Art has the power to connect communities, cultivate new artistic talent and create a better quality of life for all through cultural enrichment. On April 27 & 28, Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 16 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy the music and dance and participate in interactive art experiences. ArtReach will host a free art activity booth at the KidsWalk portion of the festival, as well as an artist-created surfboard exhibition and fundraiser in the Piazza della Famiglia. Come say hello!
The Surfboard Art Auction is in partnership with Rerip, a nonprofit organization that specializes in repurposing surfboards to minimize waste. The auction will benefit ArtReach, Mission Federal ArtWalk’s nonprofit partner that delivers visual arts education to underserved K-8 schools throughout San Diego County. In celebration of Mission Federal ArtWalk’s 35th anniversary and to recognize San Diego’s iconic beach culture, Rerip has provided 35 upcycled surfboards for artists to transform using various mediums including painting, mosaic, woodwork and more. The artfully transformed boards will be auctioned off through a silent auction online and in the Piazza della Famiglia during the event.