Art San Diego Celebrates 10 Years by Paying It Forward with Access to Art

The world was a very different place 10 years ago. A decade ago, you couldn’t order a Lyft on your iPhone. You couldn’t rent a place to stay on demand with Airbnb. You couldn’t go to a contemporary fine art show in San Diego. In celebration of how far we’ve come—and in anticipation of where we’ve yet to go—Art San Diego is excited to announce the launch of Access to Art

Created in celebration of Art San Diego’s 10th anniversary, and to further its goal of bringing the community together through art and art awareness, Art San Diego, in partnership with UBS Financial Services  launched the Access to Art program in August 2018. Access to Art works with selected charities and those they serve to share opportunities in art, design, business development, and more. This year’s focus is on promoting and supporting organizations that serve children’s health, education, and protection.

Meet Our 2018 Access to Art Partners

At the show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet this year’s Access to Art partner organizations and learn more about their mission. This year’s Access to Art program will benefit:

• Monarch School: The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness. Currently, there are over 20,000 homeless students in San Diego County. Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K–12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth. At Monarch, students are given the skills and tools they need to overcome the odds of homelessness.

• Generate Hope: Generate Hope serves San Diego’s sex trafficking survivors by offering a path to recovery and personal freedom. Generate Hope provides long-term, comprehensive housing and trauma recovery programs to young women who have been sexually trafficked so that they are able to reintegrate into society and walk powerfully into their future.

• Rady Children’s Hospital: Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital in California and is a dedicated pediatric medical and trauma center serving 91 percent of San Diego, Imperial, and southern Riverside counties’ children. Rady Children’s is also a major pediatric clinical research center, with more than 600 clinical trials and other research studies underway, in collaboration with world-class institutions, including UC San Diego, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

• HEAL (Homeless Empowerment Through Art & Leadership): HEAL provides opportunities for creative self-expression and personal growth for individuals experiencing homelessness in San Diego. HEAL’s Mobile Art Studio travels into homeless communities to meet the artists where they are and establish an open, nonjudgmental environment.

How You Can Be Part of This Important Mission

It all starts with IMPACT NIGHT. Sponsored by UBS Financial ServicesIMPACT NIGHT is a party that’s designed to have an IMPACT on the community and our Access to Art partner organizations.

Red carpet arrivals begin at 5 p.m. with the paparazzi taking pictures. Then you’ll sip hosted beverages and nibble on tempting hors d’oeuvres while strolling the aisles of contemporary and cutting-edge artwork from top galleries—and you’ll be the first to select the pieces for your personal collection!

With donations at the door, a special silent and live art auction with all proceeds going back to our nonprofit partners, an unveiling of Monarch School students’ Access to Art Projects, a chance to become an artist yourself at HEAL’s Mobile Art Studio, and more, it’s an evening to celebrate and give back to our nonprofit partners.

It’s an invitation-only event, so become an RMG VIP Passport member to ensure your invitation to IMPACT NIGHT from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

We Couldn’t Do It Without You

Art San Diego will also work in partnership with the San Diego International Film Festival and the San Diego Visual Arts Network to launch this new community initiative and continue it after the show, with hopes of annual expansion.

We thank you for the support you have given Art San Diego and the arts over the past decade and ask for your support as we embark on this important mission.



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