SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park: Craft Beer Block is BACK!
North Park Main Street announces this year’s San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Festival of Arts in North Park, a free festival that celebrates the artistic craftsmanship of the community, from unconventional street art to live musical talent. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering a whole day of entertaining experiences that are free and highlight the local talents of North Park.
This celebration of the historic and eclectic North Park neighborhood attracts more than 40,000 attendees from around San Diego and beyond. There is something for all ages at this nine square block festival, including interactive exhibits, local makers, fine art and an array of live music along North Park’s busy University Avenue.
Event Features Include:
100 + Artists
Artwork available for viewing and sale will include paintings, photography, pottery, live urban street art and handmade jewelry.
Gallery in the Street Fine Art & DJ Block
Enjoy local and regional fine art for viewing or purchase in a swanky lounge atmosphere with DJ music and refreshments. It’s a great place to kick back and relax while you take in the finer side of things.
Live Art Block
Local street artists will once again put on a show that amazes. See their magic as they transform everyday items into pieces of art right before your eyes. Music and a hip vibe bring this part of the festival to a new levels. The Kids Art Block will provide the opportunity to participate in interactive activities designed to stimulate, inspire imaginations and create masterpieces. Local dance troupes will perform throughout the day; face painters, crafters and family-friendly snacks will be available.
4 Performance Stage
A variety of musical performances will include indie, pop rock, world music, blues, spoken word performances and DJ music.
Craft Beer Block
Free and open to ages 21 and up. Meticulously designed dishes, cocktails and, craft brew recipes will also be highlighted in the festival’s new Craft Beer Block. Attendees can enjoy full 12 ounce pours of their favorite beer for purchase or enjoy a little bit of everything by purchasing a wrist band to sample and sip from North Park’s top chefs, distillers, and brewers. All of this is in one place, plus free entertainment and the ever-popular Drag Queen Karaoke. The new Craft Beer Block is a sure crowd pleaser! Tickets can be purchased at http://www.explorenorthpark.com/festival-of-arts. To check out our recap on last year’s event click here.
Event proceeds benefit North Park Main Street, the non-profit organization committed to the development of the North Park Business Improvement District. Public street parking is available, in addition to a four-story public parking garage on 29th street. Parking will be available at a discounted rate for the day.
Remember to drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.
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