From Setup to Showtime: Art San Diego Premieres Tonight

Excitement has been building for months—and we got the show built at the Del Mar Fairgrounds just in time for the Opening Night Preview Party! Do you have your tickets yet to the hottest art event in Southern California?

Step onto the red carpet and into the spotlight, and create a memory you’ll never forget. Take your picture in front of the Art San Diego backdrop (#ArtSanDiego), and break the barrier between the artwork and reality as you enter the Wyland Center through Sarah Stieber’s ribbon-wrapped tunnel. Once inside, enjoy Louis Jadot wines and hors d’oeuvres; groove to the sophisticated sounds of Third Coast Jazz, one of San Diego’s most sought-after groups; and be the first to preview and purchase the artwork on display at Art San Diego from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Opening Night Preview Party.

In addition to showcasing innovative works from more than 65 exhibitors, Art San Diego is featuring an exciting slate of programs specially curated for the show. Here’s what you can look forward to over the next couple of days.

Art Lab Unveilings
Catch the premiere of the 2017 Art Labs, including a performance by professional dancer Adelaide Marcus and the conceptual creations of multidisciplinary artist José Hugo Sánchez.

Meet the Artist and Live Demonstration Events
Come meet Erin Hanson, Yubal Fleites, James Paterson, Michael Carini, Anita Lewis, Michael Joseph, Barry Seidman, Rose Tanner, Kate Taylor, Aleta Pippin, and Lori Ryerson, and watch as some of them create their works in front of your eyes.

Art Talks
Get guidance and tips on both beginning and building a successful art collection from Patric Stillman, director at The Studio Door, and Alexander Salazar, owner of Alexander Salazar Fine Art, and join the leaders of Artblend and Arte Collective as they discuss today’s art scene, top trends, and collectible artists.

Art San Diego kicks off tonight—and we want you there to help us welcome top local, national, and international artists and galleries to San Diego’s art scene. Grab your tickets, and experience the [FUSION] of artistic mediums, of exhibitors and collectors, and of the countless galleries and artists who come together to showcase their work in this remarkable contemporary art show.

See the full show schedule here.

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