Literary

Oceanside Library

Friday, July 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Waste No Water: Kids Poster Show

San Diego Watercolor Society at NTC Promenade

Friday, July 1, 5:30 p.m.

Petit Point Needlework: Artist Reception

Ladybug Art Center

Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, July 7, 5 p.m.

American Art

USD: University of San Diego

Friday, July 8, noon to 5 p.m.

Wine & Canvas: Ocean Beach Sunset

Fabrison’s Crêperie and Boutique

Friday, July 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ArtHatch Studio Artists: Opening Reception

ArtHatch

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

David Bowie Cave of Wonder: Opening Reception

Escondido Arts Partnership Escondido Municipal Gallery

Saturday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Multimedia Invitational: Opening Reception

Studio Door

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

Wine & Canvas: Mission Bay Sunset

57 Degrees

Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, July 14, 5 p.m.

Patty Ortiz: Work Won't Kill You

Art Produce Gallery

Friday, July 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friends: Photo Exhibit

Saturday, July 16, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, July 21, 5 p.m.

Super Video Game Land 3

Mission Brewery

Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m. to midnight

Super Video Game Land 3

Mission Brewery

Sunday, July 24, 6 p.m. to midnight

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, July 28, 5 p.m.

ArtOASIS Showcase

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

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

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, August 4, 5 p.m.

Endangered: Opening Reception

Studio Door

Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, August 11, 5 p.m.

ArtWalk

Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ArtWalk

Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, August 18, 5 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, August 25, 5 p.m.

Art of the Sentence

Ink Spot

Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MOPA Thursday Night Dinner Package

Prado Restaurant

Thursday, September 1, 5 p.m.

Galactic Pleasures: Opening Reception

Studio Door

Saturday, September 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Galaxy of Glass: Opening Reception

Fallbrook Art Center

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

Open Studios: Reception

Studio Door

Saturday, October 8, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Open Studio Tours

Studio Door

Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open Studio Tours

Studio Door

Sunday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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San Diego Art Events

Foodie Art Show

Foodie Art Show

Brokers Building Gallery

Sunday, June 26, noon to 6 p.m.

Downtown San Diego
Porcella in China

Porcella in China

H. Lee House Cultural Center

Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lemon Grove
Petit Point Needlework: Artist Reception

Petit Point Needlework: Artist Reception

Ladybug Art Center

Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kensington
American Art

American Art

USD: University of San Diego

Friday, July 8, noon to 5 p.m.

USD
Wine & Canvas: Ocean Beach Sunset

Wine & Canvas: Ocean Beach Sunset

Fabrison’s Crêperie and Boutique

Friday, July 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Little Italy
ArtHatch Studio Artists: Opening Reception

ArtHatch Studio Artists: Opening Reception

ArtHatch

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

Escondido
Wine & Canvas: Mission Bay Sunset

Wine & Canvas: Mission Bay Sunset

57 Degrees

Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mission Hills

There are 38 total art events. See more

Art Subject/Object

The photo is not the boss of Kim Reasor

A sinister blame creeps in

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2016 San Diego Guide to the Arts

Saving our souls

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Museum Exhibits

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 ...

Noisy Margaret Noble seeks friend not foe

Sound to give back silence

Every scene in a drama, according to the late director Mike Nichols, is either a fight, a seduction, or a negotiation. He added, as a footnote, the same is true in life. The thrill, or ...

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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