||Celebrate the arts, culture and entertainment along with 35,000 of your neighbors in the hip town of North Park at the 16th Annual North Park Festival of Arts on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM! This FREE festival has grown into a local tradition embracing a diverse line-up of bands, dancers and artists into one marathon day of performances spread across five stages.
On the main stage your ears will be delighted with performances from bands of all genres and all skill levels. Within the Beer Garden, Bar Pink, one of North Park’s favorite bars hosts the stage! From the food court you can indulge in your favorite fayre while indulging your ears with beat box, jazz, and acoustic folk music at the Beats and Eats Stage! With performances from ballet academies, Culture Shock, and a Flamenco group the Dance Stage is always a crowd favorite! The World Music Stage provides a vast array of performers from every continent! You will embark on a journey across the world without you ever having to leave San Diego!
Being on the forefront of the art scene, the North Park Festival of Arts celebrates all types of art forms in its Juried Arts Area with over 40 artists showcasing everything from elaborate paintings to metal sculptures. Some of the wonderful work you will find includes handcrafted jewelry, exquisite metalwork and glass art, vibrant oil paintings, photography and even unique woodworking. The "Juried Arts Area" brings the San Diego art community together and offers visitors an opportunity to meet local artists, support their talents, and purchase one of a kind works of art. Look for the North Park Craft Mofia at the festival! They always produce creative and innovative items that are crafty works of art for you to enjoy.
The creativity and talent continues with an array of over 50 specialty and food booths featured along University Avenue. There will be something for everyone including the kids as the Hands-On Arts area returns offering children the chance to participate in free, interactive activities designed to stimulate and inspire their imaginations to create their own masterpieces.
Festival goers come thirsty to the Craft Beer Block and experience 12 four ounce samples from San Diego’s favorite breweries for $30 in advance or $35 the day of, complete with a commemorative glass and a t-shirt! To enter the Craft Beer Block you must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the North Park Main Street. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets to the Craft Beer Block please visit NorthParkFestivalofArts.com or call North Park Main Street at 619.294.2501. Mark your calendars to come experience a day where music meets art at this year’s 16th Annual North Park Festival of Arts!