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San Diego's Booming Local Art Scene: San Diego Art Now

Whether you visit San Diego or live here, if you are looking for an affordable,
exciting, and culturally rich experience this summer – Think San Diego! San Dieg
o's many diverse communities have yielded a booming local art scene, with exhibi
tions that spotlight our local emerging artists.
San Diego, CA, June 10, 2010 -- Whether you visit San Diego or live here, if you
are looking for an affordable, exciting, and culturally rich experience this su
mmer – Think San Diego!
San Diego's many diverse communities have yielded a booming local art scene, wit
h exhibitions that spotlight our local emerging artists:
• “Here Not There: San Diego Art Now" at the Museum of Contemporary ART SAN DIEG
O in La Jolla (June 6 – Sept. 19) which focuses on the range of individual and c
ollective contemporary art practices in the San Diego region.
• The San Diego Museum of Arts Summer Salon Series, celebrating the legacy of To
ulouse-Lautrec and his work in the salons of Paris. SDMA is partnering with Agit
prop to bring a series of Thursday night Parisian-style salons to the museum. Th
roughout the summer, you can meet and greet with San Diego's most interesting em
erging artists. (May 27 – Sept. 2)
• ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair (Sept. 2-5) will feature several local gal
leries that will feature many established and emerging artists from San Diego al
ongside international artists, two spotlight exhibitions of the 2010 San Diego A
rt Prize recipients, as well as local performing artists.
• ARTS MONTH San Diego/ SEPTEMBER a collaboration between dozens of local visual
and performing arts organizations and will promote city-wide programming.
In addition, visual artists are reclaiming old factories and abandoned warehouse
s converting them into galleries and performance spaces. Several of these spaces
will produce special programming in conjunction with the ART SAN DIEGO Contempo
rary Art Fair. Glashaus in Barrio Logan, an artist collective, will feature an e
xhibition called “Creatures of Industry.” Also in Barrio Logan, Set & Drift anot
her artist-run collective, will feature a multi-discipline exhibition showcasing
the blurring of lines between art and design. Additionally, Space4Art, a progre
ssive co-op of artists, architects, writers and musicians has just opened its do
ors in East Village and will begin monthly programming.
Diverse groups like Sight & Sound are creating monthly interdisciplinary music &
art events in North Park and beyond. A special free concert will be held on Sep
t. 3rd on the San Diego Bayfront as part of ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair
to kick off ARTS MONTH San Diego. It will be a massive celebration of the arts i
n San Diego.
In September, ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair presented by UBS Financial Ser
vices and Amtrak, the official transportation sponsor of ASD 2010 and Arts Month
SD, will kick off ARTS MONTH San Diego – a month-long celebration of the arts i
n San Diego.
ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair (Sept. 2-5) is a one-stop shopping experienc
e for both established and emerging art collectors, coupled with VIP parties, st
imulating visual and performing arts exhibitions, wine and food events, and live
musical performances.
ARTS MONTH San Diego is a collaboration between dozens of local visual and perfo
rming arts organizations and will promote city-wide programming: a world-class e
xhibition at the downtown Museum of Contemporary ART SAN DIEGO called “Viva La R
evolucion,” an International Dance exhibition by Patricia Rincon, San Diego Film
Fesitval, and an ArtWalk on the Bay. Kids are included too with special program
ming at the New Children’s Museum and through ArtREACH, part of ArtWalk on the B
ay.
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is one of the hotels offering specially discounted
rates packaged with tickets to various cultural events. Discounted Rates includ
e:
• Two (2) VIP Opening Night Tickets to the ART SAN DIEGO 2010 (Sept 2, 2010)
• Two (2) UBS Collector Club Passes (non-transferrable, good for all 3 days)
• Two (2) Young Collector Club and Wine 2.0 Event Tickets (Sept 4, 2010)
• Two (2) ART SAN DIEGO 2010 fair passes (good for all 3 days)
If you travel by Amtrak you can use your ticket stub to gain free entry into ART
SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair.
ABOUT AMTRAK
As the nation s intercity passenger rail operator, Amtrak connects America in sa
fer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the Distr
ict of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trai
ns each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak al
so is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states
and for four commuter rail agencies. Get fact sheets, documents and information
about Amtrak s trains, corridors, improvement efforts. For more information and
schedules vistit Amtrak.com.
BTB-ART, INC
BTB-Art, Inc is a strategic business-consulting firm comprised of leading profes
sionals in the areas of art, marketing, and event production. The Company is ded
icated to establishing San Diego as a leading contemporary art fair destination
on the West Coast with its signature event, ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair.
Additional Information / Web Pages:
ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair: Go to http://www.artsandiego-fair.com/visit
ors.html for more info and to purchase tickets.
ARTS MONTH San Diego / September: http://artsmontsd.com
Press Contact:
Rachel Wiley
Olive PR Solutions
1501 India St., #103, PMB #7
San Diego, CA 92101
717-676-8198
rachel@oliveprsolutions.com
http://www.artsandiego-fair.com

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