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“This is not a street fair but an elegant, high quality showcase,” reads the La Jolla Festival of the Arts’ website.

In its 27th year, La Jolla Festival of the Arts will showcase “watercolor and oil paintings; serigraph; glass, ceramic, paper, wood & metal sculptures; exquisite jewelry; photography & more” from over 200 juried artists.

Held on the grassy grounds of University of California, San Diego’s Warren Field (9500 Gilman Drive), this two-day festival takes place Saturday & Sunday, June 22 - 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Video of the festival’s first 25 years:

Not contained to just the traditional realm of art, there will also be food and music to pair with your festival experience.

The festival's Restaurant Row and Art of Living Plaza will feature food from:

The Green Truck

Lil Miss Shortcakes

Bottaro Wood Fire Pizza

Stone Brewing World Bistro

Finest City BBQ

Divine Fresh

Doggos Mexican Gourmet Hotdogs

SoCal Fish Tacos

UCSD’s Home Plate

The Art of Living Plaza bar will feature a Signature Agave-based cocktail plus a selection of fine wine and craft beer to sip on while perusing the aisles of art.

A full schedule of music performers can be found here with those of note including:

Dave Scott and Monsoon Jazz

Fred Benedetti & Peter Sprague

Jazz 88 All-Stars

20-piece RockinJazzBigBand

Your $12 in advance/$14 day-of ticket, plus all proceeds of La Jolla Festival of the Arts, will benefit Torrey Pines Kiwanis - a non-profit that creates adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for disabled San Diegans.

Oh, and if you’re 16 years of age or under or an active-duty military with ID, forgo the ticket because your entry is free.

Detailed maps of the Warren Field's exact location on the UCSD campus can be found here.



Sculpture by Gary Johnson

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