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Margarita Glass Painting

Rockin' Baja Lobster — Old Town

Thursday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. to 9 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.

Sunsets, Succulents, and Sanctuaries: Opening Reception

North Park Library

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

Carlsbad Art Wall: Gloria Muriel

Señor Grubby’s

Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Park Encinitas Art Show

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 2 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.

Into the Light

Chicano Art Gallery

Saturday, June 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Through the Eyes of An Artist: Opening Reception

Studio Door

Saturday, June 4, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Burgers Playhouse

Low Gallery

Saturday, June 4, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

World Oceans Day Art Show Reception

Wednesday, June 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Malice in Wasteland: Opening Reception

The Homebrewer

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

Plein Air Art Show and Competition

Myrtle Creek Nursery

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

Super Freaks: Opening Reception

Sparks Gallery

Saturday, June 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Waterfront Park

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

J. Raymond Mireles: The Afro Pick

Imperial Grounds Coffee

Friday, June 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A New Stellar Order: Closing Reception

Teros Gallery

Saturday, June 18, 5 p.m. to 11 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

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
Sunsets, Succulents, and Sanctuaries: Opening Reception

Sunsets, Succulents, and Sanctuaries: Opening Reception

North Park Library

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

North Park
Malice in Wasteland: Opening Reception

Malice in Wasteland: Opening Reception

The Homebrewer

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

North Park
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

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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

Abstract works by NASA science illustrator on display in North Park Gallery

A New Stellar Order shows through June 18

There’s a an artistic universe squeezed into a little gallery space tucked between a residential home and a tattoo parlor on the eastern edge of North Park. The space is called Teros Gallery, the same ...

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. ...

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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