Art San Diego: 11th Annual Show at the San Diego Convention Center

Art San Diego is moving downtown to the San Diego Convention Center for its 11th annual show Oct. 10-13. Art San Diego moves from the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where it has been the past two years.

Art San Diego, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, is highly regarded in the industry for cutting-edge exhibitions and dynamic programming like Art Labs, Art Talks, the LaunchPad Artist, Spotlight Program and the San Diego Art Prize.

Entering its second decade this fall, Art San Diego is a four-day art event that showcases more than 70 local, national and international exhibitors featuring works from more than 500 established and emerging artists. The event is expected to draw more than 15,000 in attendance over the four-day run.

Art San Diego is set to be bigger than ever with the inclusion of new programs featuring a local artist spotlight night, a family day, a craft beer night and a brunch-themed Sunday. New programs introduced last year that are back by popular demand are Free Friday, Palette of Desserts and Access to Art.

Friday offers free admission to anyone from 1-5 p.m. Palette of Desserts is a partnership with local chefs and bakeries who draw inspiration from an artist’s to-be-exhibited piece and create a dessert masterpiece to be sampled. Access to Art partners the visual arts with San Diego based nonprofits, resulting in a sizable donation for each during the four-day event.

The San Diego Convention Center recently underwent a complete renovation and now features an industry-standard trade show floor, high-tech lighting and a cooling and heating system for maximum comfort year-round. Additionally, The San Diego Convention Center offers more accessibility options for attendees to see the show by means of car, bus or trolley.

Tickets are on sale now at www.art-sandiego.com.

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