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Painting and Vino: "Yellow Tulips"

98 Bottles

Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m.

Student Art Show and Sale

San Diego City College

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

Painting and Vino: "Tahoe"

98 Bottles

Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m.

Student Art Show and Sale

San Diego City College

Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk

Oceanside Library

Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nuestra Historia Revelada

Oceanside Library

Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Margarita Glass Painting

Rockin' Baja Lobster — Old Town

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Parade of Colors: Opening Reception

San Diego Watercolor Society at NTC Promenade

Friday, May 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artisan Faire

Women's Museum of California

Friday, May 6, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Painting Our Preserves

Friday, May 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Voices, Present & Center

New Americans Museum

Friday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Surfrider Foundation: 16th Annual Art Gala

Paradise Point Resort and Spa

Friday, May 6, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where the Clouds Collide

NTC at Liberty Station, Barracks 15, Studio 103

Friday, May 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Julian Arts Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

Julian Town Hall

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art, Garden, and Studio Tour

Off Track Gallery

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Fresh Look at the Old Masters

San Diego Museum of Art

Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.

Empty Bowls San Diego 2016

La Jolla United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Embracing a Noble Tradition: Artists' Reception

Chuang Archive and Learning Center

Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art of Fashion: Costume and Culture

Timken Museum of Art

Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Julian Arts Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

Julian Town Hall

Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art, Garden, and Studio Tour

Off Track Gallery

Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Drop-In Day

San Diego Museum of Art

Sunday, May 8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Vacation"

98 Bottles

Sunday, May 8, noon

Camarada: Flute Fusion

Mingei International Museum

Sunday, May 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Teen Art Café: Brush and Ink

San Diego Museum of Art

Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Shore Break"

98 Bottles

Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m.

New Masters Show

Exclusive Collections Seaport Village

Friday, May 13, 6 p.m.

Invitational Art Exhibit: Opening Reception

SouthFair Artists Space Gallery

Saturday, May 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Amandalynn: Opening Reception

ArtHatch

Saturday, May 14, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

New Masters Show

Exclusive Collections Seaport Village

Saturday, May 14, noon

SAG Art Exhibit & Art Fair

Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair

Saturday, May 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Strike a Pose

Saturday, May 14, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Looking Back/Forward

Art Produce Gallery

Saturday, May 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Just Freaking Art: Reception

Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Lily Pond with Koi Fish"

98 Bottles

Sunday, May 15, noon

Painting and Vino: "Spring Cherry Tree"

98 Bottles

Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m.

Art Auction 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Stargazer"

98 Bottles

Wednesday, May 18, 6 p.m.

Paint & Cheers: Perching in the Moonlight

Wine Steals

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Paint and Wine Art Party

Wine Steals

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A Museum of Its Time and of Its Place

San Diego Museum of Art

Friday, May 20, 10 a.m.

La Chica: Joni Nuñez Solo Show

Iron Fist Brewing Co.

Saturday, May 21, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Shantien Tom Chow Art Demonstrations and Docent Tour

Chuang Archive and Learning Center

Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

57 Degrees

Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Cliff at Sunset"

98 Bottles

Sunday, May 22, noon

"Praxis May Vary"

Kruglak Gallery

Tuesday, May 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Dandelion"

98 Bottles

Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m.

Ed Roxburgh: Gallery Reception

Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove

Wednesday, May 25, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Painting and Vino: "Happy Flamingos"

98 Bottles

Wednesday, May 25, 6 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.

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.

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.

Avant Garde Gala

Mingei International Museum

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

Student Art Show and Sale

Student Art Show and Sale

San Diego City College

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

East Village
Student Art Show and Sale

Student Art Show and Sale

San Diego City College

Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

East Village
Julian Arts Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

Julian Arts Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

Julian Town Hall

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Julian
Art, Garden, and Studio Tour

Art, Garden, and Studio Tour

Off Track Gallery

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Encinitas
A Fresh Look at the Old Masters

A Fresh Look at the Old Masters

San Diego Museum of Art

Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.

Balboa Park
Empty Bowls San Diego 2016

Empty Bowls San Diego 2016

La Jolla United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

La Jolla
Julian Arts Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

Julian Arts Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

Julian Town Hall

Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Julian

There are 58 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

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 ...

German art right before Hitler

How it was, how it is

In many of these photos, things have an existential aura of their own and seem to be observing us.

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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